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Spike Taylor

I'm aiming to complete the Bolton Ironman Triathlon in aid of a great local charity close to my heart, Dan's Trust

Raising money for
Dan's Trust

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Total raised
£2,815.00

Target
None set

Donations accepted until 16-10-2017

Donations closed

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About

I’m Spike Taylor, former chief mechanic for British Cycling, now a director of Beacon Cycles, Clitheroe.
A few years ago I met the Bagshaw family who had just lost their son & brother, Dan Bagshaw, to sudden arrythmic heart disease or SADS. Without warning SADS kills twelve otherwise fit and healthy young people every week! Dan himself collapsed and died on the finish line of a triathlon in Hong Kong.

The Bagshaws set up a charity, Dans Trust, to fund critical research into SADS at Imperial College, London, and screening programmes, most recently of young members of the British Cycling Team. The charity also financially supports talented youngsters around Clitheroe.

I was so moved by Dan’s story that I’ve decided to put myself through the ultimate challenge! – the IronMan triathlon in Bolton. That’s a 2.4 mile swim in open water followed by a 112 mile bike ride up some serious hills finished by a full 26.2 mile marathon! As you can see by my picture I’m not a natural athlete, and alongside training, I’ve got to shed at least 16 kilos. I’m determined to do it and to complete the triathlon.
Whatever you can donate to this great charity, I’d be really grateful,
Cheers,
Spike

Event details

Spike's Ironman Triathlon Challenge

Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at the Macron Stadium and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Le Mans Crescent in the shadow of the Albert Hall.
 

Event date

16-July-2017 09:00  - 
16-July-2017 17:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed

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Donations

Donation by Anonymous
on 04-09-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations mate! All that for a bloody t-shirt and medal (tattoo optional) - brilliant effort!
Donation by Grant
on 18-07-2017
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Hi Spike, CONGRATULATIONS, On a Brilliant Result in the IRONMAN, We Are So Proud that You Did it For "DANS TRUST" Love Shelagh & Peter ( Dans Mum & Dad )
Donation by SHELAGH BAGSHAW
on 18-07-2017
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done mate.
Donation by Graeme Duxbury
on 17-07-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Andrew Stevens
on 17-07-2017
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Only just found the donation link but I did promise to donate! Glad you managed to do it :-) Well done!
Donation by Heather Jones
on 17-07-2017
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Fantastic what a legend xx
Donation by Jane & martyn McDonnell
on 17-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing Spike! Very proud of you. Some more here for your pot. A big well done!
Donation by Stuart and Jenny
on 16-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-07-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Spike, all that training has paid off Iron man, amazing charity to support ❤
Donation by Susie Edwards
on 16-07-2017
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,815.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,815.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,430.00

Donations closed

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