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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

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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

Good luck Spike!
Donation by Jen Royle
on 13-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck you will nail it👍
Donation by Big Kev & Ted
on 13-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck this weekend:)
Donation by Carolyn & Simon
on 13-07-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Wishing you all the luck in the world.....smash it xxx
Donation by Kate murdoch
on 12-07-2017
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Spike! 👊
Donation by Simon Burney
on 12-07-2017
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Spike 👍👍
Donation by Hazel & Chris Dalton
on 12-07-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-07-2017
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
It's been a while saw this and thought Fair play Spike, good luck and enjoy :) Lil Lee (rugby)
Donation by Little lee
on 12-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good Luck Spike! You've worked so hard for this and I hope you enjoy it (as much as possible!) Looking forward to catching up when you're an Iron Man!
Donation by The Whittles
on 12-07-2017
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck spike
Donation by Les
on 12-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 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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