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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

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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,

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

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Donation by Paul Sheldon
on 11-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Congratulations for what you have achieved so far Spike. Best wishes for Sunday x
Donation by Toni and Darrin
on 11-07-2017
£62.50 gift aid
Good luck Bro👍 Andrew, Rachel & Tallulah.
Donation by Andrew Taylor
on 10-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Go Give it some Welly Spike ! You can definitely do this . See you on the other side for a cuppa at The Fell and talk me through the whole event 😃
Donation by Candice
on 04-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Best of luck Spike, a huge thankyou for the bike fit, it's transformed my endurance riding!
Donation by Andy Helme
on 28-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck from all at F&W
Donation by Fagan & Whalley Ltd
on 27-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Spike, I know you will nail it!! So proud of you x
Donation by Jen and Fred
on 13-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Best of Luck Spike
Donation by Ken Hardman
on 12-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good Luck Spike ...a huge challenge - SADS is such a frightening condition (I had my son screened when he was younger) research & early diagnosis is vital ...keep raising the funds & profile of Dans Trust!
Donation by Janette H
on 12-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck lad, show em how to ride.
Donation by Si Hoe
on 12-06-2017
£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

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