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Old 13 July 2007, 17:42   #21
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As long as it's in the name of 'charity mate, not 'arf' it's got to be good, brilliant, well done.
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Old 14 July 2007, 01:56   #22
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Would you be less antagonistic if they were doing it without raising any money for charity? Genuine question!

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Old 14 July 2007, 05:15   #23
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Would you be less antagonistic if they were doing it without raising any money for charity? Genuine question!

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I'm not sure about your use of the word 'antagonistic', sceptical perhaps.
To answer your question, perhaps. I don't wish to 'bang on' on this subject. I think you know where I'm coming from on this one. Some may agree, many may not.
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If I wanted to do a round Britain trip (at my own expense) and could find the time, I would and might sometime. Perhaps I am being a little cynical but, I consider doing something really fun and exciting, at other peoples expense, albeit in the name of charity, not quite right. If they were walking or cycling around the country which would be a test of one's commitment perhaps, but not riding around in a rib. It's a bit like driving across Europe in a Ferrari Spyder,tiring, but not really that big a chore.
Mollers whoever you are, try driving a convertable ferrari at 40mph through a force 7 rainstorm with 6m speed bumps every 3 seconds for 9 and a half hours then post another comment telling us that it is easy.

and at whos expense was the trip, certainly not yours, and we are extremely sorry that raising money for charity offends you so greatly, and just to let you know all the money raised through the sponsors was given directly to the charity and so far we have raised over 30,000.

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Mollers whoever you are, try driving a convertable ferrari at 40mph through a force 7 rainstorm with 6m speed bumps every 3 seconds for 9 and a half hours then post another comment telling us that it is easy.

and at whos expense was the trip, certainly not yours, and we are extremely sorry that raising money for charity offends you so greatly, and just to let you know all the money raised through the sponsors was given directly to the charity and so far we have raised over 30,000.

yours sincerely

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Go away, I have 1000's of miles of delivery work under my belt. My son rode his bicycle at age 7, over 27 miles of Dartmoors 1in4 hills in driving wind and rain. He raised 675. And?????
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I hope you were more supportive and complimentary to your son.
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Mollers whoever you are, try driving a convertable ferrari at 40mph through a force 7 rainstorm with 6m speed bumps every 3 seconds for 9 and a half hours then post another comment telling us that it is easy.

and at whos expense was the trip, certainly not yours, and we are extremely sorry that raising money for charity offends you so greatly, and just to let you know all the money raised through the sponsors was given directly to the charity and so far we have raised over 30,000.

yours sincerely

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Well done and out of interest how much has it cost to raise that great sum i.e. boat, support crews, training, fuel,
boat mods, wet weather gear etc
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I wish em well, ther'e in for a hard ride
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I wish em well, ther'e in for a hard ride
They completed their circumnavigation eleven and a half hours before you posted
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who really cares what the boat costs, and the mods!

they took it up as a challenge and raised money for charity as well.

Mollers might think it is more "worthy" to do it on his surf board but, i think i would much prefer to do it in a 9m rib than a 3m sib for example.

if they had not done the mods they did and then got caught out by bad weather and fatigue would folks have moaned that they were not prepared enough?

well done guys
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