The FRR Bike Friday Projest The Bike being prepared ready for the respray

All the parts being taken off the bike ready for its vibrant yellow frame colour,with red mudguards found a place that does paper to make customized stickers.FRRgiant

Happy birthday to all the bike riders below

 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GIUSEPPE CAINERO


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7/31/2009 – Giuseppe Cainero was born on this date in 1932.The Italian rider won one of the one-day classics.

He is number 652 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALDO BINI

7/30/2009 – Aldo Bini was born on this date in 1915. He died on June 16, 1993.The Italian rider twice won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He also twice placed in the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 214 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JULIO PEREZ CUAPIO

7/30/2009 – Julio Perez Cuapio was born on this date in 1977.The Mexican rider won the Mountains Jersey in one of the Grand Tour events.

He is number 721 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FAUSTINO RUPEREZ


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7/29/2009 – Faustino Ruperez was born on this date in 1956.The Spanish rider won one of the Grand Tour events.

He also placed in the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 287 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EDDY MAZZOLENI

7/29/2009 – Eddy Mazzoleni was born on this date in 1973.The Italian rider stood on the podium in a Grand Tour event.

He is number 584 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RIK VAN LINDEN

7/28/2009 – Rik Van Linden was born on this date in 1949.The Belgian rider won the Points Jersey in a Grand Tour event.

He was also a two-time winner of one of the one-day classics.

He is number 236 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LUIS-JOSE NAVARRO


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7/28/2009 – Luis-Jose Navarro was born on this date in 1962.The Spanish rider won the Mountains Jersey in a Grand Tour event.

He is number 728 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOSE JAIME GONZALEZ


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7/28/2009 – Jose Jaime Gonzalez was born on this date in 1968.The Spanish rider was a two-time winner of the Mountains Jersey in a certain Grand Tour event.

He is number 436 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OMER TAVERNE

7/27/2009 – Omer Taverne was born on this date in 1904. He died on October 10, 1981.The Belgian rider won one of the one-day classics.

He is number 619 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALLAN DAVIS

7/27/2009 – Allan Davis was born on this date in 1980.The Australian rider placed in the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 855 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOSEPH DEMUYSERE


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7/26/2009 – Joseph Demuysere was born on this date in 1907. He died on April 30, 1969.The Belgian rider won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He also stood on the podium four times in the Grand Tour events.

He is number 110 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AURELIO GONZALEZ

7/26/2009 – Aurelio Gonzalez was born on this date in 1940.The Spanish rider won the Mountains Jersey in two of the three Grand Tour events.

He also stood on the podium in the third Grand Tour event.

He is number 247 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UWE RAAB

7/26/2009 – Uwe Raab was born on this date in 1962.The German rider won the Points Jerseys in back to back years in a certain Grand Tour event.

He is number 459 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NOEL DE PAUW


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7/25/2009 – Noel De Pauw was born on this date in 1942.The Belgian rider won one of the one-day classics.

He is number 438 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HENRI RHEINWALD

7/24/2009 – Henri Rheinwald was born on this date in 1884. He died on April 24, 1968.The Swiss rider won his home-country’s one-day classic.

He is number 655 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ENRICO MOLLO


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7/24/2009 – Enrico Mollo was born on this date in 1913. He died on March 10, 1992.The Italian rider twice stood on the podium of a Grand Tour event.

He also won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 230 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FERDI KUBLER

7/24/2009 – Ferdi Kubler was born on this date in 1919.The Swiss rider stood on the podium of the Grand Tour events numerous times including one victory. He also stood on every podium step of the World Championship Road Race. In addition, he won other one-day classics.

He is number 28 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOSEPH FUCHS


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7/24/2009 – Joseph Fuchs was born on this date in 1948.The Swiss rider won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 521 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GABRIELE MISSAGLIA

7/24/2009 – Gabriele Missaglia was born on this date in 1970.The Italian rider won one of the one-day classics.

He is number 707 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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The new bike building project ,people will be saying that teachers have too much time being on the long 6 week holiday

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Kerry Smith one of the fastest men on a bike on the island of Japan, one of lives good guys

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After clearing the loft found some old running photographs of FRR

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If looks could Kill

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Some Photographs of the last 2 stages in the Tour de France

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Brits are Champions in the Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish lead road race revolution for Britain


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The British have been a long time coming to the Tour de France, but now they have very much arrived. Six stage wins, fourth place in the race for the yellow jersey and a huge contribution to the rehabilitation of an event that has struggled to shed its tarnished image – all achieved with only four riders among the 180 on the start line three weeks ago.

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish departed Monaco as the ill-fated pairing from the Beijing Olympics, but arrived on the Champs Élysées yesterday as the standard-bearers of a new generation of confident Britons who are leading the way in European road racing through attitude and ability.

Wiggins’s fourth place overall equals the best British performance, by Robert Millar in 1984. Cavendish’s six stage wins after yesterday’s masterclass make him the most successful Briton in the Tour.

Add to that David Millar’s key supporting role to Wiggins and his lone breakaway on the road to Barcelona, and there has hardly been a day in this Tour on which British riders have not enjoyed the limelight.

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Next July, Wiggins will be among the Tour favourites, but he will not be reliant on the length of the time-trials to make his mark. Over the past three weeks, brimming with self-belief, he has proved himself on all terrains, including the fearsome Mont Ventoux on Saturday.

The historical resonance of equalling the Tour’s best British performance on the slopes of the mountain that claimed the life of Tommy Simpson in 1967 was not lost on Wiggins. His Garmin-Slipstream team bus has a photograph of Simpson, Britain’s last contender for Tour victory, fixed to the side and he rode up the Ventoux with a second image of Simpson taped to his bike frame.

The British incursion has stunned many, but it would be wrong to think of this – particularly in Wiggins’s case – as an overnight success. Its roots lie at Manchester Velodrome, where Team GB’s collective focus on excellence has enabled Wiggins and Cavendish to flourish, first on the track and now, at the highest level, on the road.

Wiggins, who finished 123rd on the Tour in 2006, has astounded many and Bjarne Riis, the manager of Carlos Sastre, the 2008 champion, described the Londoner as “the surprise of the Tour”. Riis said: “If he can ride on the track as fast as he can, then obviously he has talent. Everybody can see that he’s lost a lot of weight and if you lose that amount of weight but maintain the power, then it’s pretty obvious that you can ride a lot faster on the climbs.”

Matt White, director of the Garmin-Slipstream team, said: “It is not a fluke and I expect to see this level of performance again. He’s the best endurance track cyclist of the last ten years.

“In the past, he effectively used to ride two seasons in one year: one on the road and one on the track. It used to be his main goal to be world champion in March, but now it’s about peaking in July.”

Dave Brailsford, the performance director of Team GB and mentor to Wiggins and Cavendish, agreed. “It’s been a phenomenal achievement,” he said.

“The roots of this success lie in the performance plan we created, through which both Mark and Bradley have progressed. There are plenty of young talents coming behind them, so I think that this is just the start.”

Next year, when according to sources within the Tour organisation Brailsford’s Team Sky seem assured of a place in the peloton, may be even better. Wiggins, Cavendish and others will lead the way in what should have become a genuine revolution.

Refreshingly, in a sport in which skeletons remain tucked firmly in closets, the British riders have the good grace – unlike some others – to address the difficult history that has blighted their sport. On Saturday, as they passed the Simpson memorial on the slopes of the Ventoux, they poignantly acknowledged their predecessor’s fate.

As Wiggins, engrossed in the battle for a podium placing, rode to the summit, Cavendish doffed his helmet as a mark of respect, while David Millar slowed and tossed a racing cap towards the roadside memorial, with the dedication: “To Tommy: RIP.”

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The Red Cross Cycle Run

Join Victoria Pendleton on the Big Red Ride

Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is joining the Big Red Ride. 

Victoria says: ”Join me on the Big Red Ride and support the British Red Cross to help people in crisis. Winning gold in Beijing was an amazing experience.

 

    Cyclist Victoria Pendleton
 

“I hope it has inspired more people to take up cycling. Get on your bike and make a difference in helping people in crisis in the UK and overseas.” 

 

About the ride

Dust off your lycra and join Victoria for our brand new bike ride from London to Eastbourne. 

Covering 75 miles the ride will start from Blackheath Common in south-east London and take you heading south into the East Sussex countryside and all the way to the finish on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront.

Whether you’re new to cycling or experienced in the saddle this achievable challenge offers you an exciting new route in beautiful British countryside.

All riders will receive:

  • equipment advice
  • Red Cross t-shirt
  • post-event reception
  • training and nutritional advice
  • a comprehensive fundraising pack
  • contact with a Red Cross fundraiser for support and advice.

Each rider is required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £25 to secure their place and in addition to this we ask you to raise £150* in sponsorship which will directly support the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas.

Online entry is now closed for the Big Red Ride.  However, you can still register over the phone, by post or by email using the details at the bottom of the page. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Read our frequently asked questions (PDF)
Read our training guidelines (PDF)
Read our Big Red Ride kit list (PDF)

*This is non-refundable

Row of cyclists riding from London to Eastbourne

 

 
  Further information  
 
  The Big Red Ride will take place on Sunday 26 July 2009

Registration fee: £25 per rider

Minimum sponsorship: £150* per rider
*Please note that the sponsorship target does NOT include Gift Aid and we ask that 50 per cent of your sponsorship money is received two weeks before the event.

 
 
  Contact: Lucy Gregory  
 
  Telephone: 0844 412 2877  
 
  Email: challenges@redcross.org.uk  
 
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British Red Cross
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London EC2Y 9AL
 
 
 
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