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Charity Cycle Ride - Your Comments, Questions and Answers
Lands End to John O'Groats Sponsored Cycle Ride, for NSPCC, July - Aug 2004



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-----Original Message-----
From: Fam. Mulder []
Sent: 31 July 2004 08:27

From Marijke Mulder, Holland, mother of Erik Nauta, I mailed yesterday but I made a mistake. I meant to say that the trip could not be a 'kat in de zak'. Because we all have much confidence in the team to make this route completely a great success. Thanks. Love from Erik's family.Marijke Mulder

-----Original Message-----
From: Fam. Mulder []
Sent: 30 July 2004 21:36
Subject: Erik's family in Holland wishes the team good luck

 Mother, Timme and Astrid and Geert wish the team all the best in Scotland. If things go as well as they did biking through England then it's a"kat in de zak". Erik will explain this expression. I'am sure he can. We are very proud. Love from Holland. Marijke, Tjark, Timme, Astrid and Geert.

Many thanks indeed. I will pass on the message. I suppose the expression is similar to ‘cat in the bag’ in English.
Kind regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah H Hoddy []
Sent: 28 July 2004 13:26
Subject: Plews team cycle ride


 I was just wondering if all the team, as they seem to be close friends or related to Gavin, also had "insane bottoms?"  Frightening thought!!!

 Good Luck team! We are with you all the way.

from Sarah Hoddy

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Skinner []
Sent: 27 July 2004 19:32
Subject: Message for John Shipley

 John -

Congratulations on passing the half way mark.  Hope that the only problems have been with mechanical bits of your bike, and not with you!  (At least you should not encounter rabbit holes.)  Golf will seem such a doddle after this. Anyway best of luck for the rest of the trip.


From: Christina []
Sent: 22 July 2004 22:57
Subject: For Gavin Plews
Hello Gavin,
I am watching your progress.

Do hope you can still stand at night.
Lovely to see you.
I laughed to see that the UN in Afghanistan can surf the net.

love Christine and James

From: Roger Lerry []
Sent: 22 July 2004 07:13
Subject: Why is no progress shown

Hello, I am trying to track the progress of John Shipley, he told me from Tuesday I would be able to do so, is it being updated and if so what am I doing wrong.

Thanks for your help


Answer: We have decided to give a report based on phone conversations even if no formal report was received from them.

From: Keith Skinner []
Sent: 21 July 2004 17:15
Subject: Message for John Shipley

John - Hope you have had a good start.  I see you are at Dunsford tonight - we lived just outside the village - so hope that you are still have enough energy left to admire the countryside.  Anyway good luck, and as they say, "allez!".


From: Jay Lucas []
Sent: 21 July 2004 04:52

Just wanted to say good luck to you all...especially the Plews gang!!

I hope the lovely British weather is kind to you...!!!

All the Best


Jay Lucas
Out of Country Coordinator
UNAMA - JEMB Secretariat
Tel: +39 0831 246000 - Ext. 5563
Mob: +93 (0)79 206081





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