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Thursday, July 28, 2011


In the top TV series 24 every hour is packed with high octane energy.
The series begins where the Hero or Anti Hero Jack Bauer is working for the Los Angeles-based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a highly-proficient agent with an "ends justify the means" approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions.

Throughout the series most of the main plot elements unfold like a political thriller.
A typical plot has Jack Bauer's racing against the clock as he attempts to thwart multiple terrorist plots, including presidential assassination attempts, nuclear, biological and chemical threats, cyber attacks, as well as conspiracies which deal with government and corporate corruption.

In the 24 hour bike ride there was no Jack Bauer but five equally uncompromising, determined characters.
Their collective aim was to help clear up jacks mess. To raise money for the victims behind the real stories that have influenced the production studios.

Although nobody got killed or maimed there were high speed chases, scenes of helicopters swooping down and buckets full of Drama.

There were also buckets full of cash which aculmulated on the route in order to help raise money for 'The Help for Heroes Charity. Although we have not yet got all the money in I am advised that it is well over £1000 which is not bad for the middle of a recession.

Two years ago when the 'Travels with my Mule International Cycle Club' started one of our aims was to raise money for assorted charities by taking part in challenging Cycle events.
We have now raised over $250,00.
Another aim was to encourage people to ride together as part of a cycling family 'The Mules' - where we look after one another and embrace differing abilities.
We may not be the fastest, the fittest or the flashest........but we have great fun and always cycle with a smile.

Anyway enough of Jack Bauer and are some pictures.

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