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Thank you

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

  Well I think I’m just about over the ‘Team Mash Blues’ that’s largely due to the fact I’ve got the Transplant Games this weekend then we are off to Thailand for two weeks of family time! I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for being involved in the Team Mash ride, I say ride, […]

Join us at the Jesmond

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, June 19th, 2015 in News, No Comments

We would like to invite you to join us at http://jesmonddenehouse.co.uk to celebrate the end of the Team Mash ride. There will be a lovely BBQ and pimms on arrival!! Kids are very welcome we are hoping it will be a great family event. We have invited special guests from the Freeman joining us. Prices are […]

Day 2 lunch confirmed by the ladies of the WI

By Kevin Mashford on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 in News, No Comments

Re Day 2 The President of Kirkby Mallory WI, Mrs Margaret Spence has kindly offered to Host us for lunch on Day 2, they will provide us with tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches at the local village hall in Kirkby Mallory. They will guarantee us a warm welcome in the village as we pass by.

Thank you Admetis LLP

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 in News, No Comments

  If you’re one of our corporate sponsors you will have received invoices for your contributions to our ride from Admetis Thanks to Pete and all the team at Admetis LLP for setting up the accounting system for Transplant Association. You can check out all the financial services offered by them here Admetis

Riders Gear sorted.. Thanks to Truffleshuffle.com

By Kevin Mashford on Monday, May 18th, 2015 in News, No Comments

T-Shirts, Hoodies and bags have all gone off to print with huge thanks to www.truffleshuffle.com for supping the hoodies and T-shirts FREE OF CHARGE  Also the goody bags sponsored by Cristie Data are looking smart!!  

Women of Sprotborough we salute you!!

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

I’m delighted to confirm the Women’s Institute in Sprotborough will be hosting our lunch on day 3.  The ladies have very kindly offered us tea, coffee, sandwiches…. and… most importantly…. CAKE.. the staple for every cyclist of course!! Nice one Mike… 1 down 3 to go!!!!! 

Jersey’s off to be printed

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

The  Team Mash Jersey has gone off to be printed!  I hope you like them. We have a limited number for sale.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like one! £40 each, which is a bargain! 

Burston Cook Sponsors Team Mash Jersey

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, April 17th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

    Burston Cook is a leading firm of Chartered Surveyors and Commercial Property Consultants in the South West. They are the latest company to show support to the Team Mash ride and we are delighted to have them as one of our jersey sponsors, Thank you Julian, Jayne and all the team. http://burstoncook.co.uk/index.html

Nudge Digital confirmed as Team Mash energy bar sponsor

By Kevin Mashford on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

  We are pleased to announce that Nudge Digital are sponsoring our essential refuel snacks for the ride. They have even persuaded Technical Director and avid cyclist, Ben Organ, to join the team on a leg of the journey. Nudge Digital is a full-service digital agency with a team of experts across strategy, UX, design, and […]

Georgia Sandy Fieldsend – An angel who saved lives and gave sight.

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in News, 1 Comment

          Some of you may have heard the Radio 5 Live show on Monday, I’ve added a link if you haven’t.  It was a great feature that promoted organ donation. Ilse fieldsend is the lady talking very passionately about her lovely daughter who died just aged 3.  Georgia went onto save […]

Hotels along the route

By Kevin Mashford on Monday, March 9th, 2015 in News, No Comments

Quite a few people have been asking where we are staying along the route.  Hotels for full riders are confirmed below. Day 1 Venue: Best Western Grosvenor Hotel Address: Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon Day 2 Venue: Premier Inn Nottingham Arena (London Road). Day 3 Venue: Best Western Crown Boroughbridge Horsefair, Boroughbridge  

Ride with Greg Whyte OBE Confirmed 13 June 2015

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in News, 2 Comments

Training Ride with Greg Whyte OBE is confirmed at http://themarlowclub.co.uk as follows: 12:30pm -1:00pm MEET 1:00pm – 3:00pm CYCLE 3:00pm – 3:30pm SHOWER & CHANGE 3:30pm – 4:00pm CHAT WITH GREG 4:00pm DEPART   It would be great to get as many riders as possible to what promises to be a great day with a former British […]

Ride with Greg Whyte OBE

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in News, 1 Comment

Open to all Team Mash registered riders.  We are finalising plans for a training ride with Greg Whyte OBE. The ride will start from The Marlow Club weekend of 13/14 June.. full details to follow.  Please register your interest either in the comments or via facebook/twitter.

World renowned Olympian and ‘physical activity guru’ Professor Greg Whyte OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM supports Team Mash!

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

It’s been a wonderful couple of days! Thanks to a lovely friend (Mel) sending my transplant story on to Greg Whyte we had a few e-mail exchanges and arranged to meet for a quick bite to eat yesterday. I can honestly say I felt like I’d known him forever and the conversation flowed for over […]

Kevin Mashford in the news..

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 in News, 1 Comment

I thought I would put something up here in relation to the news that has somewhat taken me by surprise in its interest. I’m really grateful to the Bristol Post for what was a superbly written and sensitively poised article.  It featured what we are doing here regarding our ride, our new charity The Transplant Association, plus the […]

Actual News…News!

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 in News, No Comments

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/HEART-DONOR-GAVE-PASSION-CYCLING/story-25970011-detail/story.html  

Donations and Registration fees.

By Kevin Mashford on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 in News, No Comments

Hello Riders and contributors. I hope everyone is well and looking forward to July! It’s time for us to collect the registration fees. Depending on what you have registered for please can you pay either: Full ride – £200 Stage Ride – £100 Virtual Ride – £10 Into this account: Sort Code: 54-30-06 A/C: 34193464 […]

Transplant Association logo revealed

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, January 30th, 2015 in News, No Comments

      Good morning all, We would like to present to you the Transplant Association logo designed by the wonderful Ellie Seelig http://eleanorseelig.co.uk/ (who also designed our Team Mash logo). We would also like to take a moment to say a really big Thank you to Ellie for doing such an amazing job for us and for […]

Cheddar Cycle Store supplies Team Mash with bike mechanic support!

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in News, No Comments

      We are delighted to confirm that www.cheddarcyclestore.co.uk will be on hand with a van full of spares and a great bike mechanic for the full route. Closer to the event we will post about getting your bike checked over by the guys to ensure all of your kit is in tip top […]

Sports Cardiology UK confirmed as Water Bottle sponsor

By Kevin Mashford on Monday, January 12th, 2015 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

      We are already delighted that Dr Graham Stuart and his wife Maggie are joining us for the ride on their tandem but they have just confirmed as sponsors of the water bottles for the ride.  The arrangement will see Sports Cardiology’s logo on all the riders water bottles along the route as […]

The waiting game..

By Kevin Mashford on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 in News, No Comments

Most of you have probably never even considered this. Unless if affects you why would you.. I guess it’s a bit like the petrol warning light in your car for many, if it isn’t on, its isn’t a problem.  When the light goes on, you top up the petrol.  What if there was NO petrol? I remember […]

Only FIVE full ride positions left

By Kevin Mashford on Monday, January 5th, 2015 in News, 1 Comment

Well I must admit I was worried about how many we would get for the full ride but with the registration only open for 5 days we have only got FIVE full ride positions left!! So if you are sitting on the fence, now’s the time to jump off and get registered! Its great seeing the […]

30 Full rider positions taken in first hour!

By Kevin Mashford on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 in News, 2 Comments

We have been delighted to see that 30 of the 50 full ride slots have been registered for within the first hour of registration being open!! Stage riders are still welcome and of course the #342Crew Virtual Riders are welcome to register at any-time! I’m over the moon that my Pre Transplant Consultant and his […]

Registration opens

By Kevin Mashford on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 in News, No Comments

Happy New Year everyone! Registration opens today as follows: 1500 – Full riders 1600 – Stage riders 1700 – Virtual riders Its a great opportunity to to combine all of your New Years resolutions, eating healthy, getting fit and achieving something fantastic at the end of it! We won’t be asking for payment today as […]

Bright Green Star Man Joins Team Mash

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, December 19th, 2014 in News, No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Bright Green Star man will be joining us on the for ride. I’m sure he will leave a trail of Bright Green start along the route.  The Green stars are symbolic of our donors shining brightly over us.  Without these people joining the organ donation register this ride would […]

Countdown to registration starts

By Kevin Mashford on Monday, December 15th, 2014 in News, No Comments

With only 17 sleeps until registration we are getting excited. When registering we will be asking everyone to submit a small profile type image with your form, it will be self explanatory at the time.  As registrations come into us at Mash HQ they will be uploaded to the Cycling Team page with your photo, […]

Opportunity sponsor our Team Mash jersey..

By Kevin Mashford on Friday, December 12th, 2014 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

So here is the initial draft of our Team Mash jersey for the ride! We will be attracting lots of media coverage during the lead in and the ride itself.. If you can join the team by being one of our jersey sponsors please let us know!!

Chance meeting leads to our biggest donation so far

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in News, No Comments

You never really know what is around the corner. During the summer I was lucky enough to be invited to The Oval to watch a 20/20 match between Surrey and Glamorgan.  Whilst chatting with the other invited guests we got on to the subject of organ donation and I told my story.  I’m often amazed […]

Computer World Main Jersey sponsor for TeamMash

By Kevin Mashford on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

          We had some great news yesterday that Computer World www.computerworld.co.uk are to be the main sponsor of our ride jerseys.  Jonathan Osborne was the Managing Director of Computer World so it will be with great pride that we will have his companies name on our clothing.

Truffle Shuffle sponsor TeamMash

By David Bloomfield on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 in News, Sponsors, No Comments

So with the website going live last night we only had to wait just a few hours before the first corporate sponsor came forward!! With a very very generous offer to supply us with all of our T-shirts and hoodies FREE OF CHARGE! www.truffleshuffle.com is a great website for cool, fun and retro T-shirts, hoodies […]

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