Support your friendly local injured bicycle messenger
21.06.10 by Buffalo Bill
I would say that Janky is amongst the best messengers that I have worked with. I would go further and say that he is amongst the best bike riders that I have ever known. An absolute animal on the bike, he must be one of the quickest guys ever to ride in London, he is equally open to polo, foot-down and anything to do with two wheels, except maybe cargo bikes. And he is really smart, really nice guy, with whom it has been my great pleasure to spend a little time, not least at ECMC 2008, when he played on the Moving Target polo team, and raced in a Moving Target shirt in the main race.
So it was a shock to hear that he had broken his collarbone, and will not now be able to work for several weeks. As he is a ‘self-employed sub-contractor’, he will receive no sick pay. So his mates have come up with a number of great ideas to have fun and raise money for James. Some are detailed below:
THE JANKY JAMES RAFFLE! WIN A CUSTOM FRAME!
Roll up! Rollup! Support your friendly local injured bicycle messenger who, by virtue of a broken collar bone courtesy of a white van man, is off circuit for up to six of your English months. Boo. Not good you say? Well, we have a solution! As a benefit to our courageous friend we are hosting a mega awesome and totally sweet raffle! Prizes have been donated by Madison.co.uk, Look Mum No Hands and Brixton Cycles so far with winners going home with Kryptonite locks, hats, bottles, mudguards, pants (or trousers if you prefer), cranks (105 double octalink), t-shirts of course and sidis (yes really-we have 2 pairs of carbon road shoes) amongst various other bits and bobs. The top prize is a hand built custom steel frame and fork by Oak Cycles that will be designed and built for the winner!
So if you want to grab a ticket you have until Friday the 2nd of July at 9pm following which a draw and prize-giving will take place outside the Duke of York on Clerkenwell Road. Results will be posted on Moving Target Forum and the London Fixed Gear and Single Speed websites with photos of the winner and frame to follow on building!
The best part is tickets also double up as spoke cards! So that you can shamelessly advertise your support on your wheel! They are available from tomorrow, in person, at Look Mum No Hands at no. 49 Old Street or collection can be arranged through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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