The Bike That Keeps On Giving

by CyclingTips


You might remember back in May when Cadel Evans auctioned off his BMC SLR01 that he used in the 2010 World Championships and the Giro di Lombardia. The bike sold for over $16k which Cadel donated to the Manasarovar Academy which provides schooling facilities for children in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The only downside to this is that the bike was only affordable to people with fairly deep pockets. Many people suggested that we hold a raffle for the bike so that everyone gets a chance and it would generate more money. This is true, however it is very difficult to obtain a license to hold a raffle (for good reason).

Why Does This Matter?

The gentleman who won the auction for Cadel’s bike is very generous and passionate about supporting CPEC – Cerebral Palsy Education Centre Equipment & Teaching Aids. He has purchased this bike with his own money and has gone through the process of getting a license to raffle it off. This will allow someone who doesn’t have a $16k budget the chance to own this bike, but more importantly, to buy equipment and aids for children with Cerebral Palsy to help them live normal lives the way they deserve. 100% of the proceeds from this raffle will be donated to CPEC.

The bike will be on display over the next few weeks at Café Racer, RockIt Barber Shop and Total Rush – for dates and details visit this blog or follow on twitter @tupfield for updates.

There are 1,500 tickets available at $50.00 AUD each. You can purchase your tickets at any of the venues above or ***online here***. If purchased online, your ticket(s) will promptly be sent to you in the mail.

The winner will be drawn on Thursday, 25 August, 1.00 pm (AEST) at Total Rush. Anyone in the world is eligible to win and secure shipping will be arranged (at winner’s expense).

Specifications:

50cm BMC SLR01 Red
140mm Easton EA90 Stem
42cm EC90 Carbon Equipe Pro Bars
Campagnolo Super Record 2010
11-27 Cassette
172.5mm Cranks
Record front derailleur
Easton EC90 Tubular Wheels w/ Continental Competition Pro Ltd Tires
Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals (white)
Selle Italia Elite TT team edition saddle (white)
FSA Ceramic Headset
Swissstop Yellow Carbon Brake Pads

“No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving” -Anne Frank

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