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Thu 22 Sep - Happy Thursday 22/09/16

This time last week many of you were cycling the Wild Atlantic Way!!!

This was certainly O2e’s biggest and hardest ride but the incredible scenery and stunning route more than made up for it.
The teamwork, support and friendships were off the scale as everybody pulled together to help each other through.
A mix of ages, male, female, seasoned and new riders was the perfect blend for success.
So much work went into making this event happen with Big Kev & Lee at the top of the tree.
A special mention to Mary, aka ‘ Mammy ‘ , who was responsible for so much of the planning and organisation in Ireland-the welcome and support from the locals was absolutely amazing!!!!
Big shout out to the Skelly family who turned out in force on and off the bike.
An incredibly powerful and sometimes emotional ride and one that we will all remember forever……….
Huge congratulations and thanks to you all….. these rides just get better and better…….TDM……
Let’s strike while the iron is hot and collect and send in sponsorship money asap.

Deborah is packed and off for the journey of a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!deborah250h

Dear Slatts
Well I have finally gone and booked it…..I am off to Everest base camp!!
I have wanted to do this challenge for some time but as it is an 18 day trip I have been constrained by work holidays.  Now I run my own company that is no longer a problem, I knew there some benefit in making the move!
I will depart from the UK 22nd September 2016 and, after a number of flights, I will start the trek from Lukla on day 3 of the trip and will then trek for the next 12 days camping near tea houses a night.  We will ascend a total of 2,995m, starting at 2,652m and going as high as 5,647m when we ascend to the summit of Kalapatthar.  Everest Base camp is at 5,357m so this will be tough.  Each day we will trek approximately 10-12 km but once we go above 5,000m this will reduced to around 5km per day.

I know this will be a tough challenge and will definitely take me out of my comfort zone but that’s what O2e is all about and over the years of doing challenges for O2e I have learnt that I really can do anything I put my mind to.  I shall now start to put together my training plan and start the journey!
There are spaces left on the trip if anyone else with O2e is mad enough to join me….
Kind regards
Deborah

This is just the most incredible event. Deborah has taken on some amazing challenges but will be hard to ever top this one!
Very best of luck Deborah, I know many people are very envious. Lots of photos and keep safe xxxxxxx

Mrs Nira’s quiz night on 25th Oct ( see flyer ) is all booked and teams are entering now. Teams of 6-8 people ( try and get as many new O2e ers as poss ). Team names to Mrs Nira asap nira.fulton@teamlexington.london £10 per ticket includes dinner!!!!!!
Many thanks Mrs for arranging ( lots of questions about kibbutz life in Israel please )

Gala Dinner ( see flyer ) sales are flying and have a few more tickets left-let me know asap to reserve you seat for the best night of the year ( although Saturday night at Finn Leisure Centre in Ballybofey will be a challenger!! )

Many thanks to you all as always.
Best,
Slatts