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1st September 2010


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Well, I do believe you were warned in the last issue of Wyenot News that you may see a lot of strangely dressed cyclists on the loose on Sunday, so it will come as no surprise that Ozzy and Gary and their friends' latest fund-raising venture for Acorns was as entertaining as promised. After leaving the Man of Ross Inn on Sunday morning the crazy crew rode through the lanes of Herefordshire to the Harp at Hoarwithy for lunch.

En route, however, Elvis (Ian Philips) and his partner in crime's tandem suffered a puncture. A passing lady exclaimed, 'This is the first time I've ever seen Elvis fixing a puncture at Hoarwithy!' Once the puncture was repaired, they resumed their journey back to the Man of Ross, not only for a well earned drink and barbecue, but also to witness the next hair brained scheme, the ceremonious shaving of Scotty the Brave!

Steve 'Scotty' Ellis had, probably whilst under the influence, volunteered to have his long curly locks and beard shaved off to raise even more money and now, the group are pleased to be on target to reach their goal of £10,000. Before this latest escapade, £5,100 had been raised by holding various events and it was estimated that between £1,500 and £2,000 would have been raised on Sunday. Phil Compton was sponsored £570 of this for the bike ride and Scotty, £500 for baldly going where a few others have gone before him.

The date for the charity football match against Aston Villa Veterans has been set and will take place at the John Kyrle High School on 10th October with a 2:30pm kick off. Admission to the match will be by programme. For further information about the match, please contact Ozzy on 07920819387 or Gary on 07738999278.

The cyclists outside of the Man of Ross on Sunday.

Ian Philips and Dewi Stewart getting ready to ride tandem.

Scotty before his close shave, which was carried out by Gary Davies and Karen Whitehead.

'You might take my hair but you'll never take my freedom!' Scotty the Brave.
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