I just want to say that I hope everyone is self isolating, staying safe and keeping themselves busy through these trying times.
I know times are dark at the moment and we all have our demons to battle. We'll get through this and I am really proud that as a nation we have come together.
If you haven't seen the incredible charity of our nation as we collectively donated 10 million pounds for Captain Tom to walk his garden on behalf of the NHS, then please do check it out.
It's so heart warming to see that we can set aside our differences and come together for a fantastical cause. Big up to all you key workers out there. Maximum respect for each and every one of you.
My nan passed away to the virus early last week, it came as a shock to us all and she is dearly missed. She is just one of the many victims of the deadly virus.
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What a memorable way to help the NHS and people who have been touched personally by this virus, some good news finally. Sad to hear of your loss Calum, you have my sympathy however good it is but glad to hear you are self-isolating and staying safe.
I've been stuck at home now for more than two weeks safe and sound but haven't felt this virus hit my "home" or close folks yet, despite the empty streets and being placed on furlough at one of my jobs. But I'm lucky and in a good position to wait this out for now, I can't imagine what some people are going through right now. Life is unusually cruel lately, but I guess we can keep our heads down working on bikes. Speaking of which, my DT is still in pieces... I need to get off my lazy butt at some point.
Take care everyone.
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@Calum my condolences and thoughts with you, I hope you’re okay dude. I was stuck at university when everything kicked off. Way before lockdown happened as soon as the university had a confirmed case they shut up shop and then in the space of two days over 1000 empty where they lived and returned home. It was insane to see a place soo lively become so desolate so quick.
I’ve heard so much corona this and that whatever that to some extent I’ve almost switched off to it, the empty streets and mad shopping makes precautions makes it feel like the backstory to a video game. I’m lucky as to where I live as there’s lots of fields, old hidden public footpaths, by ways and country roads that can go for miles and lots of other little places you can venture if you know the area very well. , luckily most of which you can also take a motorbike and because of how good and quiet the community it is no one ever complains as long as they know you
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@Calum sorry for your loss mate
@Calum He's up to £13.7 million now!!!
He's now raised £20 million+ what a guy!!!
Also I know Just Giving take a cut for the privilege. So they must be raking it too!
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@Calum I didn't think of that I'm sure they must be raking it as you said but surely in this exceptional case that has affected and touched pretty much the whole world they could do their bit and reduce their commission assuming that is how it works. Apparently he spent 3 years as a POW and he's an ex motorcycle racer. He was in the army endurance racing team and he also set up a motorcycle training school for the army. Visordown did a piece on him I was reading this morning. Captain Tom. What an exceptional man!
My ma is in a care home so praying it doesn't get in there, sorry for your loss Calum, never thought anything like this would ever hsppen
Let's pray we get back to normal soon!
£28 million raised and now a No#1 chart topper!!!
@ninja Such a shame, but at least the ole boy will be remembered for his bravery and selflessness.
@ninja Can't grumble mind. 100 years is more than your fair share of innings.
@calum True, in many ways he had a tough life and saw many things during wartime, which most of us would never want to see. But at least he was able to return to a normal life and live it on his terms. Plus he got knighted personally by the Queen, for his endeavors - RIP Captain.
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@ninja I thought I heard he didn't see combat? I thought he was in Merry England during War Time?
I don't think he was on the front lines, just doing the vital job of training by the sounds of it.
@calum Fair enough, but "While in India, he was tasked with setting up and running a training programme for army motorcyclists."
"As part of the Fourteenth Army, the so-called "Forgotten Army", he served in Arakan in western Burma (now Myanmar) – where he survived dengue fever. Moore returned to the UK in February 1945, to take a training course on the inner workings of the Churchill tanks, learning to become an instructor. He did not return to the regiment, remaining as an instructor and the Technical Adjutant of the Armoured Vehicle Fighting School in Bovington Camp, Dorset, until he was demobilised in early 1946".
"Moore raced motorcycles competitively – he purchased his first when he was 12 and wore the number 23. He rode a Scott motorcycle, winning several trophies. Moore was a member of the Keighley and District Photographic Association between 1934 and 1936, as his father had also been".
A biker and a tank instructor, fits in here nicely!!!