Firstly, a massive THANK-YOU from Dan and me, for all the support for the Unofficial Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey. We’re completely overwhelmed by all the tweets, facebooking, and of course , the donations. Can you believe it, in 48 hours, we’ve raised $870? As I said at the start of this week’s podcast, I owe Dan a massive apology, because he kept telling me we should set a higher target than $250! But since we’ve seen all the support, we’ve decided to raise our ambitions. Imagine if we could get $1,000 by the end of the day – and end up with a prize pot of a couple of thousand Euros? The more money we raise, the better the prizes we can give to more riders!
The first thing we’re going to do is since we have more money than we thought we’d make, is to extend the number of races we’ll cover. The competition will now cover the Giro Toscana, which runs 29th August – 2nd September, the Tour de l’Ardèche (3rd-9th Sept) and the Brainwash Ladies Tour (4th – 9th September) so we can include even more riders in the competition.
Since we’ve raised more money than we were expecting, we’ll also add a prize for the best social media from each of those three races, as well as the overall jersey, as sub-jersey categories, so we can reward more riders. We’ll tell you more about the prizes once we get to the nomination season!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Well, we’d LOVE it if you can keep up the momentum by spreading the word about this! And of course, if you haven’t already donated, every little bit is gratefully received. The original information post is here and the donations page is here – and the direct link to the video is on youtube.
If you’ve already donated, we’ll be in touch after the fundraising closes and we’re given your details, to tell you how to claim our rewards, and check what name you want on the jersey and certificate etc
Nominate riders! We’ll have a nominations page open from 29th, for social media by riders at Toscana, about that race, ready and waiting for you.
Tell me about riders you really like – from any cycling discipline. I’ve started a series of post about social media, with 6 of my favourite bloggers, but I’ll be including everyone who’s recommended to me, later in the series. Let me know about the riders you follow in the comments, or…
Thankyou all so much. The support is so fantastic, and we’re showing the world that fans really love women’s cycling, and that’s a wonderful feeling.
UPDATE from 24th August (short version: THANKYOU!!!)
UPDATE from 2nd September (Thankyou again!!!)
Nominations from the Tour de l’Ardèche and Brainwash Ladies Tour