Going Going Bike

Jan 162012
Auction items Cycle a DifferenceNewborns Vietnam

For the second successive year, Going Going Bike successfully held a live charity auction at the London Bike Show which finished yesterday (January 15).

This year’s auction, in aid of Newborns Vietnam/Cycle a Difference, a charity that aims to reduce neonatal mortality in Vietnam, took place on the high profile main Cycling Stage of the London Bike Show. Despite having the noisy and well attended Bike Polo tournament next to the Cycling Stage, the auctions attracted healthy audience numbers on both days.

Grand total raised

We’re very pleased to announce that the two live auctions we ran on the Saturday and Sunday of the show raised a grand total of £662 for Newborns Vietnam/Cycle a difference. The items auctioned off on Saturday raised £420 with the items auctioned off on Sunday raising £242.

All the money we raised from the auctions will go straight to the charity as they look to raise funds to buy baby incubators and send nurses from the Royal College of Nursing over to Vietnam to train up Vietnamese nurses there on neonatal care.

A big thank you to GGBs cycling friends

Commenting on the success of the charity auctions at the London Bike Show, James, one of the co-founders of Going Going Bike, said: “Going Going Bike were delighted to be able to help Cycle a Difference/Newborns Vietnam raise money by holding auctions for them at the London Bike Show. It’s a fantastic charity that will have a big impact. I want to thank all our webstores and other friends in the cycling industry for contributing items to our auctions. Without them we could not have raised such a large sum of money.”

In no particular order, here are the good eggs who donated items to the auction (company name listed first, followed by donated item):

  • Espresso Wheels – Coaster wheelset
  • Water off a Duck’s Back – Men’s waterproof coat
  • Georgia in Dublin – D1 Style waterproof windcheater
  • Bamboo Bikes – Bamboo bike frame
  • Foffa Bikes – Foffa track/single speed frame
  • Intrepid Apparel - MTB riding shirt
  • The Michaux Club - Michaux Club Bag
  • Hardnutz – Chrome and Hi-Viz helmet
  • Kiddimoto – child’s entry bike plus helmet
  • Participate Sport – Cycletta, Etape Cymru & Dragon Ride sportive entry tickets
  • Lezyne – Track Pump
  • Full Windsor – bike mudguard
  • Shutt Velo Rapide - Goody bag and Mark Cavendish artwork print
  • Velobrands - Signed Kask Team Sky helmet
  • Bike Glow

Online charity auction to start soon

A number of the donated auction items did not get to reserve price on either of the two days. These items (Bamboo Bike frame, Michaux Club Bag and the Espresso Wheels Coaster wheelset) will now go up for auction online on Going Going Bike as part of a Newborns Vietnam/Cycle a Difference online charity auction.

Also available to bid for in that online charity auction is a fantastic two person 10-day holiday in Vietnam. This auction will go live later this week, and we’ll blog on the day it goes live to let you know what exactly is in this holiday of a lifetime.

A pleasure to be involved

We’d like to thank Suzanna Lubran at Newborns Vietnam/Cycle a Difference for allowing us to be involved with her project and choosing us to hold the charity auction for her. She is a remarkable woman who works tirelessly to save babies lives in Vietnam.

All the GGB staff in attendance at the London Bike Show were inspired by her drive and commitment to the cause she believes in so greatly. The Cycle a Difference stand at the London Bike Show also helped us out as a place of refuge on all four days of the show, so many thanks for that as well Suzanne!

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See also

London Bike Show review

Cycletta grows women-only cycle rides to seven in 2012

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