Bikes Bikes Bikes!
Hope you've all had a great week! Where does the time go? The weather has been super smashing the last few days and paws crossed for barbeque weather this weekend.
These guys are doing a really cool thing, crossing the the whole of Mongolia on motorbikes to raise money for some very worthwhile charities. You can check out their facebook page here, and they have a Virgin money giving page here.
Garry Campbell, Jonathan Coats and Quintin Stevens will embark upon a journey that will see them cross over 9000 miles of rugged terrain in often extreme weather conditions to raise money for four highly commendable charities: Marie Curie, Highland Hospice, Mind and the Raigmore Hospital Renal Unit.
Leaving from The STOREHOUSE – an 18th century graded restaurant and farm shop in Evanton, Scottish Highlands – the 9000-mile route will take the bikers south to Newcastle upon Tyne where they will board a ferry to Amsterdam. From then on their only transportation will be the three Yamaha XT660Z motorcycles used to carry them across Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Siberia and into Mongolia, before finally disembarking in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The whole trip will take a month.
Unpredictable climate conditions, camping in unknown provinces, dangerous off-road terrain and both physical and mental exhaustion are just a few of the challenges that lie ahead – but challenges all three biker’s will relish in order to raise an estimated £50,000 for their chosen charities.
Speaking of motorbikes, I almost forgot to tell you that I now have my own motorbike! Paws make it very difficult to ride, so I have given it to one of our Team Ionic friends - 'Hurricane' Hudson Kennaugh. He will be racing in the 2012 MCE Insurance BSB Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship. Wow what a mouthful! The first race will be in exactly 2 weeks time, so everyone has been really busy getting things ready for our first race at Brands Hatch. Here is a pic of the bike:
"I'm happy to be invoved in bringing new sponsors into BSB, and looking forward to building on the enthusiasm. I'ts been a long winter and now it's time to get out there and burn some rubber!" Hudson Kennaugh
"Everyone involved in this team has the winning attitude and we look forward to maximum performance and winning results!" Calum Liptrot, Managing Director - Ionic Balance.
"COOL!" Bear - Ionic Balance
Our full press release can be see here and we have already been mentioned on crash.net! We will have loads of racing merchandise available and I'm sure we will have great giveaways and hospitality packages coming soon.
Band Amnesty 2012
Just a quick reminder folks, ONLY 8 days left to get your bands in and get a £10 voucher to use on our site www.ionic-balance.com. Please don't leave it till the last minute I want all my friends to SAVE MONEY and get a NEW BAND! A big thank you to the hundreds of you who have sent in your old bands and got your fantastic new ones!
And remember guys if you want a brand new MK2 band or Signature Band send in your MK1 and get £10 off the price!
You can find our address on our Contact Page. Don't forget to enclose your email address so I can email you your voucher. And yes, it does mean ANY band - even an sweetie bracelet will do! (Nom nom nom!)
This is a great way to recycle your old band for the latest and great Ionic Balance gear! Happy days!
Retailer of the Week
This week we are mentioning Cafferys Designerwear. Cafferys is one of our first retailers and long term members of Team Ionic. To boot they sell some pretty wicked clobber!
Clothes make the man. Cafferys menswears offers the latest brands and fashions at great prices in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the heart of Inverness. From tailoring to denims we've got what you're looking for from top designer names. If you don't live locally you can also order from us online using paypal. Don't forget to sign up to our mailing list, facebook or twitter to keep up to date with what's going on.
Thanks to all who joined in for last week's competition. By now our winners will be wearing their new gear they bought with their vouchers. This week we are doing a Like & Share comp on Facebook. Check our facebook page from about 10:30am GMT to see what it is... we have 5 more £20 vouchers to be won!
Some of my friends ask me for useful links about Ionic Balance, so here they are:
Have a great weekend all!
Bear Hugs and High Fives
Ionic B. Bear