Following on from the post Kona charity auction of my special breast cancer awareness Oakleys I have decided to auction off my Cervelo P2C frame and some other odds and sods in aid of Jon Blais’ ALS Foundation. Jon completed Kona in 2005, whilst suffering from the motor neurone disease ALS. The disease took his life in May 2007, but not before Jon’s strength, determination and courage had managed to inspire thousands and leave a legacy that sees the fight against ALS live on. I never had the privilege of meeting Jon, but have become friends with his parents, Bob and Mary-Ann and I, and other athletes, roll over the finish line in his honour. www.waronals.com

The auction is on ebay right now, and will last for ten days

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320317766653

The Cervelo P2C (carbon) frame is used, signed and is the one that took me to victory at Ironman Frankfurt, Alp D’Huez Long Course, Timberman 70.3 and the World Long Course Championships 2008. There are pictures on the ebay site of me in various positions on the bike…:) Saddle not included (given the abuse that i have given it, in more ways than one).

In addition to the autographed frame, the winner of the auction will receive:

  • Signed, unused TYR racing singlet, with my 2008 sponsors on the front
  • Shimano cycle shoes that I wore in 2008, including Kona (autographed) – size 43
  • Brooks T5 racer running shoes, worn in Kona 2007 – size US9
  • Autographed copy of the January 2009 Triathlete Magazine, with my mug shot on the cover
  • A blurb and photo in Triathlete Magazine congratulating the winning bidder (if the winning bidder so chooses)
  • Signed copy of the 30th anniversary Ironman hard cover commemorative book
  • Letter of authenticity for all products signed by me
  • Nutrition pack from Cytosport featuring: (1) case (4 tubs) of Cytomax powder (any flavors); (1) variety box of Cytomax packets; (1) case (4 tubs) of Muscle Milk powder (any flavors); 1 box of Cytomax Gel; (2) boxes of Muscle Milk Light bars (1 of each flavor).

Now the shoes come with a huge health warning, and I bear no responsibility for infections or other such fungal nasties that the winner may contract after wearing them!

I also want to use the opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone that came to listen to me ramble at the two talks I did last week at Physio4Life in London. We raised around £400 from the £5 entrance fee, and Tri247 and Physio4Life have also kindly topped this up. The money is being donated to Macmillan cancer support and research. www.macmillan.org.uk

That’s about it. Many thanks in advance to those who put in a bid to the ebay auction, apologies for my illegible scribbles posing as autographs, and for any nasty infections contracted after wearing the shoes (at least I didn’t include a USED pair of tri shorts!).