Alicia Wallace of Ride for Hope congratulates Rob Rothwell who was the highest bidder in the Ride for Hope charity auction.
Nassau, Bahamas - Ride for Hope held its first email auction, of a
Ride for Hope branded Cervelo bicycle, in December 2011. The custom
built and painted bicycle, with parts by Cervelo, Mavic, Rotor, and
SRAM, proved to be a hot item. Bids rolled in up until the final hours
of the four week auction.
winning bid was placed by Rob Rothwell. From he placed his first
bid, he stated in his email, “Fingers crossed I will be riding it in
Eleuthera on April 14th 2012!” Rothwell has been cycling for pleasure
since he was 14 years old. He has participated in a few local races with
the New Providence Cycling Association. He also competed in the 2011
Nassau and Freeport Conchman triathlons.
to be the winner of the sweetest ride in the country, he said, “Ride
for Hope does excellent work for charity, and the route of the ride is a
great advert for The Bahamas.” He also noted, “The bike looks fantastic
and is similar to the Cervelo ridden to 3 stage victories in last
year’s Tour de France. Let’s hope, if nothing else, it helps me ride a
few mph faster!”
Asked about his
participation in previous Ride for Hope events, Rothwell said, “I rode
in 2009 and 2011, and I’m greatly looking forward to this year’s
bike-a-thon. Especially on my new ride!”
bike was presented to Rothwell by Alicia Wallace, Ride for Hope
Administrator, on Monday, January 9. Ride for Hope is looking forward to
seeing the “RFH bike” at Ride for Hope 7. It is sure to have lots of
The Ride for Hope is a registered charity.
Its flagship event is a fund raising bike-a-thon held each Spring in
The Bahamas. Participants have called the Ride for Hope "a truly
inspiring weekend." Every dollar raised by participants without
exception is applied to the improvement of programs for cancer treatment
and patient care.