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Re: Publicity
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 07:19:45 pm »
Nuun have just tweeted that they would be interested in discussing sponsoring Steve. If anyone is in touch with the support crew it might be worth letting them know Asap

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 07:31:29 pm »
Nuun are already contributing both tablets and water bottles - so if tweet is true - sounds as if left hand and right hand need to get together
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Re: Publicity
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 07:33:33 pm »
Happening now.

Nuun gave product sponsorship beforehand, looks like dosh now.
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2015, 08:07:12 pm »
Apologies, I missed them in the sponsor list so when Steve tweeted about using Nuun I gave them a nudge that they should spnsor him. I suspect the social media team not up to date with the sponsorship team. I suspect no harm done. Might be goid to get them to give Steve a bit of namechecking. Good to keep the awareness alive.

Re: Publicity
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2015, 05:11:09 pm »
Steve's in the Comic this week. It's out today.

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2015, 07:15:31 pm »
Steve's in the Comic this week. It's out today.
Thank f**k,  there is some sanity still in british cycling media.

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2015, 10:14:27 pm »
Not in the best of taste Matt
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Re: Publicity
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2015, 05:16:10 pm »
Just bought a copy. How daft that they should get Tommy Godwin's year mileage wrong, when that's the one truly significant number in the whole piece  :facepalm:

I had to check: so they have. I suppose it's not nearly as important as your 100 mile sportif timings.

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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2015, 06:58:46 pm »
Steve gets a mention in the latest CTC cycleclips email with a link to the OYTT website
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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2015, 05:13:45 pm »

Re: Publicity
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2015, 11:07:00 pm »
Newsnight has a piece about Milton Keynes on, and they haven't mentioned him once :(

Re: Publicity
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2015, 02:11:48 pm »
I see from the calendar that Zoe Williams is riding with Steve some time next Friday. Is that the Guardian's interviewer Zoe Williams - the one that wrote this?

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2015, 02:26:25 pm »
I see from the calendar that Zoe Williams is riding with Steve some time next Friday. Is that the Guardian's interviewer Zoe Williams - the one that wrote this?

I saw that too and presumed it is one and the same - she has written many other pieces about cycling for the Guardian.

Also noticed that Max Leonard has interviewed Steve. Max is a pretty decent cycling journalist. He wrote Lanterne Rouge what came out last year - not read it myself yet but it is very well regarded. Maybe he's writing a book about Steve!

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2015, 02:30:15 pm »
She also used to write for the LCC mag.

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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2015, 02:32:37 pm »
I see from the calendar that Zoe Williams is riding with Steve some time next Friday. Is that the Guardian's interviewer Zoe Williams - the one that wrote this?

I saw that too and presumed it is one and the same - she has written many other pieces about cycling for the Guardian.

Also noticed that Max Leonard has interviewed Steve. Max is a pretty decent cycling journalist. He wrote Lanterne Rouge what came out last year - not read it myself yet but it is very well regarded. Maybe he's writing a book about Steve!

Should Messrs Abraham and Searvogel survive the year and duke it out to the death finish then I think there would definately be an interesting book in there...

Re: Publicity
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2015, 02:39:21 pm »
I see from the calendar that Zoe Williams is riding with Steve some time next Friday. Is that the Guardian's interviewer Zoe Williams - the one that wrote this?

I saw that too and presumed it is one and the same - she has written many other pieces about cycling for the Guardian.


I understand from speaking to Lesley on Steve's team that it is Zoe Williams of the Guardian.

Hopefully she'll buy him a good lunch and then provide a wheel to follow for a few hours.

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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2015, 03:02:11 pm »
I'd wondered the same. 
That's great - an article in a national paper!

Re: Publicity
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2015, 03:42:22 pm »
I honestly think that this challenge could enter the national press in a big way.

People who have no cycling interest that I know are now tracking Steve and Tarzan everyday and reading this forum after me sharing this on my facebook.    A well written book would be a massive commercial success in my opinion.

I might have a cheeky bety on Steve for SPOTY too - you never know how big this thing could go.

I can not think of another spoting achievemnt this year that will challenge this record if it is beaten.... not to mention the mental side of the challenge.   

I would not be at all suprised to see Team Sky offering some assistance if the press continue to promote this - fantastic PR for all the sponsors involved with daily interest on social media

Re: Publicity
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2015, 04:11:33 pm »
"I might have a cheeky bety on Steve for SPOTY too - you never know how big this thing could go."

I reckon a tenner on Steve Abraham to win SPOTY "Unsung Hero" could be money well spent.  Imagine going into the bookies...

Me: I'd like to place a bet on SPoTY please
Bookie: Who? Wiggins? MCilroy?
Me: Steve Abraham to win "Unsung Hero"
Bookie: WHO?

I think they would take the bet based on ignorance alone!

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Re: Publicity
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2015, 04:49:50 pm »
One of the support team managed to get a bet on Steve beating the Godwin record at very decent odds -- much better than was a true reflection of Steve's ability -- but when I ( for one) tried to follow this up - the national bookmaker woke up -- and said they were taking no more bets on this event.
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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2015, 04:59:20 pm »

I understand from speaking to Lesley on Steve's team that it is Zoe Williams of the Guardian.

Hopefully she'll buy him a good lunch and then provide a wheel to follow for a few hours.


She has a column in the LCC magazine as well.
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Re: Publicity
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2015, 06:44:27 pm »
Later in the year, possibly when the tour is on , a campaign to get some of the pro riders on twitter would work well. just to re-tweet steves mileage by then will get massive global coverage.

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« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2015, 07:33:40 pm »
I honestly think that this challenge could enter the national press in a big way.

People who have no cycling interest that I know are now tracking Steve and Tarzan everyday and reading this forum after me sharing this on my facebook.    A well written book would be a massive commercial success in my opinion.

I might have a cheeky bety on Steve for SPOTY too - you never know how big this thing could go.

I can not think of another spoting achievemnt this year that will challenge this record if it is beaten.... not to mention the mental side of the challenge.   

I would not be at all suprised to see Team Sky offering some assistance if the press continue to promote this - fantastic PR for all the sponsors involved with daily interest on social media

I feel that sooner or later this whole attempt by Steve will capture `the great British Spirit`---wonderful amateur attempt on extreme record etc etc, and particularly as it`s also being attempted by someone who appears to be a semi professional Yank ! Even landlord at a local pub was very  interested and he doesn`t cycle.............
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Re: Publicity
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2015, 07:38:15 pm »
I see from the calendar that Zoe Williams is riding with Steve some time next Friday. Is that the Guardian's interviewer Zoe Williams - the one that wrote this?

I saw that too and presumed it is one and the same - she has written many other pieces about cycling for the Guardian.


I understand from speaking to Lesley on Steve's team that it is Zoe Williams of the Guardian.

Hopefully she'll buy him a good lunch and then provide a wheel to follow for a few hours.
I don't believe this - Zoe fecking Williams?!?  This is ...  just getting beyond belief.

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