So, my sister Amy is 3 days into an endurance race called the TransAm (www.transambikerace.com). Competitors cycle across the entire width of America. She has trained and dreamt about this race for months, talking of little else.
Her bike was stolen from outside a cafe yesterday afternoon in Oregon. She is currently stranded with literally only her cycling outfit (and luckily her phone, passport and credit cards).
Instead of quitting and letting these thieves ruin her lifetime ambition she wants to get back on the bike. She has been totally self funded thus far and unfortunately has no more funds to buy a replacement bike. We are hoping friends, family and bike enthusiasts might be willing to spare a couple of £/$ to get her back on the bike and finish the race (and restore her faith in humanity).