HELP ME TO SUPPORT THE PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !


Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !


London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !


Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.


Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.


SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.


Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .


Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .


NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .



Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .


You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Oct 2, 2012

PETITIONING CHANGE !

When will phat see the writing on the wall ? Will USADA ‘s report on the “ Armstrong Affair “ cause him to decide “ enough is enough “ ? DOUBTFUL !
A petition has been initiated and NEEDS support and I for one think that it will gain traction and could go VIRAL with YOUR SUPPORT !

 Do you want CLEAN SPORT ?

 I DO !

 SAY NO TO DOPING NOW !

 DO YOUR PART !

 What will it cost YOU ?

  http://www.change.org/suggested?petition_id=744816 

My comment , justifying my wish for change : “ Currently the “ UCI “ is being mismanaged by an Irishman who was “ Banned “ from competing at the Olympics through his ignoring IOC requirements in Sport ! The “ UCI “ are holding Elections in September 2013 , where he is seeking re-election . During recent times it has become apparent that there are question marks regarding his conduct and that of Top Management in the running of the “ UCI “ !

 Not only Fee paying Athletes are placing information in the Court of Public Opinion BUT ALSO former members of the “ UCI “! When even colleagues of the Management are calling for change , there must be justification for an inquiry conducted by a third party , such as CAS , WADA or IOC ! The “ UCI “ is supposed to be a Union for the Cyclists but it is trying to be ALL THINGS to All the stakeholders !

When you have Presidents stating in Public that “ THEY DECIDE who will be sanctioned “ , it becomes obvious that there is NOT JUSTICE for ALL ! Truly the only way forward for the “ UCI “ is to take part in an “ AMNESTY FOR ALL SPORTS “ which should be conducted by a commission created by WADA & IOC ! With their Joint efforts they will be able to persuade National Governments to stand back to allow ALL Past & Present Athletes to come forward and reveal their “ Doping Conduct “ without the risk of “ Double Jeopardy “ !

 In a two tier “ Amnesty “ they can reveal on the First tier , their misconduct and those associated with them and then the Second tier can be used by those of the Athlete’s team , who see that their principals has not sought “ Amnesty “ , will to preserve “ Their entitlement “ to “Amnesty “ , declare the circumstances that caused them to be at jeopardy . With the Athletes ( Past & Present ) knowing that they risk “ LIFE TIME BANS “ from ANY form of Sport Worldwide , there can be little doubt that they will act to use the first Tier entry to “ AMNESTY “!

 Those being found out in the Second Tier , will not be able to avoid the “ Double Jeopardy “ and thus risk Government action as well as “ Life TIME BANS “! Their familieswill risk Jeopardy ALSO ! “ At the outset of the “ Paul Kimmage Defence Fund , “ I commented to the following site and have added tonight the following :
  http://nyvelocity.com/content/features/2012/paul-kimmage-defense-fund#comment-106651

“ Journos being BULLIED BY the PRATS OF AIGLE does not sit well with me ! I am Skippy Mc Carthy and both PHAT & HEINOUS know me and in the past have been hospitable to me ! Should they treat me with less respect now then it will show their true colours !     YELLOW !    I URGE ALL to sign the petition , found here below :

 http://www.change.org/petitions/international-cycling-union-aka-the-uci-...


It will cost YOU nothing but will ADD to the justification for the " VOTING Delegates of " UCI " to VOTE for change in Sept 2013 .  IF we have to wait until then , for LEGAL change by the UCI itself ! PLEASE ALL those involved in Cycling , circulate this petition to ALL your circle of friends , relatives and Cycling Clubs ! ONLY large numbers expressing their disapproval , will convince the Voting Delegates , that they risk losing THEIR place in the UCI if they FAIL TO ACT !

 “ Currently there are 1760+ contributing to the fund in excess of $54000 , a good start , which Paul has acknowledges in his Twitter feed . Whilst reading his tweets last night , I noted the following article :

  http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling-crusader-faces-costly-battle-3244337.html

I also noticed his reference to another person in the tweets , that I was aware of in the past years . Last year I had emailed Matt Hampson about “ Parrabuddy “ in connection with my desire to involve others in my attempts to get Para Athletes to the “ Giro & Le Tour “. Matt Hampson , now a member of the Paralympic Movement through a life style change and has perhaps been instrumental in helping many more people than he had in his former life style .

 Here is the link to the story that Paul Kimmage was tweeting about :

 http://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/benef.html#herve

 With people in Southern Africa and Samoa being assisted by this foundation he helped create , the world is a better place . BRAVO Matt , you have started something that will surpass many other foundations and inspire ALL , World Wide !

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