World number six and factory Beta rider James Dabill has kindly put one of his actual specially designed Monster helmets up for grabs as his final kind gesture of support for the recent Pedal de Alps project that is now on target to raise £25,000 for its chosen cause.
Four times British champion Dabill has been a keen supporter of the cycling challenge since day one, which saw his trials buddy Dougie Lampkin and four friends pedal over 1000 miles to raise money for Derian House – a specialist children’s hospice in Chorley, Lancashire.
Dabill put himself in the hot seat as he joined Lampkin and co on the opening 125 mile leg of the challenge before then closely following the progress of the team over the next 12 day period.
Having had first hand experience of being in the saddle, James had total respect for what the squad achieved, as he explained.
“It is easy to say 1000 miles, but until you have tried pedaling just over 100 miles like I did you can not fully appreciate just how hard it must have been for those guys. It’s amazing what they have done and how much they have raised. Donating one of my personal helmets is the least I can do and I hope it will raise some more money toward their new target of £25,000.”
To be in with a chance of owning James’s Monster helmet please click here to place your bid.
The auction will close at noon on Friday 27th September with full proceeds going to Derian House. No commission or other charges will be made by offroadmart.com
To learn more about the challenge, Derian House and Harry please visit www.pedaldealps.com
Donations can be made by clicking here or by sending cheques payable to Derian House to Pedal de Alps HQ, 3 The Old Court House, Tenterden Street, Bury, UK - BL9 0AL
The helmet is size medium
It is James's podium helmet from his first world podium finish at Penrith in 2012 so it is also a little piece of Trials history. That is the only time it has been worn.
The helmet can be supplied either signed by James or unsigned depending on the auction winner's preference.