Chris Froome’s bike up for charity auction

AUCTION: Jackie Fraser with the Chris Froome's 2012 Tour de France bike which is being auctioned to fundraise for four charities

AUCTION: Jackie Fraser with the Chris Froome's 2012 Tour de France bike which is being auctioned to fundraise for four charities

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WITH cycling fever hitting Monmouthshire at the end of this month, enthusiasts can now bid for Chris Froome’s 2012 Tour de France bike.

The Pinarello Dogma 2 is being auctioned by a cycling fan to raise money for four charities which include Action for Children, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Carers UK and Cerebra.

Jackie Fraser, from Edinburgh, won the £10,000 bike in a competition last year but found it is too big for her.

Ms Fraser said: “Here is your chance to buy Chris Froome’s bike from 2012, the year he assisted Sir Bradley Wiggins to be the first British winner of the Tour de France. This isn’t just some look-a-likey, this is the real deal.

“Scratches, wear marks, name badges, Team Sky mechanic modifications and all. As you’d expect for an official bike that’s come straight out of the team’s service course, the bike has been tidied up so the bar tape, chain rings, chain and brake pads have all been replaced.”

The 58cm carbon fibre bike, which features programmable electronic gears and a custom elliptical front chain ring unique to Chris Froome, has some small scratches on the frame but is otherwise in excellent condition.

Grant McFarlane, fundraising manager at Action for Children, said: “This is such a fantastic opportunity to own this incredible bike and raise funds to help us continue to support vulnerable children in Wales and across the UK.”

The auction runs until Friday, June 20.

Visit ebay.co.uk and search ‘Chris Froome’s 2012 Tour de France Pinarello Dogma’ for your chance to win the bike.

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