Nils Amelinckx - Forbidden Bike Raffle in His Memory

Feb 23, 2024 at 0:32
by Rider-Resilience  

PRESS RELEASE: Rider Resilience

Nils Amelinckx, Rider Resilience (non-for-profit company) and Lyon Cycle (UK distributor) founder passed away late last year following a valiant six-and-a-half-year battle against stage four bowel cancer, at the age of 36. He was a cherished friend, respected colleague, and a source of inspiration for many. His departure leaves an irreplaceable void in our lives and in the broader community he touched.

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He and his wife Laura bought their family home in June 2017; prior to this Nils had already attended numerous medical appointments regarding his health and they were sadly unable to obtain life Insurance to protect their family against the worst happening. One of Nils’ final wishes was that Laura and his two small children continued to go on adventures; pushing their boundaries and living life to the full.

Nils Amelinckx Forbidden Bike Fundraiser Dream Build

This one off custom bike has been created with the generous support of Forbidden Bike Company, SRAM, Industry Nine, Continental and Gee Milner (Dream Build). Featuring the new Forbidden Druid V2 in the all new Dr Greenthumb colourway (size Large), RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Shock, Rockshox Reverb AXS seatpost, SRAM Code RSC brakes, SRAM X01 T-Type Eagle drivetrain, Industry Nine TR300/290 Carbon wheels, Industry Nine A35 Stem, Industry Nine iRiX headset and Continental tyres.

Built with the intention to raise money to help Laura, Lotte and Leo financially; to help towards paying off a mortgage based on only one income, rising costs of living, and to ensure Nils’ final wish of making sure his two children can have a lifetime of adventures - the life that Nils would have undoubtedly given them if he was here!

Nils Amelinckx Forbidden Bike Fundraiser Dream Build
Nils Amelinckx Forbidden Bike Fundraiser Dream Build

For every £4.99 ticket purchased you will earn one chance to win this one-off bike. Entries are not capped, so purchase as many tickets as you like! Free global shipping to raffle winner. All funds other than card processing fees are donated to the cause.




This project would not be possible without help from the below parties:

Gee Milner
Forbidden Bike Company
Sram
RockShox
Industry Nine
Continental
Dream Bike Competition

As Nils' family and friends we are hugely grateful for all entries.

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27 Comments
  • 56 1
 This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I had fuck you money.
  • 8 0
 "So what did the new bike cost?"
"50k in raffle tickets"
  • 21 0
 Raffles make sooo much more sense than auctions - finally!
  • 5 0
 100% A way better option
  • 4 0
 Raffles for the win!
  • 16 0
 I'll be disappointed in the PB community if we can't swing buying every ticket by the end of the weekend
  • 5 0
 I'm bummed that the website hosting the drawing is so buggy. I couldn't buy tickets, two different browsers. Better to use reliable fundraising websites, like gofundme or the like.
  • 3 0
 Even if it is a pain. Please stick with it, it’s such a good cause.
  • 1 0
 I bought two via my phone browser and Apple Pay in less than a minute.
  • 1 0
 Not really. Super simplistic. Hopefully more get sold.
  • 1 0
 @kd12: Agreed easy for me too.
  • 1 0
 Hey, I would love to hear what issue you had? the website is solid, built by one of the best Raffle/lottery websites builders in the UK 2yrs ago and there are no known bugs at all!
  • 1 0
 Didn't work for me, Chrome browser on Android tablet. Chose 5 tickets, hit the Buy button, my cart shows zero tickets. Tried twice.
  • 1 0
 @WishIWazFaster: you need to click Lucky dip button first
  • 2 0
 @scobu: Thanks for the tip, it worked after that. :-) Weird UI.
  • 2 0
 Good news to see an organization providing support and insurance for cycling and snowsporters who are uninsurable. Wishing the Amelinckx family strength as they navigate this unexpected landscape.
  • 3 0
 I don't know him, I don't need it, but I entered. Compassion is brewing as I age.
  • 3 0
 Our days are not infinite. I entered too and hope that Nils family can enjoy as much time together as possible.
  • 3 0
 Thanks to the sponsors and best wishes to his family.
  • 1 0
 Entered. I didn't know Nils, but he was a friend of a friend. I'd be donating money even if there wasn't a raffle prize involved
  • 2 0
 Such a tragic loss, hope this helps the family! Stay strong!
  • 1 0
 Tickets bought, may they reach the target, a very dignified and worthy cause. God speed All the best
  • 1 0
 when will you announce the winner?
  • 1 0
 There's a timer on the main page this is when the draw closes and the draw will be that night!
  • 2 0
 Entered
  • 1 0
 Yeah boy
  • 1 0
 Beautiful workshop. Good cause good man.







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