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JL-inspired bike ride

British paper Newsbury Today reports that one man decided to very literally get off his arse, and do it big time. Alex Pickard has started today, August 29, an 800-mile bicycle ride across the country, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland, to raise £3,000 for the Sunflower Jam. He became inspired for the ride after Jon Lord passed away:

My music taste has always been Rock or classic rock for as long as I can remember. My earliest recollection of Deep Purple was when my cousin was home one Christmas and was putting some of my parent’s records on and I was glued to the speaker when one song started which turnout out to be Deep Purple’s Lazy from Machine Head.

Alex aims to complete the ride within the next two weeks. The money raised will go to fight against cancer.

We wish him luck!

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov (deep-purple.ru) for the info.



3 Comments to “JL-inspired bike ride”:

  1. 1
    Julian Woodward says:

    “Literally”? So he’s not going to be sitting down on a seat on his bicycle then?

  2. 2
    Ivica says:

    “Lazy” and to me, the first song DP, a concert performance of “Made in Japan” / ten minutes and fifty seconds /
    the best thing about RnR
    “Exceptional War” on stage between Jon and Ritchie / Ritchie wins, will Jon reward later, in “Space Truckin” 🙂
    With huge support Paice, Glover and Gillan
    amazing magic, amazing “Lazy”

    God bless you Alex Pickard

  3. 3
    Denise T. Dardarian says:

    When do they hold the Sunflower Jam and where exactly? I’m in America.

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