Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 31 Aug 2014 02:16:10 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml Nord http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml?page=75#comment3 This post has been Removed Sat 05 Dec 2009 17:26:32 GMT+1 grahamg2007 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml?page=50#comment2 Hello,We've just got this from Mark:'Thanks for these messages. I really hope that some good will come from broadcasting the story of Pisco. However, I also realise that this is not an isolated situation and that better infrastructure and not just aid is the long term solution.'I wanted to also thank you George for your idea about Children In Need. As you guessed there is a reason that money can't be used and that's because all Children In Need money is spent in the UK.There's more about that here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/aboutus/mission.shtml Message for U14242610 in Chile. Thanks for your message too. Unfortunately we can't discuss Mark's route ahead for safety reasons.Thanks again.Graham (Web Producer) Fri 04 Dec 2009 11:44:47 GMT+1 Katherina Walper http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml?page=25#comment1 This is very touching... We can tell what an experience this has been for you.Sadly, that is the reality of many cities in Latin America, and the people don't seem to get any solutions, which is so frustrating.I'm from Chile and have the "luck" (if I can call it luck) to live in a city where we don't have such a huge problem. The city suffered the world's strongest earthquake in 1960 (9.5 richter scale - http://earthquakes.suite101.com/article.cfm/worlds_strongest_earthquake) and it could gather the strength and the resources to survive afterwards and to recover from all the damages. However, I do know that there are many places in our country that are just like Pisco, and many others in our part of the continent.. I also wanted to ask Mark about his route in Chile. Where are you travelling? I just heard in Greg James' show that you're coming to Chile next. I live in Valdivia (which is half-way to the south) in case you'd like to visit our lovely city! (it is said to be the most beautiful city in the country, the "pearl of the south").I'd love to give you a tour in case you come here ;)Regards,And I hope you like our country! Thu 03 Dec 2009 14:15:39 GMT+1 geegeedee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/2009/12/a-night-to-remember.shtml?page=0#comment0 Hi Mark,This is a really touching blog and seems to convey some of the hopelessness that Maria and the rest of the people of Pisco must feel, even if they are very welcoming. Sounds like the politicians have done the dirty on the people with the donated reconstruction dollars. How typical and how long are we all going to put up with this type of behaviour? I wonder if there would be any scope for using some of the "Children in Need" donations made in reesponse to your cycling challenge to try to help the people of Pisco in some way? Although there's probably some obscure reason why this can't happen. If it was possible any donations would have to go directly to the people so that it wouldn't be lost like the previous ones!Hope you have recovered your motivation by now. Just remember that by bringing us these stories it may help by shining a light onto them.Good luck for the rest of the journey. Stay safe.George Wed 02 Dec 2009 17:17:33 GMT+1