Blog Day – Less than two months to go
There are just under eight weeks to go before the 2019 challenge. If you aren’t yet cycling regularly then there is still a good amount of time to prepare for the challenge. The weather has been very nice so far but there will be some wet and windy days up to, and possibly during, the challenge. Get some 20-minute rides on alternate days over the coming weeks and then build up the time by a few minutes and then the frequency as and when you feel ready. Preparation now will make the challenge more enjoyable and beneficial.
This year’s 30in30 is filling nicely, thank you to all that have registered. If you wish to take part again then please register on line at www.ride30in30.com. There is a registration form for individual riders as well as combinations of up to four riders. So far, we have 82 riders registered and have used up most of the first 100 blue jerseys to arrive. We have fortunately been able to order an additional batch of 40 short sleeve jerseys to make sure that as many as possible later registrations can be accommodated.
Co-Sponsor for 2019
2019 will see Bank Julius Baer reach 30 years of operation here in Guernsey and they have encouraged as many of their staff as possible to join in any of the 30/30 themed events to raise money for Les Bourgs. So far fifteen staff members are taking part in the cycle challenge. We welcome them and grateful for their support.
There is a new Facebook page and we hope you can all join and contribute stories and photos during the challenge. Please search for “Ian Brown’s 30in30CycleChallenge” on Facebook.
First Day Breakfast
We hope to meet as many as possible at our traditional “First Day Breakfast” on Saturday 27th April. This year this will take place at The Kiln, Les Gigands, St Sampsons, GY2 4YZ starting at 8.00 am.
The 30/30 Events Diary is currently up to date. See www.ride30in30.com/diary. Please let us know if you are planning any 30/30 themed events and we will add them to the list. These extra events help tremendously towards riders reaching their fundraising targets so please do put your thinking caps on.
Static Bike Rides
If you need a static trainer to use to do any static bike riding at key places around the island, then please let us know. We will have these available on loan for any 30/30 riders.
Ways of fundraising
You can register on “Just Giving” website as a 30/30 Rider and select Les Bourgs as the chosen charity. This is a great site to out reach far and wide beyond Guernsey and you and your donors can see how your fundraising is going as added incentive. You are able to add your offline fundraising manually. Your sponsors are able to add a good luck message if they wish. Log onto www.justgiving.com and set yourself up. There is a small credit/debit card charge made by Just Giving but over 90% of funds raised this way will end up at Les Bourgs Hospice.
Plan an event to help your fundraising. Over the years riders have taken part in so many extra fundraising events besides riding their bikes for one hour. Afternoon Teas, Bar B Ques, Family Bike Rides, Dress Down Days, Dress Up Days, Cake Sales, Sponge Throwing, Static Bike Rides, Treasure Hunts, Music Nights and many more. If you are planning something to encourage support for your challenge let us know.
You can get yourself registered on the “Les Bourgs Hospice” website www.lesbourgs.com as a participant in the 30 Rides in 30 Days 2018 so you will also be able to point your potential sponsors there too for donations. 100% of the funds raised this way will reach Les Bourgs and Trish will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.
Paying in Funds
Any cash or cheques received please bring into us at Ian Brown’s in a sealed envelope with your name on. This will be handed to Trish to bank into Les Bourgs Hospice.
As we approach the Final Word event on Thursday 13thth June at Les Rocquettes Hotel we will be working as hard as we can to reconcile every penny raised so that we may be able to announce to you the total of this year’s fundraising effort. This is a tight time frame, less than three weeks after the final day, so we will need to be very efficient. Please help us by keeping good records and, more importantly, getting all the funds declared and banked.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)