Just over One Month to go
The weather currently is perfect for preparation rides. If you are short on time in the saddle so far this year then it is a good idea to get some gentle rides of 20 to 30 minutes and build up time in the saddle over the next four weeks in readiness for day one on 27th April. Preparation now will make the challenge more enjoyable and beneficial.
Registrations – 101 Riders Registered
This year’s 30in30 will be one of our biggest ever with just over 100 riders already registered. We have fortunately been able to order an additional batch of short sleeve jerseys and so we can accommodate up to 20 more riders before the challenge begins.
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.
“The Kiln” for First Day Breakfast
We are delighted that this year’s first day breakfast will be at “The Kiln” and all riders are cordially invited. We will be there from 8.00 am and there will be welcome speeches at 8.40 am. There is no organised group ride after but do come on your bicycle if appropriate. Please do wear your distinctive Blue 30/30 Cycling Jerseys.
The 30/30 Events Diary is currently up to date. We will be adding some exciting 30/30 events when they are finalised. 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.
30/30 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.
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 can add your offline fundraising manually. Your sponsors can 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.
Please 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 13th 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)