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2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 3

Blog – Day 3


Thanks to the riders that were able to come to breakfast at The Kiln. Good to meet old and new 30/30 friends.

Orchard PR – 2692 – Julius Bär

The weather for this week looks likely to improve from the windy and showery conditions the riders endured on Saturday / Sunday. The winds should reduce to moderate levels from the southwest which should lift the temperatures to nearer normal for the time of year. A view below of the morning sunrise that greeted Ellen Hughes on her ride Monday 29th April.

Events happened so far include Ellen Hughes’s Treasure Hunt at The Venture Inn on Friday Night and Elizabeth College Junior School Ladies who had static bike riders at M&S L’islet and St Martins all day on Saturday in the wind and rain.


Events happening in 30/30 world this week include the quiz being held by Trish De Carteret and the Wheely Tyred Riders this Friday 3rd May. It is a sell-out, but we wish the organisers and participants good luck. Team Wheely Tyred have also arranged to have static bikes at the entrance to Waitrose in the Rohais on Saturday 4th May. Wheely Tyred will have riders there until approximately 1.00 pm but if any other 30/30 riders wish to take over for stints in the afternoon then contact Trish at her usual e-mail address at Les Bourgs.


Steve O Connor has arranged to have a static bike at Co-op Grande Marche at St Sampsons on Saturday 4th May 2019. He will be there as long as his legs allow but would appreciate some cover. If ANY 30/30 riders wish to join him and share the fundraising, then phone Steve on 07839727772.


Good luck to Kirsty Davison of Bank Julius Baer who is planning to ride 30 miles each day of her 30/30 challenge. She has started her challenge sooner due to being away at the end of the challenge and so has managed five days so far. It has been done before by 30/30 riders but is a tough personal challenge, 900 miles in 30 days. Stay determined Kirsty, good luck, you can do it.


Well done to Stephen Burt, also from Bank Julius Baer, who is doing all five of the 30/30 challenges this year as part of the Bank’s celebration of 30 years in Guernsey. So currently Stephen is still doing the walks today and tomorrow as well as cycling one hour each day. Stephen is pleased these are the only 30/30 fundraisers that overlap.


We have a dozen jerseys left over if any riders are looking for spares. (Only riders taking part in the 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge can have access to the distinct jerseys.) If you want a spare these are available at a reduced price of £25 on a first come first served basis.


Mens Short Sleeve

Small (36”) x 2

Medium (38”) x 2

Extra Large (42”) x 3

XXl (44”) x 1

Womens Short Sleeve

Medium (36”) x 1

XXL (42”) x 2

Womens Long Sleeve

XXXL (44”) x 1

XXXXXL (48”) x 1


I think that is all for now but please contact Ian at [email protected] or [email protected] if you are planning anything or need any help with your fundraising.


2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Starts this Saturday

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days start this Saturday

Are you ready?

1. First Day Breakfast will be Saturday April 27th from 8.00 am at The Kiln and all riders are invited. A welcome talk will begin at 8.40 am immediately followed by a group photo.

2. Please wear your Blue Jersey. Cycle there if you wish as part of your first day but you can decide.

3. Weather forecast for Saturday is rainy and very windy in the morning but clearing by lunchtime. Generally the weather for next week is unsettled with some rain at times and temperatures in the low to mid teens during the day. So a little different to last weeks glorious weather.

See you all very soon.

30/30 Organising Team



2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Ten Days to go

Ten Days to go to the start of 30 Rides in 30 Days.
Ten things you need to know.
1. First Day Breakfast this year will be Saturday April 27th from 8.00 am at The Kiln and all riders are invited.
2. All riders’ blue 30/30 cycling jerseys are here. If you already have yours then fine, if not call into Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop to collect yours. Please refrain from wearing the jerseys on the road until day one.
3. Register yourselves on the Les Bourgs website as a fundraiser in the 30/30 Cycle Challenge. This will enable people to sponsor you and the money go directly to Les Bourgs Hospice.
4. Hopefully you have got your cycling legs by now but if not then get some 20-30 minute rides in over the long weekend and then be ready to ride 30 times in 30 days from Saturday 27th April.
5. Let your friends, colleagues, neighbours and friends know you are riding every day for a month and invite them to sponsor you. Les Bourgs Hospice is a special place for many, if not all, islanders and people will be generous because of your commitment.
6. Add to your fundraising by organising something for your sponsors to take part in. A quiz, treasure hunt, family bike ride, breakfast at work and so many other ideas that have been successful fundraisers in past years.
7. Be supportive of your fellow riders. If you see another 30/30 riders during the challenge give a cheerie wave or even a hoot if you are driving. There will seem to be many more than 110 riders and they will be seen at all times of the day and all over the island. They will appreciate your support.
8. Join in if there are any events the other riders are organising. They will appreciate your support
9. Do your best in both riding an hour a day and fundraising. If you have to miss a day then it is alright to catch up another time. Do your best in your fundraising. The target of £900 is not set in stone but many past riders have been surprised how possible this is to reach. Just do your best.
10. Enjoy yourself. You will probably see different parts of the island than normal and even different parts of the day than you usually do. The island is a great place to explore by bicycle so enjoy the experience and be proud that every mile you do is raising money for our very special Hospice.

See you all very soon.