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Are Electric Bikes Welcome?

Absolutely, Electric Bike Riders are ellegible and most welcome to take part. You can either ride individually or part of a team of up to four riders. So long as you pledge to ride your Electric Bike for 60 minutes each day from 25th April 2020 to 24th May 2020 and you endeavor to raise £900 (either as an individual or as part of team). Register now and join in the fun.

2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – Five Months to go

Blog –Five Months to go

 

Registrations Open

Five months to go until the 13th Edition of 30 Rides in 30 Days begins on Saturday 25th April 2020.

This years colour jersey is yellow and 100 have been ordered. These will arrive by the end of January in both long sleeve and short sleeve, mens and ladies versions. If you want the best choice of jersey then please register as soon as you like to ensure we have the right jersey for you.

Registration is already open and so if you are planning to take part then you can register on line on the home page of this website or you can send an enquiry to [email protected] and we will send you a form for individual or combination entries. We hope in 2020 to add substantially to the £750,000 raised by 30 Rides in 30 Days challenges since 2008.

 

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.

 

Liz at Les Bourgs will list each rider registered on the “Les Bourgs Hospice” website www.lesbourgs.com as a participant in the 30 Rides in 30 Days 2019 so you will also be able to point your potential sponsors there too for donations. 100% of the funds raised this way all reach Les Bourgs. Liz will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 24

Monday Blog – Day 24

Nearly there and just one week to go for the challenge.

The weather has been generally very good this year so far and the forecast is for high pressure to dominate the area for the next week which promises more of the same.

Events that happened last week included Creme Anglaise on their Static Bikes at the Airport, The Specsavers Colour Fun Run at Specsavers Headquarters, la Villaize St Andrews. There was the continuous bike riding by pupils at La Hougette School. Thank you to all the 30/30 Riders that put in such great efforts to organise these events and add significantly to the funds raised.

There has been some 30/30 Riders abroad this week. The Cyclopaths have been to France for a few days and Amelia Brown had two days on a hire bike around Cologne (with Dad and sister Alice), mainly on the cycle paths along the River Rhine.

Andrea Nightingale has also raced her bike at an Aquabike International Event in Spain during May. This was only her second Aquabike Event and managed a third place finish.

Events happening this week include the ECJS 7in7 Cycle Challenge which began this morning. Sixty of ECJS students are riding their bike before school each day this week and including the R2R on Sunday. The whole School will have a Fun Day on Friday and the change the children have saved over the recent few weeks will be added up and donated to Les Bourgs.

Four students from Melrose School who are doing 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge have made cakes for sale at the school tomorrow Tuesday 21st May.

A Big shout for all our younger riders doing 30/30 and 7/7 riding this year and also enormous congratulations to six year old Felix who cycled the whole way around the island yesterday. We are all truly inspired by the efforts of these young riders.

Future Events

Rocque to Rock – Sunday 26th May – 30/30 Riders are asked to register at any of the three start points if they are planning to ride the R2R on Sunday 26th. 30/30 Riders will ride for free but the organisers will want to know you are taking part so please register.

Final Day Ride In – Sunday 26th May– All riders that are on the island on the last day are invited to assemble at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop from 11 am for light refreshments. At noon the riders will set off as a group to the finish of R2R at White Rock for the final mile of their 30 Day Challenge.

30/30 Music Night (Date changed). 30/30 Riders Paul Langlois and Vivie Roussel and their band the KB Project, along with fellow rider Josh Gabriel will great a 30/30 Music Night for all riders to enjoy. This will take place on Thursday 6th June at The Golden Lion. All riders are welcomed and bring along your friends and supporters. Entrance is free and there will be collection buckets plus a raffle to add to the fundraising. The evening was scheduled for Saturday 1st June at Fermain Tavern but that is also the night of the Champions League Football Final.

Final Word – On Thursday 13th June at Les Rocquettes Hotel 30/30 2019 has the traditional Final Word where the total of this year’s fundraising is announced to you, the riders. The event will be held at Les Rocquettes Hotel with welcome drinks from 7 pm. The presentation will begin at 7.30 pm and a buffet will follow proceedings. ALL riders are invited free of charge and there is a nominal cost of £15 for guests. PLEASE register your interest in attending by completing the form on the diary section of www.ride30in30.com . It is imperative that the hotel has accurate numbers in advance for catering.

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 17

Monday Blog – Day 17

Well done to all the riders for reaching half way through the challenge.

The weather for last week was not too bad, a bit windy on Liberation Day. Next week’s weather looks sunny all the way with temperatures rising up to mid-high teens.

Events that happened last week included Creme Anglaise on their Static Bikes and CCD Architects Bake Sale both on Liberation Day at Castle Emplacement.

There were Static Bike Rides at Forest Stores with Alison doing three hours and Jenny Mahe and Jo Middleton doing another two.

Hot Cross Buns, Joanne Peacegood, Peter Van der Velde, Nick, James and Andre Le Clerc have all been to France plus a couple of the Hot Cross Buns have been to Sark too this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events happening this week include the Cyclopaths heading to France for a five day tour on Brittany.

This week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, La Hougette School Pupils are planning a non stop cycle ride on static bikes at the school. Pupils will take it in turns to ride continuously from 9 am to 3 pm on each of the three days. Along with designing and covering bicycle pictures with coins to form part of La Hougette’s fundraising for Les Bourgs. Thanks to Kim Maindonald and all at the school fro really great effort in organising.

Creme Anglaise will once again be doing a “Red Eye” Static Bike Ride at the airport on Friday 17th.

 

Future Events

Rocque to Rock – Sunday 26th May – 30/30 Riders are asked to register at any of the three start points if they are planning to ride the R2R on Sunday 26th. 30/30 Riders will rode for free but the riders will want to know you are taking part.

Final Day Ride In – Sunday 26th May– All riders that are on the island on the last day are invited to assemble at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop from 11 am for light refreshments. At noon the riders will set off as a group to the finish of R2R at White Rock for the final mile of their 30 Day Challenge.

30/30 Music Night (Date to be confirmed). 30/30 Riders Paul Langlois and Vivie Roussel and their band the KB Project, along with fellow rider Josh Gabriel will great a 30/30 Music Night for all riders to enjoy. All riders are welcomed and bring along your friends and supporters. Entrance is free and there will be collection buckets plus a raffle to add to the fundraising. The evening was scheduled for Saturday 1st June but that is also the night of the Champions League Football Final. The date therefore may be re scheduled and we will let you know.

Final Word – On Thursday 13th June at Les Rocquettes Hotel 30/30 2019 has the traditional Final Word where the total of this year’s fundraising is announced to you, the riders. The event will be held at Les Rocquettes Hotel with welcome drinks from 7 pm. The presentation will begin at 7.30 pm and a buffet will follow proceedings. ALL riders are invited free of charge and there is a nominal cost of £15 for guests. PLEASE register your interest in attending by completing the form on the diary section of www.ride30in30.com . It is imperative that the hotel has accurate numbers in advance for catering.

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 11

Tuesday Blog – Day 11

So, ten days are done, one third the way through the challenge. Hope the legs and other parts are fairing well.

 

The weather for last week was not too bad. Maybe a little on the cool side but the threat of freezing temperatures at the weekend were exaggerated. This week looks similar but the potential for some measurable rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Bright and breezy for Lib Day with just the chance of passing shower or two. Sunny weather expected for next weekend.

 

Events happened last week.

Wheely Tyred’s Quiz on Friday as well as Static Bike Rides at Grand Marche St Sampsons organised by Steve O Connor, at Le Friquet organised by Lorraine Wrigley and The Celtic Donkeys and at Waitrose Rohais organised by Deborah Durham of Wheely Tyred. Thanks to all the other riders who supported them.

Lydia, Jess, Amy and Cara with their mums and dads took their challenge to France for the long weekend.

This coming week there are lots more events and fundraising.

Crème Anglaise will once again be riding their static bikes on Liberation Day on the town seafront.

CCD Riders will be holding a cake sale at The Castle Emplacement also on Liberation Day.

If you are in town on Liberation Day pop by and say hello to your fellow challengers.

Alison Matthew along with Jo Middleton, daughter Jenny, Andy and Kim Maindonald will be cycling on static bikes at Forest Stores next Saturday.

Rocque to Rock – 30/30 Riders that are here and riding the R2R are asked to register their names with the R2R organisers at any of the three start points. These are top of the Val des Terres, Pleinmont or Grandes Rocques. The registration fee is waivered for 30/30 riders, but the organisers would like to know you are taking part.

 

Belated welcome to 6-year-old Felix and his Mum Vanessa and Dad Stuart to 30/30. Their acceptance e-mail got lost in their junk e-mail, so they didn’t know they had been accepted but were really pleased to start their challenge on day 5.

Weigh In.

We have had one gent weighed in and two ladies. So we do have a competition. However, we will take further entries to make it more interesting. If you want to weigh yourself today and then see how much weight you lose (or gain) by Monday 27th May then please feel free to do so.

 

Map my Ride

So far, we have received no entries for the map my ride competition. To kick things off we are including two from last year. Nick James’s “Perfect Symmetry” route and Atila Duro’s “Headless Chicken”.

If you can do better please let me have your route maps.

 

This year the 30/30 Cycling Challenge reached twelve years. The most regular participants are as follows.

12 Times – Nigel Jones

10 Times – Andrea Nightingale

9 Times – Steve O Connor

8 Times – Tim Loveridge, Simon Hancock, Nathalie Chandler, Richard Johns, Debbie Mc Laughlin

7 Times – Richard Freeman, Roy Romeril, Steve Shaw, Sally Inderwick, Jo Huxtable.

 

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.