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2017 30 Rides in 30 Days nearly done and dusted

2017 30 Rides in 30 Days nearly done and dusted

 

 

THANK YOU – It has been a very special 30/30

Just over two weeks since the end of Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30 Rides in 30 Days and most the money has come in. There are a few riders yet to bring in their final totals but up to Friday 9th, the day of the Final Word, the total for this year’s challenge stood at £92,965.71. This is a magnificent result from the 130 riders who completed the challenge and was above our previous best of £67,377.91 in 2013. Very well done to and thank you to all our riders, you are all legends.

Rainbow Ball – Saturday 10th June

The Rainbow Ball held last Saturday at Duke of Richmond Hotel was a great evening to celebrate 10 years of 30 Rides in 30 days fundraising. During the evening Ian Brown tried to makes sense of WHAT has happened over the last 10 editions, HOW and WHY? The initial idea of Paul Brehaut in the Spring of 2008 has turned into one of Guernsey’s biggest annual fundraisers. He thanked those present from across the years for raising over £635 k for Les Bourgs. Dr Nick King, Chairman of the board of Directors responded by saying that 30/30 is now a movement that was now unstoppable. During the evening there was a pledge by one rider to underwrite the final total to reach £100 k, a fantastic generous gesture to an already fantastic year.

2018 30 Rides in 30 days

At the Final Word event on Friday 9th June it was confirmed that the 11th edition of 30 Rides in 30 Days would take place starting on Saturday 28th April and ending as usual on Sunday 27th May, the day of the Rocque to Rock. the colour jersey will return to white, the colour of the very first challenge in 2008, with rainbow bands on the shirt sleeve. registration details and entry forms will be available later on this year.

Thank you to all the riders for braving wind, rain on some days and for all the extra events that were arranged. There were some tough days but the result should make all the effort worthwhile.

 

 

Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Five

 

Just Five Days to go

The bulk of the riding is done, just five more days to go. Well done to all those that have risen to the challenge of finding one hour each day to ride your bikes and raise as much money as possible for the Les Bourgs Hospice.

Pootlelists are back from France

Andrea, Richard, Tim and Mark arrived back with tales to tell of cycling 600 miles across France to St Malo and finally on Sunday from Les Bourgs Forest to Les Bourgs Hospice. A group of five other 30/30 riders joined them on the final shortest leg of their journey and were joined at the Hospice by helpers Mira and Phil Domaille and Dennis Mc Kane. Trish De Carteret was also their too to welcome them back. It was a tremendous achievement and grateful to all of them for the time and effort put into this special challenge for our tenth edition. Their fundraising has done extremely well too with over £7,000 so far.

Static Bike Rides 

Following on from Waitrose, B&Q, Urban Kitchen etc. there are some more to come. Creme Angalise have organised another one at Guernsey Airport tomorrow for the red eye flyers, the ladies at Beechwood are doing both M&S St Martins and L’islet this Saturday after organising seven days of cycling fun at Beechwood School, Ed Higgins is also riding while on the Grow Limited Stand at Sea Front Sunday this weekend. Atilla and the team from Havelet Hotel will once again be outside Moored Hotel this Saturday.

RAINBOW BALL 10th June – Celebrating Ten Years

Still a few tickets remain for this ten year celebration. Final date for tickets will be by 31st May so let me know if you wish to attend.

FINAL WORD 9th June / Last Day Ride In – Sunday 28th May / Paying in fundraising

All these things were covered on last blog “Day Nineteen” so check back there for details.

Rainbow Jerseys Left

We have nine jerseys remaining and these are available for discretionary donation to ANY 30/30 rider. You do need to have ridden one 30/30 challenge to be entitled to wear one. Sizes left are Ladies XS Long Sleeve, Mens Medium Long Sleeve x 2, Large Long Sleeve, X-Large Long Sleeve, XXX-Large Long Sleeve and Mens X-Large Short Sleeve x 3. First come first served.

 

 

Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen

Nineteen rides of Thirty – 11 to go

The weather had been a bit kinder since Liberation Day but today’s rain takes you riders back to the wet weather of the first week. Lucky for those that were early riders this morning.

Pootlelists heading back from France

Andrea, Richard, Tim and Mark will be half way through their 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs. Mira and Phil Domaille and Denis Mc Kane are supporting them in following vehicles. All four rode up the infamous Tour de France climb of Mont Ventoux on Saturday. A testing ride out of the Alps followed on Sunday with a hilly 65 miles. Over 100 miles on Monday and Tuesday will see them to the half way point of their journey back to Les Bourgs Guernsey. On their return join them for the final section of their long journey with a ride from Les Bourgs – Forest to Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 21st May. The ride leaves Forest Stores at 12.00 and follows a short rural country route past to Les Bourgs Hospice. THE BAR B QUE and entertainment at Fairfield afterwards is CANCELLED unfortunately due to no ticket sales. However please do join the quartet on the final leg of their 600 mile ride to Les Bourgs.

Static Bike Rides Waitrose & B&Q and other events

All set for Saturday’s Static Bike Ride at B&Q – 20th May. The two at Waitrose have raised nearly £1300 for 30/30 this year.

Other static bike rides since last blog have taken place, Havelet team at Moores Hotel and Deloittes at Urban Kitchen and also at the Airport. Ed Higgins also rode his bike for a few hours at the KGV while the Cricket Game was on this Sunday and was joined for a while by Paul Oliver.

Well done to Paul Watts for organising the Kiosk to Kiosk ride last Sunday which saw 6 riders join in.

Well done to Wheely Tyred, Bikealiscious Rainbows and Half Fast Team for organising quiz nights this weekend, Sara Day for allowing herself to be drenched by sponges from pupils and staff at Melrose School soon and good luck to Carry, Liz, Sally and Debbie at Beechwood as they organise 7in7 days of cycling for pupils there from Monday onward.

 

RAINBOW BALL 10th June – Celebrating Ten Years

Just ten days remain to reserve tickets for the Rainbow Ball at the Duke of Richmond on the 10th June. This will be an evening to celebrate ten years of fundraising for Les Bourgs. Final numbers required by May 28th. Contact Ian on [email protected] if you wish to go to this special evening of celebration.

FINAL WORD 9th June – This year’s final total announcement

Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop host a night for riders where we announce to you the total for this year’s fundraising. There are welcome drinks and a buffet after the presentation. It is free for riders and just £10 for any guests, £5 for children under 12. It is held at Les Cotils Christian Centre and is 7.00 pm in time for the presentation at 7.40 pm. To reserve your place please go to the diary page and see the online reply form in the FINAL WORD details. Final numbers required by 5th June.

1000 Miles in 30 Days

Well done to those that are targeting 1000 miles within 30 Days. I know Rupert Dorey has that target and I notice too that Sara James is over 600 miles already. Probably the Pootlelists will also break to 1000 mile target with 600 miles this week alone.

Last Day Ride In – Sunday 28th May

It is traditional for as many 30/30 riders as possible to ride in their final mile to the end of the Rocque to Rock together. Riders are asked to arrive here at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop around 11.30 am for drinks and nibbles and then set off together to ride on to North Beach Car Park. It is a special moment for most at the end of their challenge and a wonderful sight. If you are here please join us.

Paying in fundraising

It is planned to announce this year’s final total at the “Final Word” presentation mentioned above on the 9th of June. This is under two weeks after the final ride on 28th May so please do make plans to collect your fundraising and either bring it to Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop or directly to Trish de Carteret at Les Bourgs Hospice. Please put any cash/cheques in a sealed envelope and write your name on the outside. Any fundraising which is assured but might come later, such as corporate donations etc., will be counted if you do let us know.

Well done to all those that are feeling the effects of the challenge. No one said it was easy to find an hour and there has been some tough days weather wise. That is why you deserve the financial support you get from your sponsors. You are two thirds through and as one rider Simon Hancock, who has done many previous 30/30, says the final ten days are often the most enjoyable.

 

 

Day Eleven – Liberation Day

Day Eleven – Liberation Day

Day Eleven of  Thirty Rides

The weather has been slightly more tolerable since Saturday’s endless rain. Still windy and from a chilly easterly direction. Well done to all Static Bike Riders who braved the conditions on both Saturday at Waitrose and at Moores and also the “Psyclopaths”  and “Creme Anglaise” who braved the chilly conditions on the seafront today on Liberation Day. Also well done Kim Bastable and Andy Maindonald for Static Bike Ride at the airport first thing last Sunday morning.

Pootlelists head off to France this Thursday

Good Luck to Andrea Nightingale, Richard Freeman, Tim Loveridge and Mark Torode head off their Thursday to start their 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs supported in vehicles by Mira and Phil Domaille and Denis Mc Kane.

 

Les Bourgs – Forest to Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 21st May

Leaves Forest Stores at 12.00 and following a rural country route past The Hospice and on to Fairfield. There will be a BBQ and entertainment at Fairfield and all riders and friends welcome. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for family of four and available from Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop or from Trish at Les Bourgs.

Static Bike Rides Waitrose & B&Q

All set for Saturday’s Static Bike Ride at Waitrose Rohais – 13th May. Susie Fallaize, Mandy Gillson, Linda Le Huray, Ed Higgins, Paul Oliver, Tom Denton, Paul Watts & George Hartley all available. I will sort out exact times and e-mail participants.

The B&Q ride on 20th, organised by Tom Denton, has George Hartley, Paul Watts, John Curran, Ed Higgins, Tom Denton, Gill Judge and Deborah Durham. Any other riders welcome and final times will be e-mailed nearer the day.

Diary Dates Added

A variety of dates have been added to the diary, please look to see if any are of interest to you.

 

RAINBOW BALL 10th June – Celebrating Ten Years

There are still tickets available for the Rainbow Ball at the Duke of Richmond on the 10th June, an evening to celebrate ten years of fundraising for Les Bourgs. Final numbers required by May 28th.

Day 11 of 30 complete, over one third of the challenge completed. Keep going, keep safe and hopefully dry.

 

Day Seven

Day Seven

Day Seven of  Thirty Rides

After 29 days unbroken sunshine in April the 30th tried its best to make up for the monthly rainfall. Such a shame but great to see many of you on facebook sticking to the task despite the weather. The rest of the week has been either rainy or windy or both. It will make the nicer days more enjoyable so please keep going.

Pootlelists head off this Thursday.

Andrea Nightingale, Richard Freeman, Tim Loveridge and Mark Torode head off their Thursday to start their 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs including a climb up Mont Ventoux, back to St Malo. They are supported in vehicles by Mira and Phil Domaille and Denis Mc Kane. We all wish them good luck and bonne route. You can join them on the final stage of their ride to Les Bourgs by cycling from Les Bourgs – Forest to Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 21st May, leaving Forest Stores at 12.00 and following a rural country route past The Hospice and on to Fairfield. There will be a BBQ and entertainment at Fairfield and all riders and friends welcome. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for family of four and available from Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop or from Trish at Les Bourgs.

Static Bike Rides Waitrose & B&Q

All set for tomorrow’s Static Bike Ride at Waitrose Admiral Park tomorrow 6th May. Thanks to Eamonn & Ann Finnerty, Paul Watts, Deborah Durham, Tom Denton, Ed Higgins, Linda Le Huray and John Curran for tomorrow. Saturday 13th is pretty much covered too except for one slot between 15.00 and 17.00. If you can help let me know at [email protected] The B&Q ride on 20th, organised by Tom Denton, could do with someone to share the 09.00 to 11.00 slot with George Hartley and a couple riders to cover the 15.00 to 17.00 slot. If you can help please use the same e-mail. Thanks.

Rainbow Jerseys

The final batch of Rainbow Jerseys arrived on Tuesday so everyone should have theirs now. Thanks to those that were patient. We have a small quantity left but these are STRICTLY for riders who have pledged to the challenge. We do not permit riders to buy these unless they have committed to the challenge. So if you want an extra, perhaps a long sleeve if you already have a short sleeve, or visa versa, let us know. It would be a shame to bag these up and not use them.

Diary addition – Tour de Kiosk

There will be an extra event on the diary soon. Paul Watts has organized a “Tour de Kiosk” starting at 8.30 on Sunday 14th May from the Island View Kiosk at the La Valette Bathing Pools. Details are on the 30/30 Facebook page and entrance fee is donation by discretion to 30/30.

RAINBOW BALL 10th June – Celebrating Ten Years

There are still tickets available for the Rainbow Ball at the Duke of Richmond on the 10th June, an evening to celebrate ten years of fundraising for Les Bourgs. Final numbers required by May 28th.

Hope all the breezes are behind you, the road ahead runs smooth, the sun shines down on you and your money pots fill to overflow.

 

Day One for 30/30 2017 finally arrived

Day One for 30/30 2017 finally arrived

Saturday 29th April arrived with brilliant sunshine and 100+ riders taking part in this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days arrived for the usual breakfast at St Emilion Restaurant. The group photo followed breakfast and organiser Ian Brown welcomed new and past participants both young and old. Mira Domaille of the “Freinds of Les Bourgs” also wished the riders safe cycling and good weather telling the riders that the funds they raised greatly help towards the Hospice’s £1 m per year running costs.

Photo courtesy of Richard Lord

One day to go – Starts Tomorrow

First Day Tomorrow – 29th April

The day to start the Tenth 30 Rides in 30 Days finally arrives tomorrow. There is our usual breakfast at St Emilion Restaurant starting at 8.00. Hope to see most of you there.

Rainbow Jerseys

A small batch of jerseys which were due to leave Italy on 10th April will only just be leaving today. I can only apologise to the few riders still waiting. Hopefully they will be here very soon.

RAINBOW BALL – 10th June 2017

To celebrate ten years of 30 Rides in 30 Days there is a RAINBOW BALL to be held at Duke of Richmond Hotel on Saturday 10th June. 120 places are exclusively for riders from all the challenges. The tickets are just £50 and include pre dinner entertainment, three course meal and live music after dinner. Still plenty of tickets left but only a few whole tables of ten. If you want whole tables do let me know soon. Contact me at  [email protected] Final numbers required by 30th May.

FINAL WORD – 9th June 2017

Final Total Announcement for this year’s challenge will take place, as usual, at Les Cotils Christian Centre starting at 7.00 pm and presentation starting at 7.40 pm. The event is free for riders and includes a buffet following the presentation. A small fee of £10 is charged for non riders who wish to join us. You can register to attend on line. Just go to “Final Word” on the 30/30 Diary where there is an online form.

Static Bikes – WAITROSE and B&Q

Sauturday 6th and 13th we will be raising money with Static Bike Riding at Waitrose Admiral Park and Waitrose Rohais respectively. So far I have on the list for 6th Eamonn and Ann Finnerty, Paul Watts, Tom Denton, Paul Oliver, Deborah Durham, and Linda Le Huray. For 13th Many Gillson, Susie Fallaize, Tom Denton, Paul Oliver and Linda Le Huray. If I have missed anyone or you could help too please let me know by e-mail [email protected] Could do a few more to get into the afternoons.

Tom Denton has provisionally arranged the same for B&Q for 20th May and so far just Gill Judge is available. If you can help Tom there too please contact me on same e-mail and I will arrange timings.

Any funds raised will be split equally between the riders taking part towards their totals.

Pootlelists Ride and BBQ Sunday 21st May

There will be a short ride from Les Bourgs in the Forest to “Les Bourgs Hospice” and on to Fairfield for a BBQ and entertainment. The ride will leave from Les Bourgs Forest  (Limited parking courtesy of Forest Stores) at 12.00 and ride through Guernsey’s country lanes, approximately 5miles, and arrive at Fairfield in time for a BBQ. The ride will be to welcome back the “Pottlelists” back from their 600 mile ride across France from Les Bourgs in the French Alps and include a ride up the famous Tour de France Mountain of Mont Ventoux.

Tickets for the BBQ are £5 each or £15 for family of four and can be purchased from Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop or by contacting Trish De Carteret at Les Bourgs Hospice. Tickets available up to Thursday 18th May to enable accurate numbers for catering. All are welcome, 30/30 riders from any of the gen years and any other supporters. If you have a previous 30/30 jersey please wear it to create a Rainbow theme.

SPORTIVE last Sunday and other fundraising

Well done to Daniel Alderton and Robert Campbell for organizing the Sportive last Sunday. it was a glorious sunny day for a bike ride and all four distances had good numbers including the 100 miler. Nearly 70 riders took part including many of this year’s 30/30 riders and around £800 was raised.

Bikealicious Rainbows also held a dance event to raise money too during April and raised nearly £300. Many riders have good fundraising on “Just Giving” already. There are many other events taking place during the challenge and would welcome support if you can.

10 Days to go

Blog – 10 Days to go

 

Rainbow Jerseys

I will find out in the next day or so if the final batch of 30/30 Rainbow jersey will leave Italy this Friday or next Friday. I am hoping this Friday. They were ordered on 6th February, my first week back to work part time, and delivery was 10 weeks. This is the tenth week so all very frustrating really. I apologise for those still waiting.

 

30/30 Sportive 23rd April 2017

Robert Campbell and Dan Alderton are organising a 30/30 Sportive, the details are in the diary section at www.ride30in30.com/diary.

Distance options are 100 miles / 60 miles / 30 miles / 30 kilometres. This is a great test for 30/30 Riders one week prior to official start.

We respectfully remind riders that the rainbow jerseys not be worn until official start of 30 Rides in 30 Days on 29th April. However it would be great to see some of the past coloured jerseys get an airing.

Organisers Robert and Dan have been given permission to wear their jerseys as organisers of the event.

Tenth Edition Rainbow Ball 10th June 2017 – Duke of Richmond

 

If you wish to go the please contact Ian at [email protected]. The menu is on the information section of the diary on www.ride30in30.com. The dress code, if not already obvious, is rainbow colours.

 

First Day Breakfast – Saturday April 29th – 8.00 am at St Emilion

 

Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop host their usual start to the challenge with breakfast and coffee at St Emilion. Hopefully see a sea of coloured jerseys there.

 

Diary Dates on 30/30 Website

 

There are some more diary dates added to the 30/30 website. If you fancy joining in with you fellow riders then pop along and share your support.

 

Static Bikes – Waitrose & B&Q

 

We have a fair few volunteers for Static bike rides at Waitrose Admiral Park on 6th May and Waitrose Rohais on 13th May. We could do with a few more to ease the burden. Let me know at [email protected] if you can help.

 

Tom Denton has provisionally secured a static bike ride slot at B&Q on Saturday 20th May and would welcome your support their too. Contact me also if you can help that day and I will coordinate things with Tom.

 

 

Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs Family Bike Ride Sunday 21st May

 

To celebrate the return of “The Pootlelists” from their epic 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs in the Alps to Les Bourgs in St Andrews. Tickets for BBQ and entertainment are now available from The Les Bourgs Hospice Shop or Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop. £5 each or £15 for families (up to 4)

 

 

19 Days to go

Blog – 19 Days to go

 

Press Launch this morning at Les Cotils

Thank you to those that came along to meet the Guernsey Press and Richard Lord from Sustainable Guernsey. It was sunny morning and lovely views across the Little Russsel but a little fresh in the east wind. Hope it warms up fro April 29th.

 

 

Rainbow Jerseys

I have been advised that the final batch of jerseys is due to leave Italy on 28th April. I have tried my very hardest to get this moved forward and with a bit of luck they may leave one week earlier but still only reach us just in time. It is frustrating I know but please bear with us if you haven’t yet got yours.

 

30/30 Sportive 23rd April 2017

Robert Campbell and Dan Alderton are organising a 30/30 Sportive for Sunday 23rd April. The distances to choose from are 30 Kilometres / 30 Miles / 60 Miles and 100 Miles. All rides will start at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop at 07.30 and all will end at Saumarez Park Tea Rooms. Open to all riders and minimum registration fee will be £10. If you have a 30/30 jersey from previous years then please wear it, however we ask for your co-operation that “Rainbow Tenth Edition Jerseys” should not be worn until official start of 30/30 on Saturday 29th April.

Details of all routes and contact information can be seen on 30/30 Cycle Challenge facebook page.

 

Tenth Edition Rainbow Ball 10th June 2017 – Duke of Richmond

 

There are still tickets available for the Tenth Edition Rainbow Ball. It will be a celebration for riders from across the ten years. If you wish to go the please contact Ian at [email protected]. The menu is on the information section of the diary on www.ride30in30.com. The dress code, if not already obvious, is rainbow colours.

 

First Day Breakfast – Saturday April 29th – 8.00 am at St Emilion

 

Now less than three weeks away we hope as many of you as possible will join us on Saturday 29th April as Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop host a First Day Breakfast at St Emilion Restaurant starting at 8.00 am. The Guernsey Press will be there too and we usually get a group photo outside the States Tourist Board Offices.

 

Diary Dates on 30/30 Website

 

There are some more diary dates added to the 30/30 website. If you fancy joining in with you fellow riders then pop along and share your support.

 

Waitrose Static Bikes

 

We have been granted permission to have static bikes outside Waitrose on both Saturdays 6th and 13th. If any riders can spare an hour or two we would love to be in position there from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Email [email protected] and I will arrange willing riders into a rostra. We hope to have two riders for each hour, one riding and one to encourage loose change into the buckets. Over £1000 have been raised on good days when this has been done in the past and we will credit the participants on each day with this.

 

Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs Family Bike Ride Sunday 21st May

 

To celebrate the return of “The Pootlelists” from their epic 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs in the Alps to Les Bourgs in St Andrews we are planning a family friendly bike ride through Guernsey country lanes starting at Les Bourgs Forest and passing Les Bourgs Hospice en route for Fairfield where there will be a Bar B Que and Pic Nic. There will be entertainment too. ALL 30/30 riders from across the ten years are invited and their friends and family. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a family of four and includes Bar B Que at Fairfield. These are now available from The Les Bourgs Hospice Shop or Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop.

Less than four weeks to go

Blog – Four Weeks to go

 

Rainbow Jerseys

Main batch of 104 jerseys are in. This batch was ordered before Christmas. The second batch of 40 jerseys we ordered will arrive much nearer to the start and we have 15 riders already registered who will need to be patient. We unfortunately have one rider who is 36” or smaller for whom we haven’t yet got a spare jersey. If anyone has ordered 36” or smaller who feels a 38” may be more comfortable please let me know. The third batch we ordered cannot be made in time unfortunately.

 

We have managed to allocate almost all persons with their first choice but over allocated on small & medium ladies. We are working on a solution.

 

We have probably less that 25 jerseys left for late registrations. A few 38” but mainly 40” and 42”.  So hopefully all late registrations will fit the jerseys we have left.

 

We will e-mail the riders for whom the first batches of jerseys are for. If you get a separate e-mail then please call in some time.

 

Online Fundraising

 

Trish De Carteret, the fundraising co-ordinator at Les Bourgs, has asked me to point out that you can ask your sponsors to donate directly to Les Bourgs by going on to www.lesbourgshospice.com. If they select “Sponsor Someone” they will be able to select 30/30 Cycle Challenge from the menu of events and a drop down menu of all your names or team names will appear. Trish will keep a note of donations and for whom. You can always ask her for an update of any donations credited to you or your team. Trish is one of the 30 Rides in 30 Days participants this year.

 

Rainbow Ball 10th June 2017 – Duke of Richmond

 

The menu for the Tenth Edition Rainbow Ball will be a celebration for all riders from across the ten years. There are 120 places reserved for riders and their partners. If you wish to go the please contact Ian at [email protected]. The menu is on the information section of the diary on www.ride30in30.com. The dress code, if not already obvious, is rainbow colours.

 

Press Launch Date changed to 10th April

 

The Press Launch for this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge was set for 17th April until I realised this was in fact Easter Monday. I have therefore brought it forward to Monday 10th April at Les Cotils at 11.00 am. I will invite the media and they will be most eager to talk to some of the participants. I hope that around ten riders will be able to attend with their jerseys on if they have one but come anyway if not. If you can make it could you let me know by e-mail at [email protected] so I can be sure that there will be some riders there?

 

First Day Breakfast – Saturday April 29th – 8.00 am at St Emilion

 

Now less than four weeks away we hope as many of you as possible will join us on Saturday 29th April as Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop host a First Day Breakfast at St Emilion Restaurant starting at 8.00 am. The Press turn up for this too and we usually get a group photo outside the States Tourist Board Offices.

 

Diary Dates on 30/30 Website

 

There are some more diary dates added to the 30/30 website. If you fancy joining in with you fellow riders then pop along and share your support.

 

Waitrose Static Bikes

 

We have been granted permission to have static bikes outside Waitrose on both Saturdays 6th and 13th. If any riders can spare an hour or two we would love to be in position there from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Email [email protected] and I will arrange willing riders into a rostra. We hope to have two riders for each hour, one riding and one to encourage loose change into the buckets. Over £1000 have been raised on good days when this has been done in the past and we will credit the participants on each day with this.

 

Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs Family Bike Ride Sunday 21st May

 

To celebrate the return of “The Pootlelists” from their epic 600 mile ride from Les Bourgs in the Alps to Les Bourgs in St Andrews we are planning a family friendly bike ride through Guernsey country lanes starting at Les Bourgs Forest and passing Les Bourgs Hospice en route for Fairfield where there will be a Bar B Que and Pic Nic. There will be entertainment too. ALL 30/30 riders from across the ten years are invited and their friends and family. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a family and includes Bar B Que at Fairfield. Tickets will be available from The Les Bourgs Hospice Shop shortly.