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2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 24

Blog –Day 24

 

Into the final week of the 30 Days. The weather has been very good this year, much better than some previous years. Only the first half of the first week saw a few of you get soakings. I have tentatively looked at the weather for the week coming and, apart from the slight chance of some rain on Saturday, the weather looks set to continue.

 

Jerseys

Just a few jerseys left. XXXL Short Sleeve Mens / XXXL Long Sleeve Mens / XXL Long Sleeve Mens / Medium Long Sleeve Mens / Medium Long Sleeve Ladies. These are available to riders at reduced price of £25 each.

 

Fundraising so far

Well done to Crème Anglaise Ladies followed their Liberation Day Static Bike Fundraising with the same at a Red Eye Departures session at the airport on Thursday last and raised over £400.

 

 

Alison Mathew also did a Red Eye Depatures session at the aorpost on Saturday.

 

Duro, Genarro and Kaitlin from Hotel de Havelet have been static bike riding outside Moores Hotel each Saturday of 30/30. It was a little quiter in town this Saturday while the wedding of Harry and Meghan was taking place.

 

The Wheely Tyred Quiz took place on Friday Night with a great turnout.

 

Lorraine Wrigley did a Static Bike Session at Le Friquey Garden Centre over the lovely weekend just gone.

 

Alison Mathew also did a second cake sale at the hospital on Friday with all funds going to her 30/30 total.

 

 

Today (Monday 21st May) Simon James and Simon Hancock are riding their static bikes at Specsavers collecting money for their fundraising.

 

The Nelson Family and the Peacegood family have been combining for some of their rides.

 

 

 

 

 

Events in the final week include A Charity Fundraising Gig to be held at Fermain Tavern on Tuesday 22nd May starting at 8.00 pm until 10.30 pm.

Paul Langlois, who plays with the KB Project, has arranged for the group to play free of charge at the Fermain Tavern on Tuesday 22nd May. Other groups playing include the highly popular WAR POETS and also an appearance by Josh Brown.

Paul has added “The KB Project are an 8-piece band playing a range of bluesy/soul/jazz music including Etta James, Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse. The War Poets are well known local musicians playing ‘Country-Americana’ covers and self penned songs.”

 

It is open to all but 30/30 riders past and present especially welcome. Wear your 30/30 jersey if you wish to.

 

Entrance is free but a collection of donations to Paul’s 30/30 fundraising for Les Bourgs will be held.

 

All bands and the Fermain Tavern Venue are providing their talent/venue free of charge so 100% of funds raised will go to Les Bourgs.

 

 

 

 

ECJS 7in7

Once again the tireless ladies who teach at Elizabeth College Junior School will have 50+ pupils taking part in their annual 7 Rides in 7 Days. These pupils will take part in cycle activities at the school each moring before lessons as from today Monday 21st May and the seventh day will include taking part in the Les Bourgs Hospice Rock to Rocque. This event has raised over £25k for 30in30 over the past and massive thanks to Sally, Debbie,Carry, Liz and Lauri for all their organisation and indeed the whole school for their total support of 30/30.

 

 

Final Day Ride In

On Sunday May 27th we would like as many of the riders to cycle their final mile of the challenge to the White Rock from Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop together. If you do the Rock to Rocque you will be able to ride as a guest for no registration fee. But please register at any of the starts, Top of the Val des Terres, Pleinmont or Grandes Rocques.

 

We will be at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop with refreshments from 11.00 am and 30/30 riders and their families are welcome. We will set off together at 12.00 noon to enjoy the final few pedal revs as you complete your challenge.

 

Final Word

The Final Word on 2018 30 Rides in 30 Days is when we announce to you the riders the combined total of funds raised this year. The Final Word event this year is to be held on June 15th At Les Rocquettes Hotel commencing at 7.00 pm. Tickets are free to riders and £15 for guests and if you wish to go please visit ride30in30.com to register for the event. On the list of Diary Events scroll down to Final Word where there is a form to complete if you are able to attend.  Accurate number will be required for catering purposes.

 

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 16

Blog –Day 16

 

Congratulations on passing the half way point on this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. It seems to have reached this point more quickly than other years. Spare a thought for a couple of people who haven’t yet reached halfway, Simon Hancock who suffered an injury just prior to the start of this year’s challenge and Coryn Le Clerc who had an unexpected clash with a hedge on day 2 but is recovering now. Let’s hope these two recover fully and complete their challenge none the less in their own time.

 

30/30 Jerseys on tour

How terrific it was to see photos on 30/30 face book page of Nin, John and Lydia Nelson wearing their jerseys on a cycling trip to Brittany.

 

 

Also some of Lantern Rouge took the opportunity of a long weekend to zip over to France for some fresh roads to ride, (and a customary bottle of 1664 of course)

Jerseys

Just a few jerseys left. XXXL Short Sleeve Mens / XXXL Long Sleeve Mens / XXL Long Sleeve Mens / Medium Long Sleeve Mens (3 of) / Medium Long Sleeve Ladies. These are available to riders at reduced price of £25 each.

 

Fundraising so far

Well done to Crème Anglaise Ladies for riding 6 hours at the Liberation Sea Front Celebrations on May 9th.

 

Also Amelia Brown who baked cakes for selling at the Last Post St Andrews on May 9th and raised £200 and another £90 for cakes sold at Bordeaux Church on Sunday.

 

Also Duro, Genarro and Kaitlin from Hotel de Havelet have been static bike riding outside Moores Hotel each Saturday of 30/30.

 

Alison Mathew not only rode her static bike at St Martins Junior School but got a thorough soaking from sponges thrown by pupils who donated any coppers. The children drew an outline of a bicycle on the playground with the coins. Even better Alison made the front page of the GEP on Saturday.

 

The Skittles  Night at the Hampshire Lodge organised by Steve O Connor of Rabeys on the 5th May to raise funds went well.

 

It is great to see young families taking part. The Hancocks are old hands at 30/30 and once Simon has recovered from his knee injury we hope to have the annual benefit of the Hancock Guide to Guernsey Café Stops updated for 2018.

 

The Nelson Family and the Peacegoods are taking part for the first time this year as is Anya Tee taking part with mum Christa (who has done 30/30 before).

 

Weather

After a poor start to 30 Rides in 30 Days the weather in the second week began with warmest weather for Bank Holiday Monday. Although the temperatures reduced slightly as the week went by the conditions were dry and winds quite slight. It is not always like this as many 30/30 veterans will confirm. I am lead to believe that week three will follow similar weather to week two. Just hoping we do not pay for these fine conditions in week four.

 

Diary

Some events coming up this week include 17th May, Crème Anglaise riding Static Bikes at Guernsey Airport from 6.00 am to catch the red eye flyers.

 

 

18th May Wheely Tyred have a Quiz Night at St Mary and St Michael School starting at 7.30 pm and there are still a couple of table still available if you wish to go along. Please contact Trish De Carteret at Les Bourgs if you wish to book a place.

 

Also on the 18th May Alison Mathew will once again be selling cakes, patries and bread rolls at the PEH canteen.

 

Events in the final week include A Charity Fundraising Gig to be held at Fermain Tavern on Tuesday 22nd May starting at 8.00 pm until 10.30 pm. Paul Langlois, who plays with the KB Project, has arranged for the group to play free of charge at the Fermain Tavern on Tuesday 22nd May. Other groups playing include the highly popular WAR POETS and also an appearance by Josh Brown. This really is a night of the best local musical talent and will appeal to many. It is open to all but 30/30 riders past and present especially welcome. Wear your 30/30 jersey if you wish to.

 

Entrance is free but a collection of donations to Paul’s 30/30 fundraising for Les Bourgs will be held.

 

All bands and the Fermain Tavern Venue are providing their talent/venue free of charge so 100% of funds raised will go to Les Bourgs.

 

ECJS 7in7

Once agin the tireless ladies who teach at Elizabeth College Jinior School will have 50+ pupils taking part in their annual 7 Rides in 7 Days. These pupils will take part in cycle activities at the school each moring before lessons from Monday 21st May and the seventh day will include taking part in the Les Bourgs Hospice Rock to Rocque. This event has raised over £25k for 30in30 over the past and massive thanks to Sally, Debbie,Carry, Liz and Lauri for all their organisation and indeed the whole school for their total support of 30/30.

 

 

Final Day Ride In

On Sunday May 27th we would like as many of the riders to cycle their final mile of the challenge to the White Rock from Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop together. If you do the Rock to Rocque you will be able to ride as a guest for no registration fee. But please register at any of the starts, Top of the Val des Terres, Pleinmont or Grandes Rocques.

 

We will be at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop with refreshments from 11.00 am and 30/30 riders and their families are welcome. We will set off together at 12.00 noon to enjoy the final few pedal revs as you complete your challenge. As it is another bank holiday we understand a fair few will be away but if you are on the island it is great to get together once again after the First Day Breakfast.

 

Final Word

The Final Word on 2018 30 Rides in 30 Days is when we announce to you the riders the combined total of funds raised this year. The Final Word event this year is to be held on June 15th At Les Rocquettes Hotel commencing at 7.00 pm. Tickets are free to riders and £15 for guests and if you wish to go please visit ride30in30.com to register for the event. Accurate number will be required for catering purposes.

 

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 11

Blog –Day 11

 

It is unbelievable that one third of this year’s challenge has passed already.

 

 

FIRST DAY BREAKFAST took place on Saturday 28th and it was great to meet so many of you. This year we have 17 first timers and 55 riders who have been there, done that before. The weather was gloomy to begin with but brightened up enough for some photos outside Rangers Football Club. Thanks to Zoe Lihou and her team at Rangers and Trish for preparing a fine breakfast selection

 

Jerseys

Just a few jerseys left. XXXXL Short Sleeve Mens / XXXL Long Sleeve Mens / XXL Long Sleeve Mens / Medium Long Sleeve Mens (3 of) / Medium Long Sleeve Ladies. These are available to riders at reduced price of £25 each.

 

Fundraising so far

Well done to Charlie Price who raised £400 at the Treasure Hunt held on Sunday 29th April. Elizabeth College Junior School Ladies did a static bike ride outside M&S St Matins and L’islet on Saturday 28th and raised over £1,300. Andrea Nightingale has been busy baking cakes and raised around £500 so far. Alison Mathew raised over £300 with a cake sale and static bike ride at the airport on 4th May. Good work so far by everyone.

 

Weather

All seasons experienced in just five days. Only 4.5 degrees in Alderney on Sunday 29th May when Steve Shaw did his ride. There has been wind, rain in the middle of week one but also some quite ideal conditions for riders over the bank holiday weeken. Let’s hope for more of the latter. May you stay dry and all the winds be tail winds.

 

Diary

 

Some events have been added to the diary, please look on www.ride30in30.com to see if there is any you wish to support and please let us know if you are planning anything to add to your fundraising.

 

One event that has been arranged which will appeal as a 30/30 social is Paul Langlois, who plays with the KB Project, has arranged for the group to play free of charge at the Fermain Tavern on Tuesday 22nd May. As this is the last eek of the rides why not do your ride in the evening and end up at “The Tavern” for a catch up and social with the other riders. If you know any riders from past 30/30 events then please let them know too. Entrance is free but a collectionof donations to Paul’s 30/30 fundraising for Les Bourgs will be held.

 

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – One week to go

Blog Day -One Week To Go

 

Registrations

We have 62 Riders registered so far this year. 15 individual riders and 15 combination. There are still a few riders considering joining this year’s challenge so we may have a few more yet.

Press Launch

Thank you to Charlie Price, Trish De Carteret and Andrea Nightingale for turning up at Delaney Park on 16th April and Richard Lord for taking some fine photographs.

Sponsor Forms will be e-mailed to all registered riders on Monday 23rd April.

Diary

The next event in the diary is the FIRST DAY BREAKFAST this Saturday 28th April at Rangers Football Club starting at 8.00 am. Thanks to Zoe Lihou of Rangers Football Club for hosting and Trish/Mira for organising. Hope to see old and new riders there resplendent in the 2018 jerseys.

One of the last events for riders is the RIDE IN on day 30 at the end of the Rock to Rocque. 30/30 Riders who wish to ride the R2R can register on the “Les Bourgs” website. As in other years 30/30 Riders are guests for the ride and do not need to pay the usual registration. However if you do wish to ride all or part of the R2R please register.

Fundraising

All registered riders should appear on www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg website. Just go to “Sponsor Someone” in left hand corner of the face page. Then you select the event “30/30 Cycle Challenge” and your name from the drop down list. Send your sponsors the link and they can support you for your efforts and know that 100% of their donation will go to Les Bourgs Hospice. “Just Giving” has a global outreach and a successful fundraising vehicle but for a small charge for each pound donated.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – 19 Days to go

Blog Day -19 Days to go

 

Registrations

This year’s 30in30 is half full; we have 10 Individual Registration and 10 Combinations. There is a lot going on this year, other 30/30 events as well as Only Fools and Donkeys ride and Tour de Sez ride. We could do with a few more so if you are still thinking about it and would like to join us please register on line at www.ride30in30.com. If you know of any other that would like to take part then forward them the details too. There is a registration form for individual riders as well as combinations of up to four riders.

 

Diary

 

The first event in the diary is the PRESS LAUNCH on MONDAY 16th APRIL at Delancey Park (It got listed on the ride30in30 website as Sunday 15th April but please ignore). We would like a few riders to join us with their tops to meet the Press to publicise the ride. With fewer riders this year I would like you to confirm with us if you will be able to come along. Please e-mail [email protected] if you are available. We will meet in the car park and hopefully congregate with for a photo somewhere photogenic. Thanks

 

The FIRST DAY BREAKFAST is scheduled for SATURDAY 28th APRIL at Rangers Football Club starting at 8.00 am. Hope to see most of you there and meet your fellow challengers.

 

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.

 

Fundraising

All registered riders should appear on ww.lesbourgs.org.gg website. Just go to “Sponsor Someone” in left hand corner of the face page. Then you select the event “30/30 Cycle Challenge” and your name from the drop down list. Send your sponsors the link and they can support you for your efforts and know that 100% of their donation will go to Les Bourgs Hospice. “Just Giving” has a global outreach and a successful fundraising vehicle but for a small charge for each pound donated.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – One Month to go

Blog –One Month to go

 

Registrations now half full

We are half full for this year’s challenge, 10 individual riders and 9 combinations. Some new riders and some who have already taken part in previous editions. All are welcome and if you know any other persons interested then please direct them to ride30in30.com website.

 

Just one month to go until day one. We hope to meet as many as possible at our traditional “First Day Breakfast”. This year this will take place at Rangers Football Club, Bailiffs Cross Roads, St. Andrews on Saturday 28th April starting at around 8.00 am for coffee and bacon sandwiches. We are grateful to Zoe Lihou for making this facility available now that St Emilion has closed.

 

Diary

The 30/30 Events Diary is currently up to date. Please let us know if you are planning any events to add to the list.

 

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.

 

Trish De La Mare 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 2018 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 and Trish will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian / Trish / Mira / Andrea (30 Rides in 30 Days Organisers)

2018 30 Rides in 30 Days – Six weeks to go

Blog Day -42 Days to go

 

Registrations

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.

 

There is just over six weeks to go until day one. We hope to meet as many as possible at our traditional “First Day Breakfast”. This year this will take place at Rangers Football Club, Bailiffs Cross Roads, St. Andrews on Saturday 28th April starting at around 8.00 am for coffee and bacon sandwiches. We are grateful to Zoe Lihou for making this facility available now that St Emilion has closed.

 

Diary

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.

 

Trish De La Mare 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 2018 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 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. We will count and bank it into Les Bourgs Hospice Bank Account.

 

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 and many more. If you are planning something to encourage support for your challenge let us know.

 

As we approach the Final Word event on Friday 15th 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 fund raisers 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)

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.