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.