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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.