Blog Day 17
Good morning and congratulations for passing the halfway point of this years 30 rides in 30 Days Challenge. It has been a real challenge this year with the weather. Week one was cold and windy, Week two was also cold and windy but added some heavy downpours too to drench the riders who were unfortunate to be out at the time.
Next week sees a continuation of similar changeable conditions with some wind and rain and temperatures still in the low teens, lower temperatures than we would normally expect at this time of year.
Team Hancock’s Heat Map
Simon, Tim, Paul, and James of Team Hancocks have made great progress on cycling every road in Guernsey during their challenge. Comparative maps for last week to this week below shows the island’s network is pretty much covered. They are now searching for the minor roads and tracks. So far, a combined 1,655 kilometres have been covered by these men adding up to 84 hours of cycling.
Hot Cross Buns
The Hot Cross Bun ladies have searched out some of the Goats on the Golden Guernsey Goat Trail. There are apparently 52 Brightly painted Goats have been placed around the island raising awareness of Autism Guernsey. So far, they have photos of The Farmhouse, Bruce Russel’s and Specsavers. Can Hot Cross Buns get selfies at all 52?
Sarah James – Strava Sisters
Sarah James’s distance cycled up to Day 15 has reached an incredible 785.34 miles despite the windy wet weather all 30/30 riders have had to endure.
30/30 Events Last Week
Team Wheely Tyred Quiz
Trish, Jeff, Lexie, and Deborah organised a Quiz held on Saturday 15th May and over £2,000 was raised for their 30/30 fundraising.
Team Ravenscroft – 30 Hour Non-Stop Cycle Relay
All nine riders from the Team at Ravenscroft took part in a 30-hour relay starting at 7.00 am on Saturday 15th May and ending at 1.00 pm on Sunday 16th May. It was very kind of the RAF to arrange a flypast of a Globemaster as the riders finished at the Imperial. The riders covered 441 miles during the challenge and endured all weathers including some hefty downpours.
30/30 Events This Week
Day Trippers – Book you Beauty Treatment
Racheal Day of Team Day Trippers has a fabulous offer of Facial Treatments at The Day Salon for clients with £30 charge going to Team Day Trippers Fundraising. Sessions are limited to certain times and certain days but please contact them on 727191 if this is of interest to you or anyone else you know.
Le Friquet garden Centre – Tour de School Static Bike
Sunday 23rd May from 10.am to 3.00 pm.
Holly and Jane Lavin have organised a Static Bike Ride for Le Friquet Garden Centre for next Sunday and will be joined by Liz Dudin, Sarah Day and Vanessa Mitchell plus Felix Blondel.
Last Day Ride In – Sunday 30th May
The Final Day of this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days is Sunday 30th May, the same day as the Annual Rocque to Rock which is also a fundraiser for Les Bourgs Hospice.
30/30 Riders can take part in the R2R from any of the start points, top of Les Val Des Terres, Pleinmont or Grandes Rocques by just signing on at any of the points. The registration fee is waivered for 30/30 riders but do please sign on if you wish to.
The 30/30 riders have traditionally ridden the final mile to the White Rock together and any riders who wish to can meet at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop from 11.00 am for drinks and nibbles. The Riders set off all together at Noon to ride along Les Banques / Glategny Esplanade to the finish at White Rock Car Park to a Friends of Les Bourgs Welcome.
30/30 Sunset Sportive 5th June
Andrea Nightingale is organising a Sunset Sportive for 5th June, details below. You could use all your 30 days preparation for a great evening ride. Distances vary for different abilities. So bring along a friend.