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2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – Final Day Photos

Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Congratulations to 30/30 Riders finally reaching the end of their 30 day challenge, raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

2021 Bloc Day 26

Blog Day 26

Fundraising – Paying In

For those riders who have cash or cheques to hand in from their 30/30 fundraising PLEASE bring it to Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop in a sealed envelope marked 30/30 Fundraising and please put your name on it. Please do not take it to Les Bourgs Hospice as it is about to close for some essential repairs.

Trish will be checking in with this year’s riders and their fundraising to ensure the total amount we announce on 2nd July is accurate.

Also, Trish will be contacting everyone to ask if they intend to be at the Final word Event on 2nd July in The Johnstone Suite at Les Rocquettes Hotel. All riders are invited for welcome drinks and buffet and guests too are welcome for a nominal charge of £15. Trish will e-mail all riders from next week to find out who is or is not able to attend.


Commemorative Awards are available for all registered riders. These will be available on 2nd July or after for those not able to be there. Trish will be in contact with each rider to confirm if they wish to receive one. There will be instances when couples/families/groups may just want one but we would like everyone who wants one to get it. What we will try to avoid is preparing more than is needed to save unnecessary costs and the funds remain for the Hospice

Events This Week

The Ladies at Crème Anglaise have had a busy run in to the end of this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. They held a Ladies Day for twenty friends who paid £20 each and sold les Bourgs Hospice “Win a Car” raffle tickets. The also held a static bike ride midweek at the reception area of GFSC, KPMG, Collas Crill and Investec. Thanks to all concerned and thanks to all the donations.

Horse Race Night at Hampshire Lodge

Saturday 29th May 2021

Jez and Sian Ogier will be organising a “Race Night” at the Hampshire Lodge from 7.30 pm on Saturday 29th May.

 

FINAL DAY RIDE IN

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 (SHARP) to ride along Les Banques / Glategny Esplanade to the finish at White Rock Car Park to a Friends of Les Bourgs Welcome.

Day 30 for 2020 Ian Brown’s 30 in 30 cycle challenge.

 

Events later

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. Registration details will be available at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop shortly and there will be a BBQ to follow. So, register soon so Andrea has a good idea for numbers to cater for.

2021 Blog Day 23

Blog Day 23

Good afternoon and welcome to the final week of this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. This year has been as tough as any other for weather. Official UK weather data for 2021 suggests it has been the coldest May in the last twenty-five years. The winds have been blustery and the rain of this last week making conditions even more testing. Very well done for sticking to the task despite the testing conditions. It must have been tough getting the rides done on some of the days. You richly deserve all the financial support you have managed so far.

For weather facts ask a pilot and ten times veteran 30/30 rider Simon Hancock was asked to confirm if this was one of or the worst in his experience. His research reveals that: –

Rainfall, May 2021 is the 3rd worst on record behind 2008 and 2014.

Wind, May 2021 is 30% windier than 2009 and 2013 the other notably windy years.

Temperature. May 2021 is 7th coldest since 2008. (Surprised? So was I)

Weather

Good news is next week will see an improvement. Today is rubbish with maximum temperature just reaching double figures at 11 degrees plus winds blowing super strong once again from the west. Tomorrow (Tuesday) there seems to be some potential for a bit more of the same but from midweek onwards the weather settles down and temperatures improve to something nearer normal for the time of year.

 

 

Sarah James – Strava Sisters

Three weeks and two days into the 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge and Sarah James of Team Strava Sisters has cycled over 1000 miles. The conditions have been very testing this year and the achievement is inspirational on many levels. Sarah has had company on many of parts of the rides from TDS riders, husband Daryn and her Strava Sisters teammates Mandy, Chantal and Sara. Well done Sarah and thanks to those who have shared the rides with her and  also those who have supported her with donations.

 

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 week 2 and 3 below show the island’s network is pretty much covered. Even the runway and apron at Guernsey Airport has now been covered by the two wheeled Hancocks. Final week will be used to find any snags so far not cycled.

Hot Cross Buns on the Goat Trail

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 that have been placed around the island raising awareness of Autism Guernsey. First off, they got photos of The Farmhouse, Bruce Russel’s and Specsavers. This has followed a search for many of the others.

 

 

30/30 Events Last Week

Le Friquet Garden Centre – Static Bike Ride – Sunday 23rd May

Team Tour de School and Friends.

Holly and Jane Lavin of Tour de School organised a Static Bike Ride at Le Friquet Garden Centre on Sunday 23rd May from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. They were joined by fellow 30/30 Riders Liz Dudin, Racheal Day and Sara Day from the Day Trippers, Felix and Vanessa Blondel plus Ken Wrigley and Ken Bradley from Celtic Donkeys.

30/30 Events This Week

Elizabeth College Junior School 7 in 7

Today, 23rd May, see the ladies at ECJS start the school’s annual 7 Rides in 7 Days. Just over 60 ECJS pupils have registered and cycle around the playing fields each morning at the school for thirty minutes respendant in their pink t-shirts. Luckily the heavy rain overnight on Sunday into Monday morning stopped in time for the riders to start at 8.00 am. The riders will be encouraged to cycle the R2R as their final day.

FINAL DAY RIDE IN

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 (SHARP) to ride along Les Banques / Glategny Esplanade to the finish at White Rock Car Park to a Friends of Les Bourgs Welcome.

 

Events later

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. Registration details will be available at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop shortly and there will be a BBQ to follow. So, register soon so Andrea has a good idea for numbers to cater for.