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2020 30 Rides in 30 Days rescheduled.

Hooray, we are going ahead.

It is with delight and relief that this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days will be going ahead after all.

Thanks to our leaders negotiating us through the pandemic and the support of the island community Guernsey is returning to near normal from Saturday June 18th.

We have decided to run the event from Saturday 29th August to Sunday 27th September.

Special thank you to the riders who did take part in their 30 rides in May despite the lockdown.

We do hope that many of the riders who were originally registered for May will be interested and able to take part in the re arranged event. We understand that some may not be and any fees paid in advance will be refunded in full, please just ask.

Equally there may be some who will now be able to take part in the re arranged dates and if so please do register online at www.ride30in30.com.

The diary has got details of some rearranged dates and any fundraisers that the riders plan or set up please let us know and we will add them to the list.

 

2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – COVID-19

From Ian Brown and Trish De Carteret

It is with great regret that circumstances and uncertainty around COVID-19 make planning, organising and taking part in 2020 30 Rides in 30 Days impossible.

Of course, getting exercise and fresh air are sensible for everyone so long as there is understanding and respect for the 2-metre social distancing. We thought that perhaps that meant our riders could use the challenge as an antidote to everything else that we are all needing to deal with. However so much has changed in such a short time since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Guernsey. There could be more significant changes/restrictions that may occur up to the start of the event on 25th April and during the subsequent 30 Days. This has led us to make the hardest but correct decision to cancel.

The safety of our riders, supporters and the wider Guernsey Community are at the forefront of our decisions.

Of course, 30 Rides in 30 Days will reschedule but we are not able to say when at this point. For those riders that have registered we hope that you will be able to take part when the event does take place. For those that have paid a registration fee and would like it refunded  please e-mail [email protected] or if possible allow us to hold it over until the rescheduled dates.

When we do reschedule, we hope there is more incentive if ever it was needed to fund raise for the charity. We invite you to become champions of the event and encourage others to take part too so we can raise as much money as is possible for the Les Bourgs Hospice, they will certainly appreciate your efforts even more than ever at this challenging time.

Regards                                                                Regards

 

Ian Brown                                                           Trish De Carteret

2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – Two months to go

Blog Day – Two months to go

 

Preparation

There are just over eight weeks to go before the 2019 challenge. If you aren’t yet cycling regularly then there is still a good amount of time to prepare for the challenge. The weather has been wet and windy and so good practice for what may happen on days during, the challenge. Get some 20-minute rides on alternate days over the coming weeks and then build  by a few minutes  each ride when you feel ready increase the frequency. Preparation now will make the challenge more enjoyable and beneficial.

 

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. So far, we have 60 riders registered who are all waiting for their yellow jerseys to arrive.

 

Facebook

There is a new Facebook page and we hope you can all join and contribute stories and photos during the challenge. Please search for “Ian Brown’s 30in30CycleChallenge” on Facebook.

 

First Day Breakfast

We hope to meet as many as possible at our traditional “First Day Breakfast” on Saturday 25th April. Like last year this will take place at The Kiln, Les Gigands, St Sampsons, GY2 4YZ starting at 8.00 am.

 

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.

 

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, Treasure Hunts, Music Nights and many more. If you are planning something to encourage support for your challenge let us know.

 

IMPORTANT

You can get yourself 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 will reach Les Bourgs and Liz 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. Trish will get these to the bank for Les Bourgs Hospice.

 

As we approach the Final Word event on Friday 5th 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 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

2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – Three Months to go

Blog –Three Months to go

 

Registrations Open and Three Teams registered

Three months to go until the 13th Edition of 30 Rides in 30 Days begins on Saturday 25th April 2020. So far regular teams, Wheely Tyred, The Blue Men and The Flat Liners have registered. there is interest from others who intend to register soon.

This year’s jersey colour is yellow and 100 have been ordered and will arrive soon. we have both long sleeve and short sleeve, mens and ladies versions. If you want the best choice of jersey then please register as soon as possible so there is the best chance we have the right jersey for you.

Registration is open and so if you are planning to take part then you can register on line on the home page of this website or you can send an enquiry to [email protected] and we will send you a form for individual or combination entries. We hope in 2020 to add substantially to the £750,000 raised by 30 Rides in 30 Days challenges since 2008.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian

Are Electric Bikes Welcome?

Absolutely, Electric Bike Riders are ellegible and most welcome to take part. You can either ride individually or part of a team of up to four riders. So long as you pledge to ride your Electric Bike for 60 minutes each day from 25th April 2020 to 24th May 2020 and you endeavor to raise £900 (either as an individual or as part of team). Register now and join in the fun.

2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – Five Months to go

Blog –Five Months to go

 

Registrations Open

Five months to go until the 13th Edition of 30 Rides in 30 Days begins on Saturday 25th April 2020.

This years colour jersey is yellow and 100 have been ordered. These will arrive by the end of January in both long sleeve and short sleeve, mens and ladies versions. If you want the best choice of jersey then please register as soon as you like to ensure we have the right jersey for you.

Registration is already open and so if you are planning to take part then you can register on line on the home page of this website or you can send an enquiry to [email protected] and we will send you a form for individual or combination entries. We hope in 2020 to add substantially to the £750,000 raised by 30 Rides in 30 Days challenges since 2008.

 

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.

 

Liz 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 2019 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. Liz will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Ian

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 24

Monday Blog – Day 24

Nearly there and just one week to go for the challenge.

The weather has been generally very good this year so far and the forecast is for high pressure to dominate the area for the next week which promises more of the same.

Events that happened last week included Creme Anglaise on their Static Bikes at the Airport, The Specsavers Colour Fun Run at Specsavers Headquarters, la Villaize St Andrews. There was the continuous bike riding by pupils at La Hougette School. Thank you to all the 30/30 Riders that put in such great efforts to organise these events and add significantly to the funds raised.

There has been some 30/30 Riders abroad this week. The Cyclopaths have been to France for a few days and Amelia Brown had two days on a hire bike around Cologne (with Dad and sister Alice), mainly on the cycle paths along the River Rhine.

Andrea Nightingale has also raced her bike at an Aquabike International Event in Spain during May. This was only her second Aquabike Event and managed a third place finish.

Events happening this week include the ECJS 7in7 Cycle Challenge which began this morning. Sixty of ECJS students are riding their bike before school each day this week and including the R2R on Sunday. The whole School will have a Fun Day on Friday and the change the children have saved over the recent few weeks will be added up and donated to Les Bourgs.

Four students from Melrose School who are doing 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge have made cakes for sale at the school tomorrow Tuesday 21st May.

A Big shout for all our younger riders doing 30/30 and 7/7 riding this year and also enormous congratulations to six year old Felix who cycled the whole way around the island yesterday. We are all truly inspired by the efforts of these young riders.

Future Events

Rocque to Rock – Sunday 26th May – 30/30 Riders are asked to register at any of the three start points if they are planning to ride the R2R on Sunday 26th. 30/30 Riders will ride for free but the organisers will want to know you are taking part so please register.

Final Day Ride In – Sunday 26th May– All riders that are on the island on the last day are invited to assemble at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop from 11 am for light refreshments. At noon the riders will set off as a group to the finish of R2R at White Rock for the final mile of their 30 Day Challenge.

30/30 Music Night (Date changed). 30/30 Riders Paul Langlois and Vivie Roussel and their band the KB Project, along with fellow rider Josh Gabriel will great a 30/30 Music Night for all riders to enjoy. This will take place on Thursday 6th June at The Golden Lion. All riders are welcomed and bring along your friends and supporters. Entrance is free and there will be collection buckets plus a raffle to add to the fundraising. The evening was scheduled for Saturday 1st June at Fermain Tavern but that is also the night of the Champions League Football Final.

Final Word – On Thursday 13th June at Les Rocquettes Hotel 30/30 2019 has the traditional Final Word where the total of this year’s fundraising is announced to you, the riders. The event will be held at Les Rocquettes Hotel with welcome drinks from 7 pm. The presentation will begin at 7.30 pm and a buffet will follow proceedings. ALL riders are invited free of charge and there is a nominal cost of £15 for guests. PLEASE register your interest in attending by completing the form on the diary section of www.ride30in30.com . It is imperative that the hotel has accurate numbers in advance for catering.

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 17

Monday Blog – Day 17

Well done to all the riders for reaching half way through the challenge.

The weather for last week was not too bad, a bit windy on Liberation Day. Next week’s weather looks sunny all the way with temperatures rising up to mid-high teens.

Events that happened last week included Creme Anglaise on their Static Bikes and CCD Architects Bake Sale both on Liberation Day at Castle Emplacement.

There were Static Bike Rides at Forest Stores with Alison doing three hours and Jenny Mahe and Jo Middleton doing another two.

Hot Cross Buns, Joanne Peacegood, Peter Van der Velde, Nick, James and Andre Le Clerc have all been to France plus a couple of the Hot Cross Buns have been to Sark too this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events happening this week include the Cyclopaths heading to France for a five day tour on Brittany.

This week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, La Hougette School Pupils are planning a non stop cycle ride on static bikes at the school. Pupils will take it in turns to ride continuously from 9 am to 3 pm on each of the three days. Along with designing and covering bicycle pictures with coins to form part of La Hougette’s fundraising for Les Bourgs. Thanks to Kim Maindonald and all at the school fro really great effort in organising.

Creme Anglaise will once again be doing a “Red Eye” Static Bike Ride at the airport on Friday 17th.

 

Future Events

Rocque to Rock – Sunday 26th May – 30/30 Riders are asked to register at any of the three start points if they are planning to ride the R2R on Sunday 26th. 30/30 Riders will rode for free but the riders will want to know you are taking part.

Final Day Ride In – Sunday 26th May– All riders that are on the island on the last day are invited to assemble at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop from 11 am for light refreshments. At noon the riders will set off as a group to the finish of R2R at White Rock for the final mile of their 30 Day Challenge.

30/30 Music Night (Date to be confirmed). 30/30 Riders Paul Langlois and Vivie Roussel and their band the KB Project, along with fellow rider Josh Gabriel will great a 30/30 Music Night for all riders to enjoy. All riders are welcomed and bring along your friends and supporters. Entrance is free and there will be collection buckets plus a raffle to add to the fundraising. The evening was scheduled for Saturday 1st June but that is also the night of the Champions League Football Final. The date therefore may be re scheduled and we will let you know.

Final Word – On Thursday 13th June at Les Rocquettes Hotel 30/30 2019 has the traditional Final Word where the total of this year’s fundraising is announced to you, the riders. The event will be held at Les Rocquettes Hotel with welcome drinks from 7 pm. The presentation will begin at 7.30 pm and a buffet will follow proceedings. ALL riders are invited free of charge and there is a nominal cost of £15 for guests. PLEASE register your interest in attending by completing the form on the diary section of www.ride30in30.com . It is imperative that the hotel has accurate numbers in advance for catering.

2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 11

Tuesday Blog – Day 11

So, ten days are done, one third the way through the challenge. Hope the legs and other parts are fairing well.

 

The weather for last week was not too bad. Maybe a little on the cool side but the threat of freezing temperatures at the weekend were exaggerated. This week looks similar but the potential for some measurable rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Bright and breezy for Lib Day with just the chance of passing shower or two. Sunny weather expected for next weekend.

 

Events happened last week.

Wheely Tyred’s Quiz on Friday as well as Static Bike Rides at Grand Marche St Sampsons organised by Steve O Connor, at Le Friquet organised by Lorraine Wrigley and The Celtic Donkeys and at Waitrose Rohais organised by Deborah Durham of Wheely Tyred. Thanks to all the other riders who supported them.

Lydia, Jess, Amy and Cara with their mums and dads took their challenge to France for the long weekend.

This coming week there are lots more events and fundraising.

Crème Anglaise will once again be riding their static bikes on Liberation Day on the town seafront.

CCD Riders will be holding a cake sale at The Castle Emplacement also on Liberation Day.

If you are in town on Liberation Day pop by and say hello to your fellow challengers.

Alison Matthew along with Jo Middleton, daughter Jenny, Andy and Kim Maindonald will be cycling on static bikes at Forest Stores next Saturday.

Rocque to Rock – 30/30 Riders that are here and riding the R2R are asked to register their names with the R2R organisers at any of the three start points. These are top of the Val des Terres, Pleinmont or Grandes Rocques. The registration fee is waivered for 30/30 riders, but the organisers would like to know you are taking part.

 

Belated welcome to 6-year-old Felix and his Mum Vanessa and Dad Stuart to 30/30. Their acceptance e-mail got lost in their junk e-mail, so they didn’t know they had been accepted but were really pleased to start their challenge on day 5.

Weigh In.

We have had one gent weighed in and two ladies. So we do have a competition. However, we will take further entries to make it more interesting. If you want to weigh yourself today and then see how much weight you lose (or gain) by Monday 27th May then please feel free to do so.

 

Map my Ride

So far, we have received no entries for the map my ride competition. To kick things off we are including two from last year. Nick James’s “Perfect Symmetry” route and Atila Duro’s “Headless Chicken”.

If you can do better please let me have your route maps.

 

This year the 30/30 Cycling Challenge reached twelve years. The most regular participants are as follows.

12 Times – Nigel Jones

10 Times – Andrea Nightingale

9 Times – Steve O Connor

8 Times – Tim Loveridge, Simon Hancock, Nathalie Chandler, Richard Johns, Debbie Mc Laughlin

7 Times – Richard Freeman, Roy Romeril, Steve Shaw, Sally Inderwick, Jo Huxtable.