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2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – FINAL WORD

On Friday 2nd July at THE FINAL WORD event the 123 Riders who completed the 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge were advised this year’s amazing total raised for Les Bourgs Hospice was £83,951.75.

Thanks to all the riders this year who battled the worst May weather on record.

It was also announced at THE FINAL WORD that Specsavers will be supporting the 2022 30 Rides in 30 Days. The Grand Total up to date now stands at £892k and together the aim is to raise a further £108k in 2022 to make it to £1 Million Pounds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

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.

2021 Blog Day 17

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.

Weather

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.

2021 30/30 Challenge for Les Bourgs Hospice. 30 Rides In 30 Days. Ian Browns Cycle Shop

Events later

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.

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

 

 

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.

2021 Blog Day 10

Blog Day 10

Good morning and welcome to week two of this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. It has been a tough first week with unseasonably chilly and windy weather. Let us hope it improves as the challenge progresses.

Weather

Last week saw temperatures which struggled to reach into double figures some days. The forecast is for only a slight improvement with daily maximum temperatures forecast set at 13 degrees for the week. There will be some days with good chances of occasional rain and the winds will be lighter than last week and mainly from the west.

30/30 Riders in Jersey

We welcome two “offshore” participants in this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. Danny and Jane Moisan live in Jersey and will be flying the 30/30 Jerseys for one hour each day over in our sister island raising funds for Les Bourgs.

Team Hancock’s Heat Map

Simon, Tim, Paul and James of Team Hancocks are planning to cover all 350 miles of Guernsey Roads during the 30 days. I am not sure if that is each of them or a shared mission but please see below their day 3 and day 9 progress.

 

Static Bike Rides

Thanks to those riders who have planned static bike rides to add to their fundraising.

Team Peaky Pedlars at “Le Friquet”                                                   Belinda Festivo at Moores Hotel

                                                 

 

Events This Week

Wheely Tyred Team are having their annual quiz night this week. Pretty much a sell-out but contact Trish if you want to check for any last-minute availability.

 

Sara James reaches 400 miles in week one.

Sara James (Left of picture) is taking part as a member of Team Strava Sisters with Sara Sarre, Mandy Hardman and Chantal Thompson. Inspirational (or mad) to see Sara’s mileage building each day as she rides much more than the one hour a day. On day 8 Sara’s mileage for the challenge reached 401.55 miles.

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.

2021 Blog Day 3

Blog Day 3

2021 CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN

Thank you to all those that could make the Riders’ First Day Breakfast at The Kiln on Saturday, a great turn out and a sense of excitement about the month ahead.

 

 

 

BIKE MATCH JERSEY

Fantastic coordination of Bike a Jersey for this year’s “fuchsia” 30/30 challenge by Chantal Thompson of Team Strava Sisters.

WOW – Sara James above and beyond

Also riding with Team Strava Sisters is Sara James who is going beyond one hour each day judging from her Strava Records and has already reached 106 miles on Day 2

WEATHER

Last Monday’s weather prediction of force 5-6 Northerly winds for Saturday 1st May with lighter winds but good chance of wet weather from Sunday 2nd May was thankfully spectacularly wrong.

I heard there was a shower of hail for some “southerners” setting off for Breakfast on Saturday. Us northern garden lovers are still waiting for rain to keep the dust down.

I do hope for similar spectacular inaccuracies with the forecast for the next seven days as it looks increasing windy, wet, and remaining cold.

 

EVENTS

This weekend we had our traditional First day Breakfast and great to see some old friends as well as new riders. Of the 128 registered riders exactly half have taken part one or more before and half are new to the challenge.

ECJS Static Bike Rides at M&S L’islet and St Martins.

Liz, Liz, Sally, Debs and Carry from Elizabeth College Junior School were riding static bikes outside M&S stores this weekend and raised over £1,700 to their grand total already. As well as their own personal fundraising the ladies are planning the ECJS 7 Rides in 7 Days for the final week of May involving 62 of the students there.

L to R Carry, Debbie,Sally & Liz (Liz Bott also in the ECJS Team)

Other events will be added to the diary section of www.ride30in30.com and if you are planning anything then do let me know by e-mail to [email protected] .

2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – Five Days To Go

Good morning.

Just five days to go until this year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days. I hope you are all looking forward to it.

FIRST DAY BREAKFAST @ THE KILN

Riders are invited to a FREE First Day Breakfast at The Kiln on Saturday 1st May . We will be there from 8.00 am to meet old and new 30/30 friends. A welcome presentation will be given at 8.40 by Ian Brown and also Mira Domaille from the Friends of Les Bourgs. Chris George of Georgie’s Photos will be attending to take official group shots directly afterwards and will take separate photos of individuals or groups too as required.

Other events this coming week will see the Elizabeth College Junior School Team of Sally Inderwick, Carry, Wray, Liz Bott, Liz Parkes and Debbie Mclaughlin will be riding static bikes at both M&S L’islet and St Martins.

Racheal Day from THE DAY SALON is taking part this year with sister Sara and Jennifer Merrett in a team known as “The Day Trippers”.

During 30 Rides in 30 Days the Salon is offering a £30 – 30 Minute Clarins Facial Treatment with funds going towards their challenge. Then offer is open to their clients, 30/30 Riders and the public. Booking details above but don’t delay to save disappointment as availability is limited.

(Please see the events diary on www.ride30in30.com for events later in the month and if you are planning anything do let me know at [email protected] and I will add the information to the website and future weekly notices.)

WEATHER

The forecast is not the best for the coming weekend with the persistent northerly wind keeping temperatures un seasonally cool.

Saturday 1st May is expected to reach a maximum temperature of only 10 degrees with winds from a northern direction blowing strong at F4 – F5.

Sunday 2nd May is forecast to see some rain showers and a maximum of 9 degrees with the only slight advantage of the winds being lighter but still from the north.

Fundraising Options

Trish would like to advise riders of all options for your sponsors and supports and has set up “Giving.gg” donation links at https://giving.gg/donate/Event/0/Donate-to-Guernsey-Charitable-Event where 100% of your donations will go to “The Friends of Les Bourgs”.

You can also direct your supporters directly to the Les Bourgs Website where they can donate directly to you via https://www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg/events/sponsor-someone/?id=1e8014eb-edf4-4045-85b3-cc6e75f79f69 and 100% of these donations will go to “Les Bourgs Hospice”.

Many of you will have also created pages on “justgiving” too which will also arrive at Les Bourgs Hospice but not always 100% depending on your donors and if they choose to add a fee to their own donation.

SEE YOU SATURDAY HOPEFULLY

2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – Ten Days to go

Ten Days to go to the start of 30 Rides in 30 Days.
Ten things you need to know.
1. First Day Breakfast this year will be Saturday May 1st from 8.00 am at The Kiln and is free for all riders.
2. All riders’ distinct fuchsia 30/30 cycling jerseys are here. If you already have yours then fine, if not call into Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop to collect yours. Please refrain from wearing the jerseys on the road until day one.
3. All riders are or will be on the Les Bourgs website as a fundraiser in the 30/30 Cycle Challenge. This will enable people to sponsor you and the money go directly to Les Bourgs Hospice.
4. Hopefully you have got your cycling legs by now but if not then get some 20-30 minute rides in over the coming few days and then be ready to ride 30 times in 30 days from Saturday 1st May.
5. Let your friends, colleagues, neighbours and friends know you are riding every day for a month and invite them to sponsor you. Les Bourgs Hospice is a special place for islanders and people will be generous because of your commitment.
6. Add to your fundraising by organising something for your sponsors to take part in. A quiz, treasure hunt, family bike ride, breakfast at work and so many other ideas that have been successful fundraisers in past years.
7. Be supportive of your fellow riders. If you see another 30/30 riders during the challenge give a wave or even a hoot if you are driving. There will seem to be many more than 110 riders and they will be seen at all times of the day and all over the island. They will appreciate your support.
8. Join in if there are any events the other riders are organising. They will appreciate your support
9. Do your best in both riding an hour a day and fundraising. If you have to miss a day then it is alright to catch up another time. Do your best in your fundraising. The target of £900 per rider or per team is not set in stone but many past riders have been surprised how possible this is to reach. Just do your best.
10. Enjoy yourself. You will probably see different parts of the island than normal and even different parts of the day than you usually do. The island is a great place to explore by bicycle so enjoy the experience and be proud that every mile you do is raising money for our special Hospice.

See you all very soon.

2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – Just over two months to go

This year’s 30 Rides in 30 Days begins on 1st May 2021, a little over two months to go. We are delighted to have reached over 50 riders registered so far. Over the weekend the “Celtic Donkeys” registered once again to to make the total 53 riders. Ken Bradley, Ken Wrigley, Lorraine Wrigley and Mort Mirghavameddin  pictured below took part last year and registered again for 2021.

Celtic Donkeys Team at launch of 2020 event

There are 100 places available so if your are interested then please register soon at www.ride30in30.com or contact organiser Ian Brown at [email protected]