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2021 Blog Day 3

Blog Day 3


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.





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


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.



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 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.


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 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.)


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 “” donation links at 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 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.


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 or contact organiser Ian Brown at [email protected]

2021 30 Rides in 30 Days – Less than three months to go


Record Registrations this year

Registration for this year’s challenge has been possible via the website or by sending an enquiry to [email protected] .

The first day will be on Saturday 1st May 2021.

We have received 46 registrations already and have a maximum number of 100 so around half full. So if you are thinking of taking part then please contact us or register online.

Ways of fundraising.

Some ideas for riders to use for fundraising: –

Auction a Date / Auction an Experience / Auction an Expertise (Cooking / Gardening / Guided Walk / Musician / Cycle Ride) / Treasure Hunt / Open House / Open Garden / Night In (Invite some friends and ask then to pay what it is worth) / Ladies Lunch / Garage Sale (Clear that clutter) / Car Wash / Dog Wash / Static Bike Riding / Pic Nic / Ride to Work Breakfast / Cake Sale / Bar B Que / Bonus Ball Competitions during May / Music Night / Quiz Night.

Some of the above have been used very successfully by 30/30 Riders in years past.

Ways of paying into Les Bourgs Hospice.

Each rider registered will be listed on the “Les Bourgs Hospice” website in the events section as a participant in the 30 Rides in 30 Days 2021. 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 Liz Stonebridge, the fundraising coordinator at Les Bourgs, will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.

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 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.

Hope to hear from you soon.



Are Electric Bikes Welcome?

Absolutely, Electric Bike Riders are 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 1st – 30th May 2021 and you endeavor to raise £900 (either as an individual or as part of team). Register now and join in the fun.