So the challenge has started and the weather so far has been fairly kind with mainly sunny days and fairly light winds. Long may that continue.
We had good coverage from Guernsey Press for the First Day Breakfast with a Front Page picture plus an article on page four.
FIRST DAY BREAKFAST
Thanks to the fifty or so riders who made it to our traditional First day Breakfast at The Kiln. The 30/30 Riders loved the breakfast and this always a great start to the challenge.
Jennie and the team at The Kiln served a delicious selection of breakfasts to our riders as usual and this year Jennie has offered to cover all the costs which means £500+ will remain in this year’s 30/30 Fundraising.
Hot X Buns in HERM
Sam. Jacci, Linz and Karen travelled to Herm on Saturday directly following the First day Breakfast at The Kiln and raised £500+ at their static bike riding at the Herm Ale and Cider Festival. Thanks to Isle of Herm Ferry and to the event organisers for assistance.
The Dambusters off to Holland
Michelle Vermeulen, Cathy Perkins, Susie Brown and Liz Van de Velde, AKA The Dambusters, are taking their challenge to Holland for five days over the King Charles III Coronation weekend. Look forward to pictures next week of canals, windmills, tulips and of course of bicycles
GUERNSEY AIRPORT – THURSDAY 11TH MAY – 6.00AM
The ladies from Crème Anglaise, Jo Huxtable, Nathalie Chandler, Nicola Walker, Jane England, Sophie Fowler, Sandrine Harris and Angela Brook will be up early doing a static bike ride at Guernsey Airport raising funds for their 30 Rides Challenge. If you know someone travelling on business or pleasure, make sure they know to add a few pounds to the buckets.
These are available and have been sent out to all participants. If you need any further copies, please e-mail [email protected].
SPECIAL EDITION JERSEYS
We have a handful of short sleeve jerseys still available. If you wish to have a spare for when your is in the laundry, then these are available TO REGISTERED RIDERS ONLY at below cost of £30.
Mens Short Sleeve 1 x S (36”) 1 x L (40”)
Womens Short Sleeve 1 x XS (32”) 1 x M (36”) 1 x XL (40”) 1 x XXL (42”)
Liz Stonebridge, the fundraising co-ordinator at Les Bourgs Hospice sent an e-mail to all riders on Saturday regarding the event listed on JustGiving and also on Giving.gg. She also can arrange for a “SumUp” machine to be made available for card payments at any events you may organise.
Liz has also invited any 30/30 rider who wishes to see how and what the fundraising can do to a special tour of the hospice with her and Hospice Director Jo Boyd. It is a very special place and I urge anyone who has or hasn’t been before to go and have a look. The dates available are Saturday 13th and 20th May. Contact Liz at [email protected] to reserve a place.
Blue Men and Flatliners heading to France
Nick James, Graham Rabey, Grant Mitchenall, Andre Le Clerc, Peter Van de Velde, Nick Vermeulen, Nick Brown and Dan Usher, who make up Team Flatliners and Team Blue Men are off to France on Friday for some cycling around the Brittany area.
Pesky Peddlers at Le Friquet Garden Centre – Saturday 5th May
Rachel, Livvy and Hazel, AKA Pesky Peddlers, will be riding a static bike at Le Friquet Garden Centre on Coronation Day – Saturday 5th May.
WOODIES COFFEE SHOPS
Woodies Coffee Shops are kindly donating 5 pence for every cup of coffee sold during the thirty day challenge. If you are thirsty whilst cycling then perfect stop for a refreshing cup of coffee of chocolate. PLEASE take any photos you can. If you do send them to us at [email protected] .
ONLY FOOLS AND DONKEYS – 30/60/90 SPORTIVE
Matt Collas and the Only Fools and Donkeys Team have organised a 30/60/90 Sportive to take place on Sunday 21st May with all routes starting from KGV Sports field. All funds raised will go to OFAD 30/30 Fundraising. Refreshments on the day sponsored by M&S. Full Course details and registration information all available at
WEATHER FOR WEEK ONE
“SUNNY AND A GENTLE BREEZE”
This week’s forecast for Guernsey looks not too bad through to weekend with cloudier conditions forecast for Sat/Sun. Let’s hope they are right.
Just a couple of PUFFIN shots. Hot Cross Buns in Herm and Hazel Seymour at “LES BANQUESEY. I expect there will be others.