New for 2023 the Only Fools & Donkeys team in association with Ian Browns Cycle Shop are organising a cycling sportive to raise funds as part of the annual 30/30 Challenge.
The event is a week before the Rocque to Rock and is aimed more at endurance road bikers but is open to all levels of cyclist and bikes with the option to ride 30, 60 or 90 miles on 3 different 30 mile routes on Sunday 21st May. Starting and finishing at KGV it is hoped this event will raise valuable funds for Les Bourgs Hospice. The x3 routes will vary in terrain so everyone can enjoy this event regardless of whether you like hills! This is a fun way to raise money for a great cause.
KGV are kindly hosting the event with registration, feed station, toilets and the start and finish of each route situated here.
The cost to register is £10 per person with all proceeds going to Les Bourgs Hospice.
To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
As well as having a great morning on the bike, the main objective of putting on this Sportive is to raise valuable funds for Les Bourgs Hospice as part of the month long 30/30 Challenge. The £10 entry fee will be given in full to Les Bourgs however I would encourage everyone to try and donate more if you can please.
Donations can be made before (or after) the event by going to https://giving.gg/donate/
or on the day in cash or card (we will have a Sumup machine available).
The routes are downloadable as GPX files below or via the Strava links.
It is entirely up to you which order you ride the routes and how many you ride. At the end of your ride at KGV please sign out. If however, you decide to stop your ride altogether mid-route please text 07911 720 595 so we can sign you out.
Any questions on the routes below please contact: [email protected]
It is advised that if possible yourself or cycling partner download the route(s) onto a bike computer such as a Garmin or Wahoo. The route is overlaps in places with occasional repeats of some roads. There are 3 routes to choose from and if you’re going for 60 or 90 miles it’s up to you which order you tackle them. Some routes are hillier than others so entirely up to you what combination or order you decide to tackle them.
Route 1 – 30 miles
Description: A flattish route of 30miles around the coast of Guernsey. The route uses “the Garden Path” – a tranquil lane to get back up to Torteval Church. The only hill of any note is due to the fact there is a Seafront Sunday taking place the route through Town goes up Vauvert. Total of 1046ft of elevation gained across the 30miles.
Route 2 – 60 miles
Description: The hilliest of the 3 routes with rolling terrain and a few key climbs incl: “The Hateful Eight” strava segment which includes the Coudre and Hechet, Petit Bot – Rue du Fallaise and Saints Bay Harbour. 2607ft of elevation.
Route 3 – 90 miles
Description: Pitched somewhere in the middle of the first two routes it includes Cornet Street/George Road, Frie Baton and The Buzzard. 2051ft of elevation.
Total elevation (according to Strava) = 5704ft over 90 miles.
Food and drink
There is a feed station at KGV kindly sponsored by M&S. This will provide fruit, flapjacks, water refills and cakes made by the Only Fools & Donkeys team. Toilets will be available. Each 30mile route starts and finishes at KGV so you will have opportunities to refuel during the ride. After finishing the KGV café and bar will be open for a deserved pint!
Thank you in advance for supporting this inaugural Sportive event. Fingers crossed for a fine sunny day!
Matt Collas and the Only Fools & Donkeys Team