So the sun has set on another fantastic 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge. It was great to see so many of the riders set off from Bordeaux to finish together at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop yesterday morning. Sorry for those that couldn’t make it due to travel and self-isolation conditions currently. Thanks to the Friends of Les Bourgs for helping set up the refreshments and welcoming the riders and John Guille from Les Bourgs for his kind words.
It was a great run in with the TISE Everest Madness seeing 30in30 riders completing 205 ascents of L’eree Hill on Saturday.
There was the Wheely Tyred Quiz Night too on Saturday night as well as Static Bike rides at M&S and Moores over the weekend. There was also the usual 7in7 event organised by Carrie Wray and the teachers at Elizabeth College Junior School in the final week.
This year’s 30/30 has been different for sure and perhaps tougher too. The weather gradually got colder and windier and the days shortened considerably over the month. There is also a big distraction of Corona Virus. Maybe we are lucky here in Guernsey that things are near normal but nonetheless social and economical dynamics are not nearly the same as previous years. Many offices are not fully staffed yet with workers still operating from home, there are financial implications and people out of work or working less than normal. Events which usually are quite productive for raising funds have not been possible this year, like Liberation Day, Red Eye Flights Static Bike Rides and even super market slots were a lot more difficult to secure.
Some of our riders have had to have some days off their bukes due to isolation, injury, illness etc. Some will still be doing their hours riding for some days to come to complete their challenge. If you see a yellow jersey then be sure to give these riders your encouragement.
Trish will be collating the funds raised information from all the riders and all the sources of fundraising over the coming weeks. It will be a great help if the riders get their fundraising info to her as soon as is possible. Any cash or cheques can be taken to Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME ON and Trish will collect.
We are very grateful for all the efforts of all the riders this year and we will announce the grand total raised at our Final Word Event on Friday 16th October at Les Rocquettes Hotel. All riders are invited so please RSVP to [email protected] if you have not already done so. There will be welcome drinks at 7.00 pm, presentation at 7.40 pm followed by a buffet meal. Riders and children are free and any guests welcome too at a nominal charge of £15 payable on the night.
Congratulations and hope to see you soon.