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2019 30 Rides in 30 Days – Day 3

Blog – Day 3


Thanks to the riders that were able to come to breakfast at The Kiln. Good to meet old and new 30/30 friends.

Orchard PR – 2692 – Julius Bär

The weather for this week looks likely to improve from the windy and showery conditions the riders endured on Saturday / Sunday. The winds should reduce to moderate levels from the southwest which should lift the temperatures to nearer normal for the time of year. A view below of the morning sunrise that greeted Ellen Hughes on her ride Monday 29th April.

Events happened so far include Ellen Hughes’s Treasure Hunt at The Venture Inn on Friday Night and Elizabeth College Junior School Ladies who had static bike riders at M&S L’islet and St Martins all day on Saturday in the wind and rain.


Events happening in 30/30 world this week include the quiz being held by Trish De Carteret and the Wheely Tyred Riders this Friday 3rd May. It is a sell-out, but we wish the organisers and participants good luck. Team Wheely Tyred have also arranged to have static bikes at the entrance to Waitrose in the Rohais on Saturday 4th May. Wheely Tyred will have riders there until approximately 1.00 pm but if any other 30/30 riders wish to take over for stints in the afternoon then contact Trish at her usual e-mail address at Les Bourgs.


Steve O Connor has arranged to have a static bike at Co-op Grande Marche at St Sampsons on Saturday 4th May 2019. He will be there as long as his legs allow but would appreciate some cover. If ANY 30/30 riders wish to join him and share the fundraising, then phone Steve on 07839727772.


Good luck to Kirsty Davison of Bank Julius Baer who is planning to ride 30 miles each day of her 30/30 challenge. She has started her challenge sooner due to being away at the end of the challenge and so has managed five days so far. It has been done before by 30/30 riders but is a tough personal challenge, 900 miles in 30 days. Stay determined Kirsty, good luck, you can do it.


Well done to Stephen Burt, also from Bank Julius Baer, who is doing all five of the 30/30 challenges this year as part of the Bank’s celebration of 30 years in Guernsey. So currently Stephen is still doing the walks today and tomorrow as well as cycling one hour each day. Stephen is pleased these are the only 30/30 fundraisers that overlap.


We have a dozen jerseys left over if any riders are looking for spares. (Only riders taking part in the 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge can have access to the distinct jerseys.) If you want a spare these are available at a reduced price of £25 on a first come first served basis.


Mens Short Sleeve

Small (36”) x 2

Medium (38”) x 2

Extra Large (42”) x 3

XXl (44”) x 1

Womens Short Sleeve

Medium (36”) x 1

XXL (42”) x 2

Womens Long Sleeve

XXXL (44”) x 1

XXXXXL (48”) x 1


I think that is all for now but please contact Ian at [email protected] or [email protected] if you are planning anything or need any help with your fundraising.


2020 30 Rides in 30 Days – One month to go

Just under One Month to go to the start of the challenge. Now is the time to test your legs and get a few rides in.


The weather currently is perfect for preparation rides. If you are short on time in the saddle so far this year then it is a good idea to get some gentle rides of 20 to 30 minutes and build up time in the saddle over the next four weeks in readiness for day one on 29th August. Preparation now will make the challenge more enjoyable and beneficial.

Registrations – 100 Riders Registered

This year’s 30in30 will be one of our biggest ever with 100 riders already registered and still limited number of spaces left. We can accommodate up to 20 more riders before the challenge begins.


There is a new Facebook page and we hope you can all join and contribute stories and photos during the challenge. Please search for “Ian Brown’s 30in30CycleChallenge” on Facebook.

“The Kiln” for First Day Breakfast

We are delighted that this year’s first day breakfast will be at “The Kiln” and all riders are cordially invited. We will be there from 8.00 am and there will be welcome speeches at 8.40 am. There is no organised group ride after but do come on your bicycle if appropriate. Please do wear your distinctive Yellow 30/30 Cycling Jerseys.


The 30/30 Events Diary is currently up to date. Please let us know if you are planning any 30/30 themed events and we will add them to the list. These extra events help tremendously towards riders reaching their fundraising targets so please do put your thinking caps on.

30/30 riders have taken part in so many extra fundraising events besides riding their bikes for one hour. Afternoon Teas, Bar B Ques, Family Bike Rides, Dress Down Days, Dress Up Days, Cake Sales, Sponge Throwing, Static Bike Rides, Treasure Hunts, Music Nights and many more. If you are planning something to encourage support for your challenge let us know.

 Static Bike Rides

If you need a static trainer to use to do any static bike riding at key places around the island, then please let us know. We will have these available on loan for any 30/30 riders.

Ways of fundraising

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 can add your offline fundraising manually. Your sponsors can 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.


Please get yourself registered on the “Les Bourgs Hospice” website as a participant in the 30 Rides in 30 Days 2018 so you will also be able to point your potential sponsors there for donations too. 100% of the funds raised this way will reach Les Bourgs and Liz will keep us informed of every penny received by 30/30 Riders.

 Paying in Funds

Any cash or cheques received please bring into us at Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop in a sealed envelope with your name on. Trish will bank these into Les Bourgs Hospice.

As we approach the Final Word event on Friday 16th October at Les Rocquettes Hotel we will be working hard to reconcile every penny raised. That we may be able to announce to you, the riders, the total of this year’s fundraising effort. This is a tight time frame, less than three weeks after the final day, so we will need to be very efficient. Please help us by keeping good records and, more importantly, getting all the funds declared and banked.


Hope to hear from you soon.


Ian / Trish