2017 total at the Final word reached £ 92,965.71 which is just amazing, we were delighted, on the night of the Rainbow Ball this figure was increased to make £100,000 by a hugely generous anonymous donation.
2017 is the 10th Birthday of the 30/30 cycle challenge which has raised over £500,000 for Les Bourgs Hospice in the last 9 years
2017 sees the 30 Ride in 30 Days reach it's tenth year. The first nine editions have raised over half a million pounds for Les Bourgs Hospice and has grown from just 36 participants in 2008 to just under 100 in 2016. For 2017 we have planned for an increase in numbers and will accommodate 45 individual riders and 30 combination entries of up to four people. The maximum therefore will be 165 riders and increase of 70% over 2016.
Ian Browns Cycle Shop is now recruiting riders for this year's 30in30 challenge which starts on 29th April and runs until 28th May.
Entry is limited and so will be filled by those that can commit to the fundraising ethos of previous 30/30 challenges.
We do hope that many riders from past 30/30 Cycle Challenges will re-join so jerseys in the previous colours will be seen throughout the island during the 30 days from 29th April to 28th May 2017.
Riders have commited to cycling for one hour a day for 30 days and to raise as much sponsorship money as possible for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Follow their progress at:http://ride30in30.com/
This is a growing event with many riders taking on the challenge each year, the team spirit is great and personally we love to see the ingenious ways the riders undertake this challenge and raise money to encourage more sponsors.
Apart from the last mile of Day 30, when we like as many of the riders as possible to arrive at North Beach, the end of the Rocque to Rock together then you may ride wherever and whenever you like.
As we've mentioned you may ride alone or with others. You may ride as far as you like. You may ride a bit in the morning and the remainder at night.
Remember your only pledge is that you ride your bike for at least 60 minutes each day. If you need to go away then you may choose to ride your hour on a stationary bike within a hotel's gymnasium and this is acceptable.
If for reasons beyond your control you need to miss a day then you can catch up as soon as time permits.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us both at this event and all our other events, without your generosity we would struggle to offer the services we do to the Island.