Ian Brown’s 2012 30in30 challenge raises over £60,000 for Les Bourgs

June 16th, 2012 by Ian Brown

The fifth Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Challenge has raised £60,902.25 for Les Bourgs Hospice.

Some 30in30 bicyclists begin climbing Val des Terres during the Rock to Rocque bicycle ride on 3 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The fifty three participants pledged to ride their bicycles for one hour each day for thirty days beginning on 5 May 2012 and ending on the annual Rocque to Rock bicycle ride on 3 June 2012. The riders all wore their distinctive green 30in30 jerseys for their rides.

(click on green 30in30 Challenge jersey to go to Ian Brown's cycle shop community page)

The riders also arranged a wide variety of other cycling events including 30in30 cycling days at Beechwood School, a cycling fun day at Elizabeth College, various dress down days and cake sales as well as the riding on static bikes at many businesses around the island.

There were cupcakes for sale and static bikes at the Liberation celebrations.

Some 30in30 Challenge bicyclists set-off on the Rock to Rocque round the island bicycle ride on 3 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Many of the riders chose to ride 30 miles each day as an added challenge and regular 30in30 rider Andrea Nightingale rode 40 miles each day reaching 2012 kilometres on day 29 of the 30.

Andrea Nightingale (centre) after the Rock to Rocque, which was the last 30in30 Challenge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown of Ian Brown Cycle Shop and organiser of the 30in30 Challenge said “Les Bourgs Hospice fundraising activities have long been associated with cyclists and the Rocque to Rock bike ride.”

“This event provides a great prequel to the Rocque to Rock but also provides the individuals who cycle regularly a new challenge.”

Some of the 30in30 Challenge bicyclists with their medals at the end of the Rock to Rocque on 3 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“We are amazed at the resourcefulness of the 30in30 challengers. The five 30in30 challenges that have been held so far have raised nearly £270,000,” he said.

The cyclists all chose to ride when or wherever they liked as long as they did so every day for at least one hour over 30 days.

The combined mileage of all the participants amounted to 26,178 miles, which is greater than the distance around the equator (24,901 miles).

Father and son at the end of the Rock to Rocque bicycle ride on 3 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

 

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