Ian Brown’s 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists focus on raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice

April 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Guernsey cyclists wearing bright orange jerseys congregated at St Emilion Restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront at 8 am on 27 April 203 to begin Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice.

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30in30 cyclists bicycles parked outside St Emilion restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian Brown began by asking for a moment of silence in memory of David Allison, who was killed while cycling to work on 26 April 2013, and to keep his family in our thoughts.

Ian Brown's 30in 30 Cyclists gathered at St Emilion restaurant to begin the cycle challenge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown Cycle Shop’s 30in30 Cycling Challenge cyclists gathered at St Emilion restaurant to hear Ian Brown and Mira Domaille speak about raising the maximum amount of funds for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian Brown said there are fifty-four 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists this year with the late addition of Brendan Clouston, Steve O’Connor, and Dave Smart.

Ian Brown addresses 30in30 cyclists at St Emilion restaurant (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown addresses 30in30 cyclists at St Emilion restaurant (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Thirty cyclists are new to the Challenge this year.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists outside St Emilion Restaurant (from left to right - Jayne Symes, Victoria Symes, Rupert Dorey, Jani Burwood, and Mira Domaille (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists outside St Emilion Restaurant (from left to right – Jayne Symes, Victoria Symes, Rupert Dorey, Jani Burwood, and Mira Domaille (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian honoured Nigel Jones who has participated in Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge every years since its inception.

Ian said that Nigel was the only participant who had every coloured jersey – white, blue, yellow, pink, green and now orange.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ben Reid is raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice as a 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“This year we have slightly more men than ladies,” Ian Brown said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge Cyclist Rich Saunders outside St Emilion restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge Cyclist Rich Saunders hopes to raise lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice. (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“Twenty-nine men and twenty-five ladies this year, whereas we had thirty ladies last year,” he said.

30in30 Cylist getting ready for Ian Brown's Cycle Challenge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Paul Oliver is a 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“We had a ladies’ vs men’s fund raising challenge last year and the ladies won.”

Cycling for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Cycling for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“This year Rupert Dorey has suggested a weight challenge between the men and the ladies so that the biggest percentage weight loss from each group from the start of the challenge to the end of the 30 days will win,” Ian said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge Cyclist ready for the challenge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist Colin Peters hopes to raise lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

He asked for any cyclists who wished to participate to provide him with their weight on Monday morning, 29 April.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand ©RLLord)

“I must admit they’re a few men who could do with losing some weight,” Ian said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Tim Loveridge has set himself the task of climbing 30,000 feet on a fixed wheel bicycle to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“The main target of doing the 30in30 Cycle Challenge is to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice,” he said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist raising funds for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“Thirty-four cyclists have stated on their entry form that they will definitely or probably raise at least £1000 pounds each,” he said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

In five years Ian Brown’s 30in30 Cycle Challenge has raised £282,454 so if this year’s cyclists can raise £50,879, the Cycle challenge will have raised a third of a million pounds in six years.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Dave Smart about to cycle for the 30in30 Cycle Challenge (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The last three years of the Cycle Challenge have all raised over £60,000 each year so the target is achievable.

Ian Brown's 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists from left to right - Victoria Symes, Jayne Symes, and Jani Burwood

Ian Brown’s 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists from left to right – Victoria Symes, Jayne Symes, Nathalie Chandler and Jani Burwood (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Many cyclists have additional plans to raise funds from baking cakes, to dress down days, and quiz evenings.

30in30 Ladies team (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge’s Creme Anglaise team includes from left to right: Jo Huxtable, Sandrine Harris, Nathalie Chander and Jani Burwood (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Tim Loveridge is going to ride 30,000 feet uphill on a fixie, which is a bike that cannot peddle backwards, so while going forwards you always have to pedal, which is a challenge when going downhill,” he said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge ladies team (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge Creme Anglaise team comprise from left to right: Jo Huxtable, Sandrine Harris, Nathalie Chandler, and Jani Burwood (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Andrea Nightingale is going to cycle 30 miles, run three miles, and swim 30 lengths of a swimming pool each day for thirty days.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L Shona Sarre with pink sleeves and R Theresa Dowinton are ready for the 30in30 Cycle Challenge to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Sarah Day is going to allow her year five Hautes Capelles junior school students who raise £30 each to throw wet sponges at her.

30in30 Cycle Challenge ladies team (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Creme Anglaise 30in30 Cycle Challenge team – from left to right: Jo Huxtable, Nathalie Chandler, Jani Burwood and Sandrine Harris (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The final day of the 30in30 Cycle Challenge is the Rock to Rocque Bike ride when all 30in30 cyclists will ride together into St Peter Port just after midday on Sunday 26 May 2013.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists Victoria and Jayne Symes (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Victoria Symes, at 14 is the youngest taking part in the 30in30 Cycle Challenge, with her mother Jayne Symes (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian Brown wished all cyclists good luck in their fund raising efforts, safe rides, and full sponsorship forms.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Simon Golland is a 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Mira Domaille said she was glad to see so many familiar faces who had taken part in the Cycle Challenge before, and to see 30 new faces, and thanked all those taking part.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Dave Smart is a 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

She wished everyone a safe and successful Cycle Challenge.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclist (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

(left to right) Gemma Brouard and Ellen Hughes are 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists this year (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian Brown's Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge participants outside the Guernsey Information Centre before starting on their cycle ride (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge participants outside the Guernsey Information Centre before starting on their cycle ride (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

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Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists before setting off on their first 30 day ride (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

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Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge participants who signed-up before the board was produced (click image to expand)

 

1 Response to “Ian Brown’s 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists focus on raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice”

  1. Milly

    Really disappointed & confused by the knee jerk response to the tragic death of David Allison by Dep. Brehaut to tackle the dangers to cyclists at the Salerie and along the front by installing a cycle park!? Reducing traffic, alongside raising the awareness of car-drivers to cyclists as “equal-status” road users, is the way to reduce risks not only to cyclists, but motorcyclists and pedestrians. Bike park at the Salarie? Why do I need that when I can park my bike at the office without endangering myself along the Glatengy and negotiating crossing the roundabout on foot??

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