May 30th, 2013 by Heritage Group Ltd
Cyclists were happy when they reached the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on Sunday 26 May 2013.
They were proud of their success as well as having made a valuable contribution to the charity fund for Les Bourgs Hospice.
One thousand and fifty cyclists of all ages participated in the Rock to Rocque bike ride, which was almost double the participation compared with 2012 when the weather wasn’t as perfect for cycling around Guernsey.
Six hundred and fifty cyclists set off at 8.45 am from North Beach car park in St Peter Port and were joined by others starting later on the route at Rocquaine and Grandes Rocques on Guernsey’s west coast.
The earliest finishers completed the entire route in just over an hour.
The event coincided with the last day of Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30/30 challenge which was also raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Mira Domaille, Rock to Rocque event organiser, was delighted with how the day had gone.
“There is a considerable amount of work that goes into the event behind the scenes and so it was fantastic to see such a number of people turn out to participate – it really makes it so worthwhile,” she said.
“We still have some funds to come in but early indications suggest we have raised significantly more than in 2012. We think that once all the money is received we will hit £35,000 compared with £20,000 in 2012.”
“We are extremely grateful to all the cyclists, sponsors, and supporters for making the 20th anniversary of the Rock to Rocque bike ride a real success,” she said.
Trish de la Mare, fundraising administrator for Les Bourgs Hospice, was amazed at the result.
“This is a huge amount of money and will be a valuable contribution to the Hospice’s running costs which are in the region of £2,000 per day. Thank you to everyone involved and to the weather for playing its part,” Trish de la Mare said.