The 2014 Rock to Rocque Bike Ride in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice will be on 25 May

January 28th, 2014 by Heritage Group Ltd

Rock to Rocque cyclists pass Fort Grey in Rocquaine Bay on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Rock to Rocque cyclists approach the entrance to Fort Grey in Rocquaine Bay on Guernsey’s west coast on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The Rock to Rocque Bike Ride sponsored by Heritage will be on Sunday 25 May 2014.

The annual bike ride, now in its 21st year, has become a key event in the local fundraising calendar with all proceeds going to Les Bourgs Hospice.

Last year the event attracted 1050 cyclists and raised a record £35,000 for the Hospice.

This year, organisers hope to at least equal, if not surpass last year’s results.

Mira Domaille, event organiser, said “the event was a massive success last year so we want to make sure people have it in their diaries early this year so that we can raise as much money as possible for the Hospice.”

This year, cyclists will be able to pre-register online which will avoid any potential bottlenecks on the day.

“Whilst we handled the increased numbers well last year – and people can still just turn up on the day – it will be easier to have an idea beforehand how many people we might expect to see. We have therefore introduced an online booking process to streamline the registration, which is now available,” Mira Domaille said.

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists Andrea Nightingale and Richard Freeman with Mira Domaille at the start of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists Andrea Nightingale and Richard Freeman with Mira Domaille at the start of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“We have also introduced a new starting point to avoid the Val Des Terres making it more accessible to all ages and abilities.”

“The new start will be at the top of the Val des Terres in the Park and Ride field. The cycle ride will finish as usual at North Beach in St Peter Port.”

The event again coincides with the last day of Ian Brown’s 30/30 Challenge when cyclists ride for one hour every day for 30 days – also raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice.

Richard Tee, Heritage Group CEO, said “the Rock to Rocque bike ride is a great way for people to support an extremely worthy cause.”

“This year in particular will be a great year to participate following on from the Hospice winning the ‘fund-raising team of the year’ category at the Guernsey Community Awards in November 2013. A well-deserved success to build on in 2014.”

 

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