September 18th, 2015 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
Healthspan’s charity Night Ride organised by the Guernsey Bicycle Group for Saturday 19 September 2015 will raise funds for the Cardiac Action Group and the Guernsey branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Night Ride provides routes for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
There are five cycling routes to choose from:
June 25th, 2015 by Richard Lord
On 24 June 2015 fourteen people were passing through Cobo on their way around the entire Guernsey coast.
Through hfholidays, they booked a walking holiday around each island of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The couples and individuals from the UK, France and the Netherlands didn’t know each other until they met on the first day of their trip.
They walked around Sark on 22 June, allowed two days to walk around the coast of Guernsey, were walking around Herm on 25 June, and walking 14 miles around the coast of Alderney on Friday 26 June to complete 68 miles in total before returning to the UK on Saturday 27 June. Continue reading
June 25th, 2015 by Richard Lord
The Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) organised a very successful demonstration of electric bikes on Smith Street in the heart of St Peter Port from midday to 2 pm on Friday 19 June 2015.
Adventure Cycles from St Martin and Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop on Les Banques provided a range of electric bicycles for members of the public to test ride up and down an area of Smith street delineated by traffic cones. Continue reading
June 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord
It is hard to miss the bright orange bicycles in front of the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port.
On first seeing them while traveling along the waterfront one might think that they belong to a new Guernsey cycle hire company.
The bicycles have caught the attention of Guernsey’s cycling community because of their bright colour and attractive design.
On close examination the bicycles, and there are five of them, are labelled as belonging to Van Oord – the Dutch company laying the new long and short sea outfall pipe in Belle Greve Bay. Continue reading
June 17th, 2015 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
The path for electric bike travel on Smith Street will be marked by cones.
Electric bikes give cyclists the ability to easily climb Guernsey hills and to carry the extra weight of shopping and office papers effortlessly.
They assist with pedaling when the cyclist needs assistance so they do provide the bicycle rider with some exercise.
They have ample battery power to take a rider anywhere in Guernsey on a daily basis with inexpensive overnight charging.
An electric bike is an inexpensive way to commute to and from work and it avoids the hassle of wasting time and money looking for parking.
June 15th, 2015 by UK Department of Transport
In February 2015 the UK government gave the green light for testing driverless cars on public roads.
Driverless car technology provides a huge business opportunity as well as many benefits to society from reducing traffic accidents to better traffic management and reduced traffic congestion.
The United Kingdom is recognised as being at the cutting edge of automotive technology with all-electric cars being built in Sunderland and the Formula 1 expertise in the Midlands.
The UK government is funding driverless car projects in Greenwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Coventry. The UK government is optimistic that the driverless car industry will be worth £900 billion by 2025. Continue reading
May 3rd, 2015 by Heritage Group Ltd
The event sponsored by the Heritage Group has three starting points and starting times.
The majority of bike riders will begin at the top of Val des Terres at 8.45 a.m. Please note that there is no parking at Val des Terres start point. It is a drop-off point only.
May 2nd, 2015 by Living Streets
Many Bailiwick of Guernsey residents will be walking to raise funds for several very worthwhile charities in World Aid Walk on 4 May 2015.
Living Streets in the UK and Living Streets Guernsey champion pedestrians and campaign for safe, attractive streets where people want to walk.
It is probably stating the obvious that walking is the cheapest, simplest and one of the most effective forms of exercise but it is often overlooked.
The benefit of walking is that it can be incorporated so easily into our daily lives.
September 18th, 2014 by Richard Lord
This year’s Eleanor Foundation annual bike ride begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday 21 September 2014 at Grand Rocques car park on Guernsey’s west coast.
Registration begins at 9.45 a.m. at Grand Rocques car park. A donation of £10 is requested from individuals and £20 from a family.
The annual bike ride, which is conducted at a leisurely pace, is a wonderful community event for the whole family.
The bike ride follows a route around the north coast of Guernsey to finish in Market Square, St Peter Port.
The Eleanor Foundation, set-up in memory of Eleanor Carey, raises funds to install water pumps and bring clean drinking water to communities in the Kagera region of Tanzania. Continue reading
September 5th, 2014 by Richard Lord
Following the recent 30 bays in 30 days event we have decided, following many requests, to launch a 30 runs, for 30 minutes, in 30 days challenge.
This challenge will start on 1st October 2014 and will run until 30th October 2014 while we still have some light in the evenings.
There will be no group runs so no-one feels they will be left behind….. or miles in front – but is suitable for everyone from Marathon runners to those who may prefer doing a quick walk or a jog rather than a run! Continue reading