Tag Archive for 'bicycling in Guernsey'

Glorious Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides for 2012

May 17th, 2012 by Richard Lord

One of the most pleasant ways of spending a Guernsey summer evening is exploring Guernsey’s quiet country lanes with the Guernsey Bicycle Group during their Summer Evening Rides. These free, guided rides promote the joy of cycling, its low cost, and its health benefits, without harm to the environment. The Guernsey Bicycle Group’s ten scheduled […]

Regular walking and cycling fosters good health says NICE

April 30th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should be encouraged throughout the community and should become the norm for short journeys, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in draft guidance published on 24 April 2012 for consultation. Regular physical activity is key to achieving and maintaining good health. It can help to reduce the […]

Guernsey Bicycle Group extend summer evening rides due to popularity

July 22nd, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

The Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening bicycle rides have been popular.  Due to strong demand the GBG have extended their summer evening rides for a further four weeks. These additional summer evening bicycle rides will cover old favourite routes and new routes, which will provide enjoyment for those who have supported these bicycle rides in […]

GPS mobile phone applications make Guernsey bicycling even more fun

July 7th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The number of people bicycling regularly in Guernsey appears to be increasing.  The many days of fine weather and rising fuel prices have helped this trend. There have always been people who bicycle throughout the year.  Some people do this because they don’t own a car, or because they wish to keep fit or reduce […]

National bike week runs from 18 to 26 June 2011

June 6th, 2011 by Events

The Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) supports National Bike Week. This week promotes the joy and many benefits of bicycling. Bicycling is fun, keeps you fit, and saves money as a form of transportation during everyday life – lots of money. For many people up to 20 percent of their income can be spent owning and […]

Guernsey bicyclists flock to the Rock to Rocque bike ride in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice

May 29th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The fine mist on a dull Sunday morning didn’t deter a large turn out for the Rock to Rocque bicycle circumnavigation of Guernsey to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

The pastoral pleasure of a summer evening bicycle ride through Forest and St Pierre du Bois

May 25th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Francis Paul, Guernsey Bicycle Group Chairman, led bicyclists through parish lanes of Forest and St Pierre du Bois. He stopped at regular intervals to show parish landmarks and explain parish history. The bright blue sky and cool early evening air was perfect for a gentle bicycle ride along parish lanes.

Guernsey Bicycle Group has organised summer evening scenic rides for 2011

May 19th, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

Summer is here so what better way is there to enjoy the balmy evenings and beautiful views of our island than with a gentle bicycle ride through quiet lanes with like minded folk? Once again, the Guernsey Bicycle Group, has organised a number of scenic rides every Tuesday evening throughout the summer.

Bicycling in Guernsey with young children

May 17th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Barney and Claire Lee and their young child visit the Sausmarez Manor farmers’ market by bicycle. Barney Lee bicycles everyday to work.  He cycles everywhere in Guernsey except to do grocery shopping and to travel to the airport.  Claire has followed her husband’s enthusiasm for cycling. With the birth of their child they looked for […]

Guernsey Bicycle Group organises Guernsey Bike-a-thon 2011 in aid of Fight for Sight

April 25th, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

As part of Bike Week 2011 from 18 to 26 June the Guernsey Bicycle Group is launching a fund raising event in aid of the charity Fight for Sight. Up to 25 sponsored teams will take part in a “Bike-a-thon” at the cycle track at Delancey Park from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday […]