Tag Archive for 'cycling'

2017 Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride itinerary

May 16th, 2017 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

The ever popular Guernsey Bicycle Group series of Tuesday evening social bicycle rides return with the first of the year on Tuesday 23 May 2017. These gentle family-friendly bicycle rides go along many Guernsey quiet country lanes during the long summer evenings. All bicycle rides begin on Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the following locations. […]

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

The Kings’s Fund supports active travel for improved public health

December 12th, 2013 by The King's Fund

The King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England, has produced the report ‘Improving the Public’s Health‘, which states that investing in the right public health interventions provides an excellent return on investment for local government as well as improving the health and well-being of local communities. The report […]

Walking and bicycling to work can reduce risk of severe health issues

November 15th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a study published in the paper “Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom“. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people […]

‘Cycling Sunday’ with Sir Bradley Wiggins in St Peter Port, Guernsey

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

‘Cycling Sunday’ events took over the St Peter Port, Guernsey waterfront on the morning of 20 October 2013. Sir Bradley Wiggins, 2012 Tour de France winner, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and 2013 Tour of Britain winner, was in Town to start a number of cycling races along the […]

Cycling prowess displayed through the streets of St Peter Port

September 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

The St Peter Port waterfront road became a track for racing cyclists of all ages on Sunday 22 September 2013. There were morning races for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, and local seniors. There were three races in the afternoon for under 16s, and elite lady and men cyclists. At the start […]

Call for safer streets for cycling and walking as Tour de France begins

June 28th, 2013 by Brake

Road safety charity Brake has renewed calls for drivers and authorities across the British Isles to GO 20 as the Tour de France begins, to enable more people to enjoy cycling without fear or threat to their safety. Brake, alongside a GO 20 campaign coalition, is calling for 20 mph limits to become the norm […]

Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association benefits from Guernsey Post’s 100 mile cycle challenge

June 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

Seven Guernsey Postmen bicycled 100 miles in Guernsey and Jersey on Saturday 22 June 2013 to raise the profile of the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association (GFCAA) and the need for foster carers on Guernsey. The ambitious team had planned to cycle 80 miles around Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Jersey. However, strong winds forced […]

Rock to Rocque bike ride raises lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice

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 […]

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. Ian Brown began by asking for a moment of silence in memory of David Allison, who […]