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"Cycle Sunday" Seafront Information

Friday 18 October 2013

Sir Bradley Wiggins
'Cycle Sunday' Seafront Information

Overview

The 'Cycling Sunday' planned for this weekend will be an exciting mix of fast elite races, junior competitions and even Guernsey's Deputies are getting on their bikes in this celebration of cycle fun. And Sir Bradley Wiggins will be there every step of the way, starting races and presenting the prizes.

One of the highlights of the day will be the 'Guernsey Rides for Bradley' community cycle event.

GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY

The Guernsey Ride for Bradley, scheduled for Sunday morning, is free for all to participate in, but anyone who raises a minimum of £10.00 sponsorship money will be entered into a prize draw to win an Official Bradley Wiggins Opus. Plus, the person who raises the most sponsorship money will also be presented with a signed Opus. The Official Bradley Wiggins Opus is a large-format, luxury publication produced in a landscape format and measuring 48cm x 35cm, weighing 15kg and composed of 360 hand-bound pages, filled with more than 600 stunning photographs. Every copy is bound in black leather and presented in a stunning yellow clamshell case.

The sponsorship money raised is destined for two local charities - Male Uprising in Guernsey and Headway Guernsey.

There is still time to pick up a sponsorship form on Friday and Saturday from Beau Sejour and the Guernsey Information Centre (opening times: 9am - 5pm mon-fri; 9am -1pm Sat) or download a copy from www.mug.gg

Registration for the GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY event opens at 8.30am and closes at 10.30am Registration points are as follows

  • ·∙  North Beach for families and non-experienced cyclists

  • ·∙  South Esplanade for experienced cyclists and novices

    Bring along your sponsorship form and hand it in at the GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY registration points. Registration closes at 10.30am, when the sponsorship forms will be collected for the prize draw. You MUST bring your sponsorship form and money with you on the day to qualify for entry into the prize draw.

    People bringing bikes down for the GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY event should register from 8.30am, and will be able to leave their bikes at South Esplanade or North Beach whilst they enjoy the other races scheduled first. Bring a bike lock.

    FREE T-SHIRTS

    There will be special commemorative t-shirts available free to participants, available on a first come, first served basis. Emblazoned with 'Guernsey Rides for Bradley' on the front along with 'Wiggo 101' on the back, these yellow t-shirts are up for grabs at the ride registration points and organisers urge Islanders to come down to the seafront on Sunday to watch the races and take part in the community ride. The t-shirts have been made available through support from Opus, Ian Brown's

Cycle Shop and Male Uprising in Guernsey.

TIMETABLE FOR THE DAY

8.30am  Registration - GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY.

North Beach for families and non-experienced cyclists

South Esplanade for experienced cyclists and novices

9.30am  - Guernsey Velo Club Junior Cycling Races;

10.10am -  Deputies' Cycling Race;

10.20am - Guernsey Velo Club Devil Takes The Hindmost Race;

11.00am for 11.15am GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY; and

12.00pm Presentations with Sir Bradley Wiggins CHARITY INFORMATION

MUG's primary aim is to raise awareness of male prostate, testicular and bowel cancers. The 'Male Uprising In Guernsey' education and awareness campaign is centered on being proactive, to encourage men, whatever their age, to be more assertive, responsive and questioning of their symptoms and to seek medical advice as early as possible.

Headway Guernsey is a local, registered charity supporting islanders and their families who are living with the long-term effects of a serious brain injury. Headway runs cognitive and physical sessions for members, helping to build confidence, learn new skills, regain lost skills and talk to others who have been through similar experiences. In 2012 Headway was awarded the Community Foundation Charity of the Year award for "outstanding work in its focus to help and rehabilitate those living with a brain injury."

MORE INFORMATION ON THE RACES

The Guernsey Velo Club has organized an exciting programme of racing for the morning. The race circuit runs between the Monument roundabout and Weighbridge roundabout. Note that there will be marshals and designated crossing points - don't wander across the road unless at a designated point.

9.30am - Guernsey Velo Club Junior Cycling Races. These races are shorter than the Elite events but are no less exciting. Come and support the kids!

First Race
Reception and Year 1 will race 1 lap, with Year 2 and Year 3 racing 2 laps. Boys and Girls. All on mountain bikes.

Second Race
Under 10s combined with Under 12s. Boys and Girls. All on mountain bikes, racing 3 laps.

Guernsey Velo Club Junior Cycling Races Deputies' Cycling Race

Guernsey Velo Club Devil Takes The Hindmost Race

Third Race
Under 12s combined with Under 14s and under 16s. Boys and Girls. All on Road Bikes. This is a 10- minute race, with the bell sounding for the last lap.

10.10am - Deputies Race
The 'great and the good' of Guernsey will be battling it out over 2 laps to be the fastest peddling personality on the island.

10.20am - Elite "Devil take the hindmost" Race.
Combining Elite, Category One and Category Two Guernsey Velo Club riders. There will be around 60 of the Guernsey's finest male and female riders racing together in a classic cycling elimination event. As the race progresses, the slower riders are eliminated until the strongest 20 - 30 race to win a signed edition of the 101 Bradley Opus. This will take between 25 and 30 minutes and promises to be a thrilling spectacle that will entertain the crowds.

After the last race has finished, spectators will be able to move freely to collect their bicycles. Participants in the 'GUERNSEY RIDES FOR BRADLEY' should gather at 11am. The Guernsey Rides for Bradley circuit will start at the Albert Pier and those taking part will ride around a circuit that takes them up to the Slaughterhouse roundabout and back up the Weighbridge roundabout. There will be designated exit and entry points.

IAN BROWN OF IAN BROWN'S CYCLE SHOP OFFERS THESE TIPS FOR THE DAY:

We would like every one to have a safe and enjoyable ride in the "Guernsey Rides for Bradley" community event. To ensure you are prepared do check your bike before Sunday.

  1. Check you brakes and gears are working correctly. If not ask a cycling friend or visit one of Guernsey's bike shops to get these checked

  2. Make sure your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure. That will be marked on the side of the tyre and could be anything between 40 psi and 120 psi so please check carefully. When inflated correctly they will feel firm and ride smoother and corner more safely.

  3. Make sure the bike is set up to the right height for you. You will be on the balls of your feet when sat on the saddle and smaller riders even on tiptoe. This will mean you legs are working efficiently when cycling and you will have much more fun.

  4. Younger riders need to have their seat height checked regularly.

  5. Take a drink with you. The event is a community ride on a small sea front circuit, not a race, but a drink will refresh and revitalise you during the morning's activities.

  6. If you want to cycle down and leave your bike at designated bike park South Esplanade and North Beach bring a bike lock and secure the bike.

  7. Finally, and most important we strongly recommend you wear an approved cycle helmet in good condition.

TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURES
Road Closures/ Changes and associated Car Parking Suspensions

  • The sea front will be closed from the Weighbridge Roundabout to Castle Emplacement from 6am until 6pm leaving both roundabouts open (as per Liberation Day)

  • There will be access to Church Square via Fountain Street but no access to the seafront.

  • Le Pollet will be made two - way from 6am until 6pm giving access to Moore's Hotel but no access to the seafront through La Tourgand. ALL car parking will be suspended in this area for the same period.

  • Cornet Street will be made two - way entering from Tower Hill giving access to St Peter's Court but preventing any exit from the bottom of Cornet Street from 6am until 6pm.

  • Slaughter House
    There will be a two-way traffic system put in place around the Slaughter House during racing between 10:30am and 12:30pm to allow access to Castle Emplacement.

    Car Parking Suspensions

    Car Parking will be suspended as follows:-

  • The Victoria Pier (including the Round Top Pier) and the Albert Pier (including the Red Light Arm) 6am - 6pm

  • The Quay 6am - 6pm

  • Les Echelons area from 6am - 11am

  • Slaughter House Parking
    All parking suspended at rear of Slaughter House 6am - 6pm to first junction by Sea Fresh

    Bus Service

    The Bus Terminus will be will be re-located to The White Rock and ALL buses will operate all day from this area.

  • All In & Outbound services are via St Julian's Avenue for the duration of the closure.

  • Out - Southbound services via Queens Rd, Prince Albert & Colbourne Road. Reverse for

    Inbound.
    For details of bus services on the day please telephone 700456 or use www.buses.gg

Taxi Ranks

The Weighbridge Roundabout & Church Square taxi rank will operate as normal Blue Badge Parking

There will be 5 allocated spaces in the unloading bay by the Bus Terminus Shop access top this area will be restricted between 10:30am and 12:30pm