The first members of Team Guernsey have set off for Gibraltar today. Gary Wallbridge and Alex Wilson set sail for France with Condor Ferries in the cycling team van with bikes and spares aboard. Condor have very kindly helped with the cost of transport and a second van filled with kit for the triathlon team leaves tomorrow. It's a long drive ahead for those going by road but they have previous experience of long journeys to the Natwest International Island Games, with several vans having made the trip to Gotland two years ago.

Meanwhile at Guernsey Airport some of the triathletes and cyclists were taking the quicker option of flying to Gibraltar. They're setting off early to give themselves a bit of extra time to try and acclimatise to the heat before they have to compete in it. The majority of the team will travel to Gibraltar on Friday on flights specially chartered for the them.

You'll be able to follow our progress in Gibraltar here on the website in our blog but also on Facebook Twitter and Instagram

Early departures for those who want to spend some time acclimatising to the heat of Gibraltar

Early departures for those who want to spend some time acclimatising to the heat of Gibraltar