Hayden Groves, executive chef at BaxterStorey, is to create a unique recipe book to commemorate a 10,403km charity cycle ride he will be undertaking this year.
The new challenge comes two years after Groves completed the Tour de France route a day ahead of the professionals, along with a team 11 cyclists, raising £1.4m for charity Cure Leukaemia.
Money raised will go towards a new haematology centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Birmingham.
Supported by BaxterStorey and created by by publisher Face, with food images by Adrian Franklin, Groves' recipe book will include recipes inspired by the locations along the route of each tour such as Sardinia, and the mountainous border town of Andorra la Vella with its Catalan flavours.
Recipes for the confident home cook will be combined with images and anecdotes from the three tours. Due out in December 2017, 100% of the sales from the book will be donated to Queen Mary's Hospital, Birmingham.
Groves said: "We will be riding through some of Europe's finest destinations renowned for culinary excellence and I am looking forward to creating a gastronomic diary inspired by the spectacular locations the tours take in. As well as a commemoration of the trip, the book's proceeds will help towards an ambitious fundraising target.
"To reach our target of raising £1m, we would love to hear from individuals and businesses who would like to show their support for the momentous challenge or pre-order discounted copies of the book."
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