The Master Innholders is looking for hospitality professionals to join a 250km cycle through south-east England to raise money for industry charity Hospitality Action.
Taking place 10-11 September, the first day of the route will see the hoteliers start with a 135km journey from the Goring in London's Belgravia to Exclusive Collection's South Lodge in Horsham, West Sussex, with stops at the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge hotel in Surrey and Ridgeview Estates in Sussex. Day two will involve 120km through Sussex and Kent, finishing at Domaine Evremond vineyard in Faversham.
The organisation has set a target to raise £40,000 for Hospitality Action, which will go towards the charity's work to support all who work or have worked within hospitality in the UK with grants, training or mental health assistance.
Open to all hospitality professionals, the Master Innholders is looking to recruit 40 riders to take part. Participants must be able to ride a minimum of 85km a day, have access to a road bike and will be expected to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship.
The all-inclusive cost per person is £500 and will include two nights' hotel accommodation, two nights' dinner and breakfast, lunches and snacks while on the road. Support for the riders on the road will be provided by Cycle Tours UK, including a mechanic to repair breakdowns and maintain bikes on the road, luggage transfer between hotels and pick up and return of bikes and excess luggage to specified locations.
For more details about the ride or to register your interest, please contact Jonathan Raggett at firstname.lastname@example.org.