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< Back to news 30 March, 2011

Hospitality Action's Cyclathon

Throughout the spring and summer of 2011 industry charity Hospitality Action is encouraging hotels across the country to take part in a mass bike ride to raise meaningful funds for those in need.

Throughout the spring and summer of 2011 industry charity Hospitality Action is encouraging hotels across the country to take part in a mass bike ride to raise meaningful funds for those in need.

Sponsored by Beacon Purchasing the Hospitality Action Cyclathon is based upon teams of four arranging a sponsored cycle ride from hotel to hotel creating a link in a chain that will eventually link all hotels across the country.  Hotel groups already participating include Best Western, Pride of Britain, Relais & Chateau and Von Essen Hotels.

Chris Durant, Director of beacon commented “beacon are delighted to be able to support this very worthwhile event, we wished all the teams the very best success!”

The Cyclathon is open to everyone, whether keen cyclists or those up for a challenge, and is very flexible with the route chosen by the participants. Each hotel will need to appoint a ‘Charity Champion’ to sign up a team of 4 cyclists and there is a £40 entry fee per team, which works out at just £10 per person.

Each team is asked to raise a minimum of £400 with the charity on hand to support all fundraising efforts. The money raised will provide a much needed lifeline to those who are working, or have worked, in the hospitality industry and who have fallen on tough times whether through illness, bereavement or poverty.

There is also a selection of top prizes on offer to motivate those taking part. Prize categories include the highest combined mileage cycled per individual and per team, the highest sponsorship raised, the highest number of hotel links achieved and a trophy awarded to the overall winner.

For further information and to register for the Cyclathon please visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events or email fundraising@hospitalityaction.org.uk