2016 saw the second "Great Hotel Bike Ride" challenge from London to Manchester.
Day 1: Started at the St Pancras Renaissance, the route escapes London heading due North, picking its way between the commuter towns of St Albans, Luton and Stevenage. Carving through the rolling hills of Northamptonshire and taking a subtle change in course, the cyclists then navigate the UK's industrial heartland to their accommodation at the Marriott Leicester Hotel & Spa
Day 2: Derbyshire proved to be a challenge with weary legs, however the team tamed the Peak District's prehistoric landscape and unpredictable elements - climbing to a height of 399 metres above sea level. The descent into Stockport provided a brief respite before the final run-in to Manchester and the finish line at the foot of the iconic Beetham tower.
Working with CBRE, Somerston Capital Limited and Lloyds Bank, the cycle ride raised over £7,000 much-needed funds for specified charities Hospitality Action and BBC Children In Need. It was achieved through corporate jersey sponsorship and individual money raising initiatives.
Aleksander Johansen of CBRE Hotels commented. “The aim is to welcome other cyclists from across the industry to join what will hopefully become an annual event, alongside The AHC, for the hotel community”.
If you would like to discuss future opportunities, then please call the event office on +44 (0) 207 182 3222 during office hours and speak to Dylan Burke who will be more than willing to help.
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