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Top chefs sign up to Hospitality Action’s London to Paris cycle challenge

By Luke Nicholls , 25-Jan-2012

Hospitality Action is calling on its supporters to take part in a cycle ride from London to Paris this summer in a bid to raise £20,000.

The cyclists will leave London on 29 June and arrive in Paris on 1 July. Two leading chefs – Alan Murchison of BBC2’s The Great British Menu and Hayden Groves, Elior’s executive chef at Lloyds of London – are already signed up to partake.

“Cycling this number of miles in three days requires months of training, dedication and commitment,” said Murchison. “To do this event for such a worthy cause as Hospitality Action will make all the hard work and effort worthwhile.”

Groves added: “To ride 270 miles between two of the greatest cities in Europe is quite a challenge. However, to complete it in three days for such a worthy cause will be both a sporting achievement and a privilege. Our motto is 3 days, 2 wheels, 1 reason.”

Each cyclist is being asked to raise a minimum of £1,000, with all proceeds going to industry charity Hospitality Action. To join a group of like-minded individuals looking for a challenge, register your interest as soon as possible at

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