Staff from a Bath-based commercial property company are getting on their bikes to help support Dorothy House, which provides compassionate care and support for people in and around the city.
HPH Commercial Property is fielding a team of 12 riders at the popular cycling sportive Bike Bath to help raise funds for local hospice Dorothy House. The company is also a key sponsor for the event.
HPH Commercial Property has sponsored the ride since its inception seven years ago and its team will once again ride this year’s 50-mile route.
The company is hoping to raise more than £3,000, which will go towards helping families in need across Bath and Somerset. All money raised by the HPH cyclists will be match funded by the company.
Established in 1976, Dorothy House Hospice provides free palliative and end of life care and support to people with life-limited illness, their families and carers across Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Somerset.
Bike Bath is organised by cycling experts Iconic Cycling Events and championed by national home builder Redrow Homes. The event will take place on Sunday 1st July and expects to welcome over 1,500 riders from across the region.
The sportive will start and end at the Rec in the heart of Bath. Riders will have the choice of three new rides this year – the 25-mile social, or the 50 or 80-mile challenge.
Riders will enjoy a generous cheeseboard supplied by local cheese producers Barber’s Farmhouse and The Bath Soft Cheese Company, along with organic energy drinks supplied by Bath-based Scheckter and a celebratory pint of Bath Ale at the finish.
Lindsay Holdoway, managing director of HPH Commercial Property said: “As a company we are keen to support cycling events in the city as they accord with our own stance on sustainability. We hope such events will also encourage the local authority to improve provision for cyclists.
“Cycling is something that many people of differing abilities can take part in and enjoy. I’m a regular cyclist but, having ridden several of the 50-mile routes previously, I’m definitely in extra training for the ride!”
Richard Best, CEO of Iconic Cycling Events, said: “We pride ourselves on supporting local charities and are based in the city, so I’m delighted that the team from HPH is not only sponsoring the ride again this year but riding to raise much needed funds for Dorothy House.”
Entry is £36 per ride for the 80 and 50-mile rides or £26 for the 25-mile ride. New to 2018 is a family entry for the 25-mile route at £70 for two adults and two children under 16.
For more information and to register, visit the website http://www.bikebath.co.uk.
To sponsor the HPH team, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HPH-Ltd1.