Le Tour De Cuisine 2019 – Cotswold Cycle Challenge

Monday 10th June
Sponsored by Sky and The Calcot Collection

We are delighted to announce our fifth Le Tour de Cuisine, Cotswold Cycle Challenge, kindly sponsored by Sky and The Calcot Collection.

There are four cycle routes to choose from, which will all take in the spectacular North Cotswold countryside and will start and finish at charming Calcot. The short ride (20 miles) is perfect for those who fancy a leisurely cycle; for those who are up for more of a challenge, there are two mid-routes to choose from (40 and 60 miles); and if these are not tough enough, then the long route (100 miles) might be more to your flavour!

To secure a place, each rider will need to complete the Registration Form included in the Registration Pack and pay a £40 non-refundable Registration Fee. We ask everyone taking on this cycle challenge to pledge a minimum of £100  sponsorship (not including Gift Aid).

Whichever route you choose, it’s time to saddle up and hit the Cotswold roads on behalf of Hospitality Action!

If you have any queries at all, please contact Maria Carter via mcarter@hospitalityaction.org.uk

Come along for the ride and support your industry charity!

Download the registration pack here


For route descriptions, maps and GPX & TCX files, please follow the links below.

The Short Ride: 20.6 (20) miles – 819 feet climbing
The first Mid Ride: 41.2 (40) miles – 1638 feet climbing (2 laps of the short route)
The Mid Ride: 61.4 miles – 2872 feet climbing
The Long Ride: 101 miles – 4060 feet climbing


This is a fundraising cycle ride and we encourage all teams and individuals to do their very best to raise the £100 sponsorship per person. We encourage raising funds through www.justgiving.com or www.virginmoneygiving.com.


Amazing room rates on Sunday 9th June prior to the Cotswold cycle challenge has been offered. Limited rooms are available, please book early.

£150 per room bed and breakfast for one or two people sharing.
Please reserve directly with the hotel. Reservations: 01666 891 203

Whatley Manor 
£150 for single occupancy and £175 for double occupancy, breakfast not included.
Please reserve directly with the hotel. Reservations T: 01666 822 888

Further information concerning room rates at other local hotels will be made available on booking.

Pasta Supper

Calcot are once again hosting a Pasta Supper party for cyclists on Sunday 9th June at the Gumstool Inn, which is set in the grounds of Calcot. If you are staying in the area and would like to join us, please let us know asap. The menu will consist of 3 courses at £25 per person, not including beverages, with all proceeds being donated to Hospitality Action.

Contact us to book before Friday 24th May, booking early is advisable as places are limited!

Cycling Training plans, tips and guides

Here are some plans, which will assist with your training, whatever your level.

Step by Step guide
Tips for Sportive riders
Beginner 12 week Sportive Training Plan
Intermediate 12 week Sportive Training Plan
Expert 12 week Sportive Training Plan

Bike Hire

Are you thinking of joining the Tour de Cuisine, but don’t own a bike? Past participants Caron Denison and James Milner from Wild Carrot have kindly offered a bike and helmet hire at £50 for the day with £25 being donated to Hospitality Action.They have a selection of road, hybrid and electric bikes available on a first come, first serve basis and they have a selection of sizes to cater for all heights.

For more information, please contact Caron directly via caron@wildcarrot.co.uk 

Downloadable poster

Please download this poster here and pin it up in your staff area to help us spread the word.

Participating Companies

Acentic, Barnsley House, Bates/Holloway, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Bristol College, The Calcot Collection, Creed Foodservice, Dale Farm Ltd, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Enhance Hospitality, Exclusive Hotels, Farncombe Estate, Georgian House Hotel, Global Risk Partners, Gloucestershire College, Gold Key Media, Greenclose, Guestline, Iconic Luxury Hotels – Chewton Glen, Cliveden House and Lygon Arms Hotel, Mechline, New Forrest Hoteliers, Pride of Britain Hotels, Red Carnation Hotels, Searcys, SHW Design Ltd, Sky, St Andrew’s Healthcare/PSL, The Bath Priory Hotel, The Clink Charity, The Fat Duck, The PIG, Wild Carrot, Winterhalter Ltd


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