HARVEST TOUR IN ASSOCIATION WITH VINLOG – FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2023

HARVEST TOUR IN ASSOCIATION WITH VINLOG – FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2023

  • September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Drinks Trust and The Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation are pleased to present a dedicated industry three-day cycling tour, the Harvest Tour in association with VinLog. The bike ride will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October, with the aim of raising valuable funds for The Drinks Trust’s new fundraising appeal, the Cost of Living Crisis Appeal.

The 3 day bike ‘tour’ will see cyclists embarking on a 110 km ride each day, passing through some of the most famous English vineyards including Chapel Down, Gusborne and Bolney to name a few, and facing one of Britain’s most iconic climbs, Box Hill.

The money raised through the Harvest Tour will go towards The Drinks Trust’s Cost of Living Crisis Appeal, which aims to raise £230,000 to support the UK drinks and hospitality workforce in hardship.

Participants are able to choose between one, two and three-day ride options.

 

The ride will be starting at Plumpton College at approximately 09:00 on Friday 29th September, it well then loop round over the course of 3 days and arrive back at Plumpton College on Sunday 1st October at approximately 17:00.

Example of route profiles

Included for 3 day participants:

  • Ride led by pie guides
  • 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms included
  • All food and drink from start to finish
  • Refreshment stops on route during the ride
  • Guides at a ratio of approximately 8-10 cyclists to one pie guide
  • Gels and electrolyte tablets
  • Support vehicles with bike spares, bike tool kits, first-aid kits, fresh water, sunscreen, etc

Included for 2 day participants:

  • Ride led by pie guides
  • 1 night accommodation in twin rooms included
  • All food and drink from start to finish
  • Refreshment stops on route during the ride
  • Guides at a ratio of approximately 8-10 cyclists to one pie guide
  • Gels and electrolyte tablets
  • Support vehicles with bike spares, bike tool kits, first-aid kits, fresh water, sunscreen, etc

Included for 1 day participants:

  • Ride led by pie guides
  • Food and drink from start to finish (excluding dinner)
  • Refreshment stops on route during the ride
  • Guides at a ratio of approximately 8-10 cyclists to one pie guide
  • Gels and electrolyte tablets
  • Support vehicles with bike spares, bike tool kits, first-aid kits, fresh water, sunscreen, etc

Jerseys:

You will be supplied with a “Race Fit” jersey as part of your package. We recommend you may want to go up a size if you prefer a looser fit.  Please make a note of your size here and select it in the registration form:

To receive a cycling jersey please register by the 11th of August. The registrations will remain open after the date, but unfortunately we will not be able to order a jersey for you. The price will remain the same and proportion of the ticket allocated to cover the cost of the jersey will be donated to charity instead.

Fundraising:

Thank you for your interest in the Harvest Tour. As part of The Drinks Trust’s ‘Cost of Living Crisis Appeal’, we are encouraging each participant of this charity bike ride to raise £1,000 for this appeal. The Drinks Trust recommends all participants set up their own JustGiving Page, and then to link it to the Cost of Living Crisis Appeal official fundraising page:

https://justgiving.com/campaign/cost-of-living-crisis-appeal

For any further enquiries, please email marketing@drinkstrust.org.uk and thank you again for your support!

Who are pie?

pie are unique in the industry offering only bespoke guided rides for companies, charities and groups of individuals.

pie Guides

Groups will be led by pie guides familiar with the terrain and who will help cyclists of all abilities complete the challenge.

  • Our guided rides make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
  • All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skill
  • Our guides will navigate their small group from start to finish
  • They are on hand to help with mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
  • Many pie guides are first aid trained
  • Cyclists can change groups (up or down) at any time during the day
  • Learn more about our guides, leaders and medics

For more information:

Please contact Nicky, nicky@drinkstrust.org.uk, for further information about the Harvest Tour.

 

Register here

 

Thank you to the exclusive Sponsor of the Harvest Tour, VinLog powered by Kuehne + Nagel.