Last week, seven intrepid cyclists put pedal to the metal for the annual Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride to raise funds for Myocarditis UK. Riders departed at 6am from the Renaissance St Pancras, London, on Saturday 9th September and arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester on Sunday 10th September circa 5pm. The scenic two-day, 360km bike route took riders through picturesque English villages and countryside plus the hilly Peak District on the second day.

The Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride aims to raise money for charity, with this year’s donations going to Myocarditis UK – a non-profit dedicated to supporting those affected by myocarditis heart inflammation. The Great Hotel Bike Ride first took place in 2015 when a group of hotel industry colleagues decided to raise money for charity and cycle from London to Manchester in time for the start of the Annual Hotel Conference. Following the tragic loss of Neil Bowler in 2018, the ride now continues in his memory and the fundraising event was renamed to the Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride.

To date, the Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride has raised over £40,000 for charities and this year’s goal is to raise £10,000 for Myocarditis UK. Donations can be made via the ride’s Just Giving page. “We’re thrilled to support Myocarditis UK this year,” said Nina Gold, NB-HBR Co-Organiser. “An incredibly important cause and a lesser-known disease, that impacts thousands each year. The funds raised by our riders will help boost critical research into the causes, prevention and cures for myocarditis.”

The Annual Hotel Conference attracts hundreds of leading hotel professionals each year, with conference participants encouraged to support the Neil Bowler Bike Ride by making a donation or cheering on riders as they reach the Manchester finish line.

The Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride is also sponsored this year by Jansons Property, a leading property developer and investor. “We’re proud to support this inspirational event that brings the hotel community together for a good cause,” said Andy Jansons, Founder of Jansons Property. He added, “The riders’ dedication and enthusiasm reflect the spirit of progress and positive change we try to foster in the industry.” Jansons Property made a significant contribution to help cover organising costs and ensure the maximum fundraising impact for Myocarditis UK.

For more information on how to support the Neil Bowler Hotel Bike Ride and Myocarditis UK, visit