Team members from the Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport gear up for mammoth charity cycle relay

TEN team members from the Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport are in training for a charity cycle relay that will cover a total of 1,300 miles over 15 days.

The group will be joining forces with team members from 31 other Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu hotels across the UK to take on the tough physical challenge in the hope of raising a total of over �30,000 for worthy causes along the way.

Starting out in Aberdeen and finishing in Southend-on-Sea, the relay - which starts next on May 20 - will take 15 days to complete.

As part of the training, the team are cycling five times a week and covering a total of 50 miles each. In the coming weeks, this will be further stepped.

Jens Hallman, general manager at the hotel, said: “We are proud to be a part of this event. Our team has recently started training and although it’s tough and they have a long way to go, they are really looking forward to the challenge and hope to raise some vital funds for our chosen charity – The Panathlon Challenge.”

The Panathlon Challenge is an Essex-based charity who work with local schools across the South East ,organising sporting competitions for disabled youngsters. Holder of the coveted Inspire Mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, the organisation also offers free training courses, supplies specialist equipment and provides qualified coaching and expertise.

“We have been touched by the number of people already offering support and willing to get behind us for the cause, it would be great if our community can get behind our team and raise much needed funds for this fantastic charity,” added Mr Hallman.

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Anybody wishing to donate can call the hotel on 01279 661012 or visit