1,000 mile cycle for peloton of property pals

ARE YOU sitting comfortably? Good, then I’ll begin. 25 years ago a group of 26 ladies and gentlemen from the property industry got together to run the London Marathon, raising £500,000 for Great Ormond Street.

Now half of the group – including Jones Lang La Salle UK deputy chairman Andrew Hynard, Helical Bar chief executive Mike Slade and PMB Holdings chairman Peter Beckwith – have reformed the team to cycle the 1,000 miles from John O’ Groats to Lands End.

Before their departure this weekend, Portfolio Holdings founder Chris Hoddell told The Capitalist: “Our combined age is 1,341, we may just be the oldest relic to travel the length of Britain. Nevertheless we’re all raring to go and excited to support some very worthy causes.”