LHTBI Fundraising Cycling Event - June 24th to 28th 2020 

The Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution (LHTBI) is a charity founded in 1860 and we still send financial help to those elderly workers and their widows, who gave service to the leather-tanning industry during their working lives.

In recent years, we have organised two fundraising Cycling Events: in 2015, we cycled from London to Paris, and in 2018 we cycled from Chartres to St. Malo in France.

A third event is proposed for 25th-28th June 2020 from St. Malo to Nantes.  This would entail 3 days of cycling at approximately 70 miles per day, with hotels organised and great social meals in the evenings.

 The cost per person will be £600 per person including a cycling Jersey. You will also be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 for the LHTBI, plus you may raise funds for other charitable causes too.


Event Itinerary

Wednesday June 24th

20.15 sailing from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin and meals


Make your own way to St Malo & stay at Hotel Univer’s (Includes meal and breakfast)

Thursday June 25th

09.00 am Cycling St Malo to Josselin – approx. 80 miles - this is the longest day!

Overnight at the Hotel du Chateau on the Nantes Brest canal with lovely views of the Chateau du Josselin

Friday June 26th

10.00 am.  Cycling Josselin to Chateaubriant - approx. 70 miles

Starting the day along the Nantes Brest canal before making our way to Chateaubriant.

Overnight at the Hotel le Chateaubriant

Saturday June 27th

10.00 am.  Cycle Chateaubriant to Nantes - 55 + miles!

Cycling south from Chateaubriant for about 35 miles until we reach the Loire.

Then there are various route options along either side of the Loire, so you can choose to do as much – or as little as you like!

Finish is by the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne in the centre of Nantes.

Overnight at the L’Hotel across the road from the chateau.

Review of the route 

This is the most interesting route we have done (so far) with lots of rivers, canals, Chateaux and lots of green route riding.


As an alternative to the overnight ferry, it may be possible to fly into Dinard (near St Malo) and return from Nantes (Stansted, Ryanair?).

The Hotel in Nantes is only a 5-minute walk from the TGV.

Bike transport will be available as previously arranged and the van will also transport your bag between hotels.


For more details, please contact our Secretary, Karen Harriman on Tel: 0116 274 1500 (mornings), or send a message to her on karenharriman@btconnect.com

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