More than 20 cyclists from the UK property scene will be riding in Nottingham this week to tackle the 60-mile Tour de Nottingham and find out more about the area as investment potential.
The riders will join around 20 local cyclists from Notts firms – coming together to do the ride through Nottingham and the Vale of Belvoir.
The Tour de Nottingham idea was the brainchild of Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins – a keen cyclist who takes part in the Cycles to Cannes race every year.
Councillor Collins said: “I was looking for a way to encourage investors and developers to visit Nottingham and find out more about the city as a potential area to invest.
“Cycling is increasingly a popular sport for so many, so the Tour de Nottingham was created encouraging business people to take part.”
In total there are 43 riders joining Coun Collins. The course will start at Trent Bridge, travelling through the city to the Vale of Belvoir towards Belvoir Castle, out towards Newark and then returning to Nottingham City Centre.
The Tour de Nottingham is being sponsored by Scape System Build, the construction, procurement, design and transformation specialists in Nottingham.
Other sponsors include construction firm Willmott Dixon, PR and marketing agency Cartwright Communications, and design agency RizkMcCay.
Ian Walker of Morgan Tucker who is taking part with colleague Phil Walker, said: “The Tour de Nottingham is a great way to network with colleagues from across the county – and also welcome investors, developers and property companies from outside the county.
“The Tour de Nottingham is a fantastic experience where you’re able to build relationships with other businesses, all while working to benefit others.”
Companies travelling to the city centre to take part in the Tour de Nottingham include Pegasus Life, GVA, Symmetrys Limited, Arthur J Gallagher, Vale Retail and Stirling Black.
Local Notts firms taking part include Gleeds, Couch Perry Wilkes, Carter Legrand Wealth Strategies, Cartwright Communications, FHP, BSP Consulting, Morgan Tucker, and Willmott Dixon.