Skip to main content
21st May 2012

TCG’s ops team to cycle 1,100 miles for Help for Heroes

The operations team from managed pub and bar group TCG is aiming to raise £10,000 for Help for Heroes next month by cycling 1,100-miles – without leaving the deck of their flagship floating bar, the Tattershall Castle, moored at London’s Embankment.

Chief operating office Nigel Wright and his team of regional operations managers will take to the ‘Tatts’ for the Cycle-a-thon on 28th and 29th June. In teams, using three exercise bikes, they will cover the distance, which is equivalent to a route from TCG’s northernmost pub in Aberdeen, to its southernmost in Newquay and back to London.  Each team member will need to cover 122 miles over the two days.

TCG’s 90+ pubs and bars have been raising money for Help for Heroes since September last year and are now half way towards the target total of £50,000.  Wright said, “Our pub and bar teams have encouraged their customers to give generously to Help for Heroes and the impressive sum raised so far is a testament to their enthusiasm and commitment.

“We’re delighted to be doing our bit to nudge the total upwards – even if it does involve being seen in Lycra by the thousands of people walking past the Tattershall Castle over those two days.  Let’s hope they are all in generous mood and we are able to collect at least £10,000 for this worthy cause.”

A fourth exercise bike on the deck is being allocated to guest cyclists, to offer support for the TCG team for slots of up to one hour. On the evening of Thursday 28th June, the boat will host a fun casino, auction, raffle and a DJ playing music til late in aid of the charity.   Donations to the TCG team’s fundraising can be made via:


Notes to editors: 

  • TCG operates a diverse estate of over 90 managed pubs and bars nationwide.
  • The business has a strong foothold in London, with high-profile sites such as the flagship Tattershall Castle floating bar and restaurant on the Embankment.
  • The estate stretches across the country from Aberdeen to Newquay, and from Cardiff to Norwich.  It includes late night bars, community and sports locals, student venues and quality town centre pubs, as well as a number of trading formats, such as the Henry’s Café Bar brand, Eerie Pubs and the King’s Feast food concept.


Issued on behalf of:    TCG

By:                               ShielPorter Communications

Further information:    Ros Shiel: / 07841 694137

John Porter:  / 07734 054389