Pub team enters charity cycle ride

Nick Gibson (left) and James de Jong of the Drapers Arms. Pic: Antonia Kanczula

Staff and customers from the Drapers Arms on Barnsbury Street are taking time out from the gastropub to tackle a charity bike ride.

On 17 June a team of ten cyclists, including pub co-owner Nick Gibson and his chef James De Jong will be taking part in a 60-mile endurance ride from London to Brighton to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Gibson said: “We are a community pub and we want to give something back.”

This isn’t the end of the pub’s sporting talentsit’s also in the throes of launching a cricket team, under the leadership of food writer James Ramsden.

The team will be dismounting to check out some pubs en route, added Mr Gibson. “We’re planning to stop a couple of pubs on the way to recharge our batteries.”

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