Blog. Master Innholders Cycle Challenge raises over £40,000!

September 15, 2021 | Author: Maria Carter

The Master Innholders and professionals from across the hospitality industry have raised more than £41,000 for HA after taking part in a sponsored 255km bike ride through the south east of England.

Twenty six cyclists set off from The Rubens at the Palace in London’s Belgravia on Friday 10 September, stopping at Ridgeview Estates in Sussex before finishing the 135km journey at Exclusive Collection’s South Lodge Hotel in Horsham.

On Saturday 11 September, the cyclists, including Master Innholders Jonathan Raggett, Rob Flinter, Stuart Johnson and Joanne Taylor-Stagg, continued their ride through Sussex and into Kent, clocking up an additional 120km and finishing at Domaine Evremond vineyard in Kent.

The ride, which was sponsored by Procurement Partners and supported by Avvio, has raised just over £41,000 so far, with further funds expected to roll in over the next few days.

Jonathan Raggett FIH MI, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels and organiser of the event, said: “Our team of riders had a fantastic two days cycling through the Sussex and Kent countryside and despite one of our team suffering an injury on the first day, and a short downpour, the event was a success and, most importantly, achieved its aim of raising vital funds for Hospitality Action.

I would like to thank all riders who took part, our supporters, key sponsors, Procurement Partners, Avvivo and others as well as Ridgeview Estates, Domaine Evremond and South Lodge, who looked after us so well.”

Matt Tough, Managing Director, Procurement Partners, said: “We are delighted to support Hospitality Action and The Master Innholders for the 2021 Cycle Challenge. I have been involved with both organisations for over 20 years and it is clear they both make a fundamental difference to our industry and are needed now more than ever given the past 18 months.  A huge congratulation to all involved from the cyclist to the organisers, it was a spectacular weekend which we were proud to be part of.”

Our Chief Executive Mark Lewis said: “We’re so appreciative of the effort everyone has put into this latest MI initiative. HA is nothing without its fundraisers, and the Master Innholders have long been among our staunchest supporters. Knowing the unique set of operational challenges, the industry is facing at the moment, makes it all the more impressive that you’re taking time out of your businesses to benefit us. Huge thanks to you all from the team at HA, and from the many hospitality families whose lives we’ll be able to improve as a result of your efforts.”

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Alternatively, if you’d like to take part in a challenge event of your own please get in touch.