Big names in the luxury hotel industry teamed up with Gold Key Media (www.gkml.co.uk) and The AICR Association (www.aicr.co.uk) to raise over £23,000 for Hospitality Action and Children With Cancer UK.
The team of 30 riders and support crew took on the enormous challenge of cycling 300+ miles from London to Amsterdam over the August bank holiday weekend.
Covering the distance in only four days, nine members of the Gold Key Media team, including Managing Director Chris Horn and Venue Sales Director Sally Ingram, were joined by representatives from The AICR Association, The Golden Keys Association and The Housekeepers Association.
Riders included Oliver Milne Watson from The Beaumont, Paula McMinn from The Savoy, Patrick de la Mar from The Royal Garden, Marie Bellman from The Mandarin Oriental, Harriet Henderson from Gleneagles, Pru Parkes from The Corinthia, Duncan Couper from AICR, Susan Craig from Rapport, Virginia Mayer from Hawksmoor, Burak Ipecki from South Place, Filipe Domingues – Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes, Ken Moreton from Shortlist Media, Nick Barker from BA and Gethin Thomas from The ABC.
The group were all supported by some of London’s biggest names in hospitality including The Lanesborough, The Berkeley, Gleneagles, Red Carnation Hotels, The Ampersand Hotel, The Ritz, The Langham, Belmond Le Manoir, and the luxury watch maker Chris Ward, all of whom donated some superb prizes to help raise money for the two nominated charities.
“Chris Horn, Managing Director of Gold Key Media Our ride to Amsterdam was incredible and the colleagues and friends from the industry that completed the ride share an enormous amount of pride and sense of achievement by raising nearly £25,000 for these two very worthy charities.”
“Oliver Milne Watson, President of AICR UK, The AICR UK were absolutely delighted to join forces with the Gold Key Media team on this epic adventure in aid of these wonderful hard working charities. It was a gruelling ride and we had an amazing time en route.””