Twelve members of the team, young and old, and all novice cyclists took on the enormous challenge to raise awareness for two cancer charities – Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer.
Covering the distance in only three days, the Gold Key Media team were joined by some great friends and colleagues from the hospitality and publishing industry, including Paula McMinn from The Savoy, Oliver Milne Watson from The Beaumont, Duncan Couper from Portico, David Martin from Newsweek and Vincent Fan from China Daily.
Chris Horn, Managing Director of Gold Key Media, said: “We had an absolutely remarkable time on the ride. It was tough going at times, but the weather was kind to us and our riders were really determined to make it to Paris. I am extremely proud of everyone that took part and hope that we have been able to gain maximum exposure for these two great causes.”
We’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and generosity we have received, helping us comfortably beat our original target of £10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, raising over £14,000.”
The group were all supported by some of London’s biggest names in hospitality including Claridge’s, The Rosewood, Hush Restaurants, The Savoy, The Beaumont, Brasserie Zedel (Corbin and King), Global Chauffer, and Marylebone Hotel, and the luxury watch maker Chris Ward, all of whom donated some superb prizes to help raise money for the two nominated charities.
Oliver Milne Watson, President of AICR UK, said: “The AICR UK were absolutely delighted to send representatives to join forces with the Gold Key Media team on this epic adventure to Paris. I’d like to thank Chris Horn, his team and my fellow AICR colleagues for making the journey so enjoyable, and congratulate them and all our sponsors for raising over £14,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer charities.”