Carlson Rezidor under starters orders for charity cycle relay

4th May 2012
Carlson Rezidor under starters orders for charity cycle relay

Staff members at Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels across mainland UK are under starters orders for a charity cycle relay between 31 UK properties.

Starting in Glasgow on May 6th and ending in Southend-on-Sea on 20th May, the 1300+ mile journey is expected to take around 140 cycling hours and to raise £30,000 for a range of local UK charities.

Over 120 Carlson Rezidor staff members are currently in training for this serious physical challenge.

Relay legs range from the shortest at four and a half hours to a gruelling 12 hour stretch from Edinburgh to Durham.

The initiative is part of Carlson Rezidor’s Responsible Business Programme - one of the strongest in the hospitality industry.

Inge Huijbrechts, director responsible business, Carlson Rezidor explained: “Responsible business is about three key elements for us: environmental awareness; encouraging health and wellbeing among our staff; and supporting the community and charity.

“The cycle relay is a great way to combine all of these elements in one event which has really captured the imagination of the business.”

The relay’s progress will be documented via Facebook and Twitter at #ukbikerelay.

Donations can be made here.

Throughout the charity cycle relay, the team are being supported by a number of local and national sponsors, including main sponsors Leisure Connection and Bibendum.

Additional sponsors include: ALD, Adavid, Birtwistles, Bluebell, Coca Cola, Hobart, Matthew Clarke, MRP, Perry Scott Nash, Positive Safety Training, RDL, Reynolds and Tudor.


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