Hotel team’s 560km cycle raises £60k for children’s charity

The 46-strong team cycled from Amsterdam to Bristol.

The 46-strong team cycled from Amsterdam to Bristol. - Credit: Archant

Staff from a Congresbury hotel took on a mammoth challenge, cycling hundreds of miles to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a worthy cause.

A 46-strong team from Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House completed the 560km ride from Amsterdam to Bristol to raise more than £60,000 for a charity which will have a massive impact on young peoples’ lives.

The Black & White Hospitality team, which runs Cadbury House, completed the challenge by pedalling across the Clifton Suspension Bridge before arriving back at the hotel for a well-earned beer.

Black & White Hospitality’s chief executive Nick Taplin, of Wrington, was delighted with the efforts of his team.

He said: “This was an amazing achievement by all those who took part and all riders’ stamina was pushed each day. There were a few falls, bumps and bruises but the whole team did incredibly well.

“To ride across the Clifton Suspension Bridge at the end was an amazing spectacle and one all the riders will remember for a long time.”

The team was raising money for Bristol-based charity PROPS, which provides support to young people with learning difficulties.

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Chris Miller, the charity’s director, said: “To have such a large team of people undertake a ride of this magnitude is quite overwhelming and we’re hugely grateful to all those who took part.

“At PROPS, we believe all young people in our community should have the opportunity to lead fulfilling and participative lives, on both a social, and a professional level, regardless of any cognitive or physical disabilities.

“By providing access to practical learning, worthwhile experiences and skills development for these young people, we will achieve this goal.

“The money raised will help us continue the work we do and we thank everyone for their efforts.”

Mr Taplin added: “We do a lot of work across our local community supporting good causes so it’s poignant the ride finished in Bristol which is where PROPS carries out the majority of its work.

“This is the third ride Black & White Hospitality has been involved with, after which we have raised in excess of £150,000 for charitable causes.”

To donate, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/teams/blackwhitea2b18

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