London,
31
July
2015
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11:57
Europe/London

AND THEY’RE OFF! CYCLISTS COMPETE IN THE CBRE GREAT PROPERTY BIKE RIDE

Participants raise £40,000 for our UK charity partner, Shelter

London, 30 July 2015 – 700 cyclists from across the property industry took to the roads for the 2015 CBRE Great Property Bike Ride, choosing a 25, 50 or 100 km route through the Surrey Hills. The annual event, now in its second year, raised £40,000 for Shelter, CBRE’s UK charity partner which will help more than 1,300 families this year around the UK.

The day kicked off at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking, Surrey where riders enjoyed a hearty breakfast before setting off. Once complete the riders had chance to relax and enjoy their achievements whilst enjoying refreshments and a live band.

Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director, CBRE said: “After the success of last year’s inaugural event we wanted to invite the industry back again to support such a worthy cause. It’s great seeing so many from the industry coming together to raise money for Shelter, with a friendly bit of competition thrown in for good measure.”

Tracy Griffin, Director of Fundraising for Shelter, commented: “We’re thrilled the CBRE have hosted such a successful event to raise money for Shelter, and we can’t thank all of the riders enough for their donations and determination! With so many families struggling to keep a roof over their heads across the country, the money raised will help us make sure that no one has to fight bad housing and homelessness on their own.”

In February 2015, CBRE announced a new two year partnership with national housing and homelessness charity, Shelter as part of its ‘building a better future’ responsible business plan.

CBRE has committed £250,000 to Shelter over the course of the partnership – the first time the business has appointed a specific UK-wide charity partner. CBRE is also encouraging its staff to donate time to selected volunteering and pro bono projects across the country, whilst supporting fundraising events in order to raise a further £250,000 for the charity.