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Introducing the Tour de HFG 2022

Rory Paxton explains the story behind the Tour de HFG:

After our father Jeremy, founder of Habitat First Group, passed away in 2013, we wanted to set up a foundation in his memory regarding a subject he was truly passionate about – ensuring everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy holidays and make memories with their loved ones. This was the seed from which The Habitat First Foundation grew.

The Habitat First Foundation provides complimentary holidays for children and their families with serious illnesses, disabilities or financial difficulties. The ultimate goal is to fund and build fully accessible holiday homes on our estates that will be available to these families free of charge, all year round.

There were whispers for years around many a water cooler, break room and Christmas party, of a hair-brained scheme to assemble an avenger-style squad of cyclists and travel between each of our estates in aid of charity. I’m pleased to say that due to the hard work and perseverance of our fantastic team, this has now become a reality.

On Wednesday 7th September, our Tour de HFG peloton will set off on an epic tour of Habitat First Group’s Estates across the South-West (The Cotswolds, North Devon and Dorset) in aid of the Habitat First Foundation. 3 Sites, 4 Days, 4 Stages, 314 Miles (505 km).

As a team we hope to raise a whopping £25,000, of which we have already raised nearly £8,000!

We’re aware that there are so many fantastic charities out there and people doing wonderful, awe-inspiring challenges for them, but we’re incredibly passionate about our Foundation and would love for you to support our cause.

With an eclectic team spanning a wide range of ages, cycling abilities and experience, we really are pushing ourselves to the limit for this challenge, but together we know we’ll make it to the end. If you’re able to reward our efforts with any form of donation, publicity or even moral support, we will be forever grateful.

All the best

Rory & The Tour de HFG Peloton