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Event Partners

HALOW250 RIDE SPONSOR

We have been exceptionally fortunate for the support of a number of companies since the 1st 2Boats.

The prime sponsor for the Halow250 since 2012 has been Youngs Pubs and Hotels. A Wandsworth based business since 1831 they play a major part of our communities in London and the South of England. More importantly than the financial backing that they give is the participation and involvement. Over 140 Youngs staff from all sides of the business have taken part with many coming back year after year. From kitchen  to boardroom Youngs gets involved.

Along with Youngs we have many Event Partners for 2023. We could not consider putting an event of this scale on without their support.

gm recruitment – The People & Recruitment Partner

gmr, through its Directors George and Mark, have been instrumental in the development of the 2Boats Events Halow250. Since 2012 they have helped shape the event and have encouraged dozens of people and companies to become part of the ride and support the charity too.

As a London based Construction Recruitment firm they provide the site staff & operatives who build the fabric of our society. With gmr there is never a dull moment.

Support Crew Partner – Sykes and Son 1759

Sykes and Sons Limited we already 72 years old when the Youngs family decided to brew beer.

A famous London builder Sykes have been looking after the fabric of our Capital for over 250 years. Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, The Guildhall. All these famous buildings have been cared for over the years.

On 2Boats 2012 Sykes provided the support crew van and 5 cyclists braved the night raid on France. It is only fitting that they are back in force for the final show.

Frank Reynolds Architects – The Property Partner

FRA have been a part of the Halow250 for many years. The practice principal Frank has cycled H250 over 6 times and has led many teams of cyclists with his unique style.

FRA is an award winning Architectural practice of international renown and yet again we are delighted that they are bringing joy and enthusiasm to this event.

Branding Science Group  – Our Partner for Health and Wellbeing

Branding Science Group is a global, insight-led consultancy for the healthcare sector. We support our clients from early in the drug development lifecycle, putting the patient at the centre of our thinking, to help clients create compelling brand stories. We are dedicated to building better futures for our clients, their patients, and the wider community.

 

We’re incredibly proud to have supported Halow for over five years and look forward to many more years working together to support young people with learning disabilities.

MotorLux Mazda UK- Our Crew Cars Partner

What would we do without The Marvellous Richard Shepherd of MotorLux the Mazda dealership in Newbury. Richard is on his 5th Halow250 and Mazda are on there 4th.

We are so grateful for the generosity of Mazda UK in supplying our official team cars to ferry our crew (and food) around England and France during the ride. We couldn’t do it without you.

Inoplas Technology – Our Partner for Plastics

Inoplas Technology is proud to support the Halow 250 – ‘Perfect 10’. Managing Director Jon Brooks has ridden the Halow250 in previous years with magnificent support from Team Inoplas but this year, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Inoplas (founded in 1973) a team of Inoplas staff will ride the whole route. Inoplas is an injection moulding business based in Dorset with a specialism in technical overmoulding of electronic components and our customers are world leading OEMs in the sensor, measurement and control industry.

Spirits Partner – Birch Gin

Every good bike ride needs a tipple and who better than East Sussex based Birch gin. It has rosemary, grapefruit & spices and birch syrup too…plenty of world wide awards testify to its deliciousness.

The Boathouse Guildford – Our Getting over the Finish Line Partner

We are delighted that this new Guildford venue is sponsoring the #Perfect10 finish for 2023. The Boathouse has been linked with halow project since it was founded and the Halow250 since 2013.

A new venue at the river side, The Boathouse, Guildford combines spaces to work, grow and gather.

Comprising a coworking members club, spaces for hire, events and community run by Soulspace; café restaurant The Boathouse Café and rowing boat rental, run as a social enterprise to benefit the halow project and other local charities.

Website: Home – The Boathouse (theboathouseguildford.co.uk)

Event Partners

We have been exceptionally fortunate for the support of a number of companies since the 1st 2Boats.

The prime sponsor for the Halow250 since 2012 has been Youngs Pubs and Hotels. A Wandsworth based business since 1831 they play a major part of our communities in London and the South of England. More importantly than the financial backing that they give is the participation and involvement. Over 140 Youngs staff from all sides of the business have taken part with many coming back year after year. From kitchen  to boardroom Youngs gets involved.

Along with Youngs we have many Event Partners for 2023. We could not consider putting an event of this scale on without their support.

Support Crew Partner – Sykes and Son 1759

Sykes and Sons Limited we already 72 years old when the Youngs family decided to brew beer.

A famous London builder Sykes have been looking after the fabric of our Capital for over 250 years. Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, The Guildhall. All these famous buildings have been cared for over the years.

On 2Boats 2012 Sykes provided the support crew van and 5 cyclists braved the night raid on France. It is only fitting that they are back in force for the final show.

Spirits Partner – Birch Gin

Every good bike ride needs a tipple and who better than East Sussex based Birch gin. It has rosemary, grapefruit & spices and birch syrup too…plenty of world wide awards testify to its deliciousness.

A Lasting Legacy

Since the first event in 2012 over 500 people have taken part including more than 450 cyclist and 75 crew. Many of the riders hadn’t been on a bike in years and would never had imagined taking on such a challenge but having done so they have realised what is possible and that enthusiasm has brought them back year after year.

Our fantastic crew have taken on the burden of looking after 100+ riders including feeding and supporting them over the 3 days and what started off as intuitive guesswork has turned in to a well-oiled professional event.

And of course there is the fundraising; the money this event has raised for halow has been transformational. In the early days it helped keep this organisation running but subsequently it has provided the additional funding to provide a greater level of service.

Our aim was always to run for 10 years and and then to make way for something new to come in and take our place.