Space chief takes to the saddle

Space Catering Equipment’s managing director Mike Mellor will set off on a two-day cycle ride across Cornwall and Devon this weekend to raise money for charity.

Mellor will be joined by Mark Linehan, managing director of The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), and Andy Cook, partner at build and design specialists Ease Project Management, on what the trio are terming ‘The Sustainable Bike Ride’.

The 200km route takes in some of the most prestigious sustainable venues across the region, from The Scarlet in North Cornwall to the SRA’s Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2012, ODE-Dining, in Shaldon, South Devon.

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The trio dreamed up the challenge to raise money for Springboard, which helps young, unemployed and disadvantaged young people into careers in hospitality, and for Action Against Hunger, the organisation committed to ending child hunger.

The aim is also to raise the profile of the various eco venues along the route, many of which have had their kitchens built by Space. They will also visit Gara Rock, where Space and Ease are currently building state-of-the-art facilities for the hotel, spa and restaurant.

“We’re all good friends, having worked together on a number of projects over the years which have a green emphasis, and share the same commitment to making it easier for businesses to achieve their environmental responsibilities,” said Mellor. “And we all love cycling, so we thought what better way to highlight the cause by getting on our bikes and doing our bit from behind the handlebars?”

All three are calling on colleagues in the industry as well as friends and family to dig deep and be generous in their support, so they can hit their target of raising at least £5,000 for charity.

Anyone who wants to contribute can do so here.

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