28 March 2019

Robert Walters Group and the Hairy Handlebars pledge to #BreakTheCycle

The Hairy Handlebars, Ben Cook and George Cullen, stand side by side with crossed arms at the London launch event at Robert Walters HQ

The Robert Walters Group is proud to support Ben Cook and George Cullen, a.k.a the Hairy Handlebars, as they undertake an epic 6,000-mile charity bike ride from London to Tokyo in a bid to raise £30,000 for men’s health charities Movember and the Ian Williams Foundation. 

The trip will see the 'Mo Bros' ride across the earth’s largest landmass over six-months, with their plan to reach Tokyo in time for the start of the Rugby World Cup in October. 

A red-carpet send-off 

On Thursday 21 March, the Group marked the start of the moustachioed duo’s adventure with a launch event at its London HQ. The event saw supporters from the Group come together with the Hairy Handlebars’ friends and family as well as representatives from Movember and the Ian Williams Foundation, and rugby legends Richard Hill MBE, Roger Uttley OBE and the Harlequins’ Mark Lambert to say a hearty goodbye.  

In addition, four cycling enthusiasts from the Group, showed their support by joining the Hairy Handlebars on the first leg of their journey through London, into Kent.  

‘Ridealonger’, Chief Legal Officer Richard Harris, commented: “It was brilliant to start out with two such inspirational guys. What George and Ben are doing is amazing and takes more courage than simply growing dodgy facial hair. Great cause, great mos and great bros!”

#BreakTheCycle Campaign

The event also marked the official launch of the Group’s global mental health and wellbeing campaign, #BreakTheCycle, which aims to improve wellbeing and highlight the importance of checking in on our peers by encouraging employees to do something fun, active and inclusive with their colleagues. 

To raise awareness of the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, we've set a 60 goal for each challenge - be it 60 seconds, 60 minutes, 60 km, or 60 attempts!

Giles Daubeney, Deputy CEO of Robert Walters Group, commented: 

“We’re really proud to be working with the Hairy Handlebars as part of our #BreakTheCycle initiative. As a business that employs people from all over the world, we have seen how important it is to build a workplace culture that is driven by teamwork and genuine care for one another, which is why the Hairy Handlebars’ ambitious adventure resonates with our mission to ensure our employees are looking after themselves as well as each other.” 

Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on the Hairy Handlebars’ journey and our #BreakTheCycle initiative. 

For further information, please contact:

Emma Bell
Senior Group Communications Manager
T: +44 20 7509 8066

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