Industry professionals “put the pedal to the metal” recently, in aid of the Hair and Beauty Charity, raising £9,638.55 towards helping hair and beauty professionals in need.

The annual charity bike ride took place in Girona, Spain this year, which has the largest concentration of professional cyclists in the world. The trip had a cycling schedule catering for all levels of cycling expertise with expert bike guides who accompanied the fundraisers, taking the group on rides of varying abilities, with gentle routes to full-on adventures into the foothills and beyond.

The bike ride was once again organised by Victor Pajak from Headquarters. The top three fundraisers were Stacey Humphreys from L’Oréal Professional who raised £1,779.17, Anne Veck who raised £1,519 and Jason Miller from Charlie Miller salon who raised £1,080.

Other riders included the Hair & Beauty Charity co-president Philip Sharp and charity supporters, Andre Marsh and David Dalrymple (Scruffs Hairdressing), Andrew and Julie Mercer (Goldwell), Brian Thomson (Leslie Hairdressing), Jeff Goodwin (Jeff Goodwin Hair), Kate Preston, Ian Chisham, Libby Rock and Alexander Bosher (Kate Preston Salons), Toby Dicker (The Chapel), Mariya Tsvetkova (Headquarters), and Stuart Chapman (L’Oréal Professional) .

Sharp commented: “Thank you so much to all the people who joined us this year and everyone who supported them in raising such a terrific amount of money for our industry charity. Victor was just amazing and pulling it together and being such a fantastic host.