Master Innholder, Jonathan Raggett rides the Tour de France for Cure Leukaemia raising £1million

The Tour 21 crossed the finish line in Paris, closing in on £1million raised for Cure Leukaemia. 

Jonathan Raggett MI rode the entire Tour de France route one week ahead of the professionals alongside a team of 25 amateur cyclists. 

With over 3,400km cycled, 143+ hours on the saddle and 48,623m elevation the team finished the gruelling endurance challenge by rolling down the iconic Champs Elysees, to the finish line by the Eiffel Tower.  

The Tour 21 is organised by Cure Leukaemia, the official UK charity partner of ASO’s Tour de France. Annually, The Tour 21 brings together a group of amateur cyclists to take on the biggest endurance challenge. 

The group faced energy-sapping mountain climbs, 40-degree heat, heavy rain, crashes, punctures and illness along the way demonstrating how tough it is to ride 3,349.8k. 

With nearly forty years of hospitality experience Jonathan Raggett has remained passionate and enthusiastic throughout his career. With half of those years dedicated as Red Carnation’s Managing Director, responsible for the operation of twenty luxury five-star hotels across the globe, Jonathan dedicates time to charitable causes.  

 A huge congratulations to our past Chair of the Master Innholders Jonathan Raggett MI and all The Tour 21 team, an outstanding achievement for and incredible cause.  

Fundraising from the challenge is directly invested in the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) which helps those fighting the cancer and which has driven huge medical advances. 

You can donate to The Tour 21’s fundraising efforts on the event’s Just Giving page here. If you’ve been inspired by The Tour 21 and would like to enquire about riding the 2023 event, visit