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Insurance industry ride ‘Raptör’ returns for bumper year in 2024 for children’s charity

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July 2024 sees the fifth edition of the annual bike ride for the insurance industry ‘Raptör’ coming together to help raise funds and awareness for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Action Medical Research is very grateful to be supported by founding partner Ki, as well as continued sponsorship by key leaders in the insurance industry including Brit, SCOR, Lockton, Lloyd’s of London and Ascot. They are delighted to have additional support this year from Verisk, Everest, Guy Carpenter and Aspen Insurance.

This year will see over 80 riders taking part while based in Yverdon-Des-Bains in Switzerland, taking on different aspects of the Jura Mountains each day. The route will be split on the third and fourth day to offer riders an even greater challenge; with the tougher version riders will ride 280 miles climbing 23,000 feet, and other riders completing 215 miles over 14,000 feet.

Raptor 2023

Mark Allan, CEO of Ki Insurance, said: “Ki is very proud to support such a worthwhile charity and one that is so close to my heart. The Raptor ride continues to grow as an event that brings the whole the Insurance Industry together to help fund vital medical research to improve the lives of children”.

Action’s Corporate Events Fundraiser, Lucy Holloway said: “We are thrilled that this will be a bumper year for our annual insurance ride Raptör this summer, taking on the Swiss Jura Mountains for the first time. This is our fifth annual bike ride and we are hoping to hit the £1m mark since we launched the event. We could not do this without the support of our key sponsors Ki, Brit, Lloyd’s, SCOR and Lockton, as well as new support from Verisk, Everest, Guy Carpenter and Aspen who make it possible to enable us to continue funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.”

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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For more information about the event please contact: Lucy Holloway, Corporate Events Fundraiser, Action Medical Research

T 07751 655957


For more information on Action Medical Research, please contact Communications & Engagement Officer:

T: 07725 090008



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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For over 70 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

Join our fight for little lives today.

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Raptor partners:


Ki is the first fully digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd’s of London underwriting platform offering instant capacity from multiple Lloyd’s syndicates, accessible anywhere, at any time.


At Brit, we believe that the uncertainty of the future should never stand in the way of progress. That’s why we exist. To help people and businesses face the future and thrive.

Lloyd’s of London

Lloyd’s is the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance marketplace. Through the collective intelligence and risk-sharing expertise of the market’s underwriters and brokers, Lloyd’s helps to create a braver world.


SCOR, a leading global reinsurer, offers its clients a diversified and innovative range of reinsurance and insurance solutions and services to control and manage risk.


Lockton is the world's largest independent insurance brokerage. Independence changes everything As a family organization, we are not driven by the quarterly pressure from the financial markets. This kind of independence frees us to always act in the best interest of our clients and creates a completely different dynamic, one that is focused on your success.


Ascot Group is one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty risk assumption organizations. We exist to solve for your brightest tomorrow, through agility, collaboration, resilience, and discipline.


Verisk provides expert data-driven analytic insights that help business, people, and societies become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable. Verisk are driven by a passion for using data and insights to make a difference—helping protect people, economies, society, and our planet.


Everest is a global underwriting leader providing best-in-class property, casualty and specialty reinsurance and insurance solutions that address customers’ most pressing challenges. Known for its 50-year track record of disciplined underwriting, capital, and risk management, Everest, through its global operating affiliates, is committed to underwriting opportunity for colleagues, customers, shareholders and communities worldwide.

Guy Carpenter

Driven by innovation. Powered by purpose. Guy Carpenter brings together unmatched insights with bespoke solutions to help clients meet the challenges of our time.


Aspen is a leading specialty insurer and reinsurer. We pride ourselves on our expert, pragmatic and innovative approach.

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