Cripps lawyers take to the saddle for charity

7 September, 2018
by: Cripps

Partners and staff from Cripps took to their bikes once again to raise money for charity in the law firm’s annual ‘Tour de Cripps’ challenge. 

 

The team cycled a punishing 100km circular route between the firm’s Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill offices, taking them though a number of Kent villages, including Headcorn, Wateringbury and Shipbourne.

 

They were cycling to raise money for their charity of the year, Rethink Mental Illness, which directly supports almost 60,000 people every year to help them through crises and live independently. The charity operates more than 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England, providing psychological therapies, peer support groups, housing services and Recovery Houses. 

 

This year’s Tour de Cripps team included managing partner Gavin Tyler, Craig Bowers, Patrick Glencross, Pete Kenyon, Kathryn Rogers and Aleks Wulff

 

 “This is the fourth year the challenge has taken place and after watching from afar for the last few years I felt it was time for me to take the saddle,” said Gavin.  “Rethink Mental Illness is our charity of the year and provides amazing support for those suffering from mental illness as well as their carers, so although the bike ride was gruelling in parts, it was a pleasure to support such a worthwhile organisation.”

 

The Tour de Cripps concludes a summer of charity events, last month a team took part in a skydive and in June they completed the Three Peaks Challenge.  More activities are planned for the rest of the year. 

 

Anyone wishing to donate will find details on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdecripps.