Lawyers’ journey to Rio begins
On one of the hottest days of the year around 40 staff from law firm Cripps took turns to swap their desks for static bikes to start the first leg of their long and arduous “Cripps to Rio” journey.
Over four weeks they will be walking, running, rowing and cycling 5,767 miles – the distance from Tunbridge Wells to Rio de Janeiro – to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Between them they clocked up 177 miles – the equivalent of Tunbridge Wells to Brussels – and the day included a relay race between Cripps partners and trainee lawyers – which the partners won.
Hannah Proctor, one of the organisers and who set the team pedalling alongside Paul McMahon of the Alzheimer’s Society said: “The bikes were in our car park and with the temperatures soaring it was pretty hot work but the team did incredibly well.
“We have a number of activities planned and our next venture will be indoor rowing at our Kings Hill office. After that we will be taking part in Tour de Cripps when 14 of us will be cycling the 55-mile route between three of our offices from London to Tunbridge Wells via Kings Hill.”
The ‘Cripps to Rio’ challenge is being supported by Tunbridge Wells cycling café The Velo House and its owner and general manager Olly Stevens said: “We are delighted to be supporting Cripps on its ‘journey to Rio’. It was great fun watching last year’s Tour de Cripps and the team spirit as they rode between offices was tremendous.
“This year they are being even more ambitious and we are looking forward to seeing the firm come together to travel half way round the world – so to speak.”
The firm is hoping to raise £5000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and for more information or to sponsor the team please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GetCrippstoRio