Legal eagles get on their bikes for non-moving fund challenge

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The wonders of technology allowed 34 teams of legal workers to race bikes for six hours to see who could go furthest – without moving.

Seven DLA Piper offices took part in the strenuous event won by the Freewheelers from the London office.

They managed 310.2km, the winning Sheffield team was Les Compteurs d’haricots which included; Mark Coulson, Nick Horsfield, Michael Swales, Gareth Lloyd, Stephen Allender, Ann Pierucci, David Kewley, John Roberts, Karen Skeggs and Melissa Brown who pedalled an impressive 279.6km. The cycle challenge raised money for UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation for children.

The Sheffield office raised £3,805, and the UK grand total was £31,189. All money raised up to March 21 will be matched by the firm and will go to UNICEF’s Child Justice Project in Bangladesh. Richard May, office managing partner of DLA Piper’s Sheffield office, said: “This event allowed Sheffield staff and clients to get involved in raising awareness and, more importantly, funds for UNICEF’s child justice work, whilst engaging in a bit of healthy competition with our other offices!”

Pure Gym, a national supplier of the firm, donated the bikes for the event.