To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Tour de Law takes place on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October 2014
Now in its third year, Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law, has already attracted the record number of 15 leading law firms who have confirmed they will be challengers for the London to Paris static cycle race this year.
Challengers confirmed so far include: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Bristows, Charles Russell, Devonshires, Eversheds, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Ince & Co, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright, Plexus Law, Sidley Austin and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The event will take place over two days and will see top law firms racing against each other over the equivalent distance of from London to Paris and back, on static bicycles in each of their offices. The event aims to raise vital funds to help Breast Cancer Care support the thousands of women waking up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day.
Jill Hoseason, COO of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Breast Cancer Care and taking part in last year’s Tour de Law, which gave us the opportunity to unleash our competitive spirit. It was a fantastic event in support of a great charity and we can’t wait to get on the bikes again this year.”
Mike Orton, HR Director at Ince & Co, said: “We have enjoyed being part of Tour de Law since its inception in 2012. We were already supporters of Breast Cancer Care through its ‘Pink Friday’ campaign but Tour de Law has given us a great opportunity to get the whole firm involved and has proved to be a lot of fun as well as highly competitive! It has been a truly inclusive event with trainees, secretaries, partners, solicitors and business services staff all jumping on the Watt Bikes to do their bit. It is great to see it taking off as more firms start to take part, though we will have to up our game to finish in the medals!”
David Meredith, Partner at Weil Gotshal & Manages, said: “We first got involved because breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and many of us know someone who has been through the experience. We positioned our Tour de Law cycles on a dais in the office canteen, and participation by the entire office was phenomenal. In the end, it brought together a couple of hundred people from all functions in our office in a way no other office event has. It was brilliant.”
Nick Billingham, Corporate Social Responsibility Partner at Devonshires, said, “We are delighted to be involved for the first time in this year’s Tour de Law for Breast Cancer Care. We always relish a challenge and to take part in one for such a fantastic charity is very exciting. Some of us cycled London2Paris in 24 hours in July for the Devonshires Foundation so we have the miles in our legs and are quietly confident we’ll make it there and back.”
Firms can still sign up for the event throughout September by contacting the Breast Cancer Care Tour de Law team on 020 7960 3410 or 020 7960 3584 or by emailing [email protected]