Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer named ‘Fastest Firm’ in Breast Cancer Care cycling challenge


Freshfields beat 12 other law firms to be named ‘Fastest Firm’ after conquering Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law cycling challenge.  Freshfields covered the staggering 1,000km from London to Paris and back on office based exercise bikes, supplied by Wattbike and Team Cycle, arriving back in London on the 10th October at 12.30, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Freshfields beat Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Bates Wells Braithwaite, Charles Russell, Eversheds, Ince & Co, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Sidley Austin and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to win the coveted title. Funds raised through Tour de Law will help Breast Cancer Care continue to provide specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer.


Robert Stirling, Partner at Freshfields says: "Congratulations to everyone who took part in Tour de Law 2013. It was a fantastic event to raise funds for a great charity and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to unleash our competitive spirit and clinch the title of ‘Fastest Firm’. Thank you to Breast Cancer Care for doing such a great job and organising such a successful event!"


Cherie Booth CBE QC, who has been a Breast Cancer Care patron for 16 years, says: “How fantastic that so many law firms decided to take part in Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law cycling challenge this year. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those involved. Breast cancer is a complex disease with tough treatments that no one should face alone. Breast Cancer Care is here to ensure they don’t have to. Thank you for your support for this wonderful charity!”


Other titles awarded include:

  • Dean Robson from Charles Russell won Tour de Law Pink Jersey (fastest male cyclist)
  • Justine Lynch from Charles Russell won Tour de Law Pink Jersey (fastest female cyclist)


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and there are half a million women living today who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Care’s clinical expertise and emotional support network help thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.


Full details of the Tour de Law challenge are here: