Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law 2015 is set to be the biggest ever legal charity event, with over 3,500 lawyers taking part. The event will take place on Wednesday 30th September and Thursday 1st October 2015 to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The fourth annual Tour de Law will see top law firms racing against each other over the equivalent distance of London to Paris and back (1000km) on static Wattbike exercise bikes. The event aims to raise vital funds to help Breast Cancer Care support the thousands of women affected by breast cancer with expert care, support and information from day one.
For the first time ever the event is taking place nationally with 23 teams from firms across the UK taking part. This year’s participants include Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst, Bristows, Co-Operative Legal Services, Devonshires, Eversheds, Farrer & Co, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham & Watkins, Memery Crystal, Proskauer, Sidley Austin, Simmons & Simmons, Stevens & Bolton, Wedlake Bell, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Wiggin, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Wright Hassall.
An average of more than 200 lawyers from each of the above firms will take part in the static cycle race over the equivalent distance of from London to Paris and back in 15 minute relay slots over the two days.
Martin Arnold, Managing Partner at Wedlake Bell said:
“Wedlake Bell is delighted to be joining the Tour de Law for the first time. We have supported the breast cancer cause on many occasions and this is another way that we can contribute to the incredible work that Breast Cancer Care do to ensure that they provide care, support and information from day one.”
Peter Burrell, Managing Partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s London office said:
“Willkie is proud to participate in Tour de Law with our colleagues and peers in support of the life-changing work of Breast Cancer Care.”
Lesley Gregory, CEO of Memery Crystal said:
“Memery Crystal are delighted to be taking part in Tour de Law this year. We are very much looking forward to raising funds to support such a worthy cause.”
This year's action can be followed here or on Twitter @TourdeLaw and using the hashtag #TourdeLaw.