Lawyers almost at Rio

18 August, 2016
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Staff from law firm Cripps have now almost completed their ‘journey’ from Tunbridge Wells to Rio de Janeiro having clocked up an impressive 5,455 miles in the ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ challenge.

The challenge sees staff walking, running, rowing and cycling 5,767 miles – the equivalent distance from Tunbridge Wells to Rio de Janeiro – over a period of four weeks to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

So far Cripps’ staff have spent a day pedalling furiously on static bikes in the Tunbridge Wells office car park, rowing in the Kings Hill office and walking across the West Kent countryside.

The latest, and one of the most gruelling challenges, was the Tour de Cripps in which 13 riders – including two on a tandem – cycled a total of 728 miles between them, starting at Cripps’ central London office and then on to Tunbridge Wells via the Kings Hill office.

“Tour de Cripps is now in its second year and this year’s ride was just as successful as last year’s,” said Laura McMaster, who helped organise the challenge, kept everyone updated on progress and was at the finishing line to welcome them back. “We want to raise as much money as possible for the Alzheimer’s Society and have been delighted by everyone’s generosity so far.”

The next challenge will be the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which takes place on 21 August. Participants have the choice of walking 13 miles or completing the full 27.5 mile challenge.

The firm is aiming to raise £5000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and is being supported by Tunbridge Wells cycling café The Velo House. For more information or to sponsor the team please visit: