BARRISTERS GET ON THEIR BIKES WITH 12 HOURS OF SPIN FOR CHARITY
On 27 April a team of barristers from St John’s Buildings is aiming to ride into Europe – on stationary “spin” bikes. The intention is to ride as far as possible in 12 hours, with only comfort breaks allowed. Each rider is aiming to cover 150 miles or more, recorded on the bike’s own computer. With Rome a mere 1,380 mile drive from Manchester Airport it is possible that the group will make the journey there in a day (while standing completely still!). Some have the ambition to make it more than 200 miles, which will mean the glamour of Tirana in Albania hones into view at just 1,781 miles.
The team includes Head of Chambers Sally Harrison QC, along with barristers Elisabeth Cooper, Philippa Waddell, Ben Kelly, Gareth Thompson, Nicholas Price and Guy Mathieson, as well as CEO Chris Ronan and Senior Civil Clerk Chris Shaw. Anyone who has been on a spinning bike before will know that even a 45 minute class is a tough workout. 12 hours is therefore an incredible undertaking.
The mammoth challenge is being undertaken as part of St John’s Buildings’ year of fundraising for Headway, the charity that aims to improve life after brain injury. St John’s Buildings are Charity Baton Holders for Headway throughout 2016.
You can support their challenge by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SJBforHeadway