21 Sep 2018
Staff at law firm Pinsent Masons' Glasgow office are saddling up with international colleagues for a week-long charity push which will see them pedal almost 25,000 miles - the equivalent of a round the world cycle – over seven days.
The WE Cycle the World challenge is the firm's first globally coordinated charity event in which staff from each of its 24 international offices will this week (23-30 Sept) collectively cycle thousands of miles.
Twenty five per cent of the funds raised in Glasgow will go to the Scottish Association for Mental Health, with the remainder donated to WE, which champions the empowerment of communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
Staff will log their miles on stationary bikes located at the firm’s office in Bothwell Street and those commuting to work or cycling during the week will be encouraged to record mileage. A family fun cycle day will be held at Glasgow Green with options of short, medium and longer rides.
Pinsent Masons Partner and Head of Glasgow office, Barry McCaig, said: “I am confident our Glasgow team will do more than their fair share of contributing to our firm-wide 24,901 miles target, which is the equivalent of cycling around the world.
“Staff will be encouraged to hop on and off the static bikes during lunch breaks and whenever they have five minutes to spare.
“We are delighted to be able to support the Scottish Association for Mental Health and the valuable work it does, and the global charity efforts of WE, and we should also reap the benefits of becoming healthier and fitter in the process.”
Kate Pantin, Associate Director at WE Charity added: "WE is incredibly proud to partner with Pinsent Masons. Thanks to their generous support, we are able to provide even more communities in India and Kenya with sustainable clean water solutions like wells and hand pumps, as well as empowering young people here in the UK to take action on local and global issues, through our WE Schools programme. We will be cheering on Pinsent Masons as they undertake this impressive fundraiser and wish all of their offices the very best of luck."