KWM Europe to China Charity Indoor Cycling Challenge

International law firm King & Wood Mallesons' EUME staff are participating in a charity indoor cycle challenge, aiming to cycle approx. 5,000 miles from Europe to China, commencing 4th March.

KWM EUME staff will be pushing themselves to the limits every working day for two weeks, raising funds for nominated charities local to each office.

Using a variety of indoor bikes, riders will participate in rolling 30-minute sessions, testing their mettle and trying to accumulate as many miles as possible, including taking on as many sessions as needed.

To spare everyone's legs, include recovery periods, and to share and promote the challenge. Each office will encourage clients and suppliers to join-in, as well as provide sponsorship opportunities.

For real time engagement and to stay on target, each team's progress will be tracked by:

The charity indoor cycling challenge aims to spur each office into action, encourage health and wellbeing and raise funds for some very good causes, that support children and young people's well-being and development.

Teams, equipment and charities

KWM Brussels

Equipment: 1 indoor bike

Nominated charity: Nos Petit Orphelins – a Belgian NGO helping abandoned or at risk children in Latin American and Haiti.

KWM Dubai

Equipment: 1 indoor bike

Nominated charity: Dubai Cares – our Dubai office is very pleased to have been approved by the Islamic Affairs Dept to fundraise for Dubai Cares which focuses on fundraising for education in developing countries and is founded by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

KWM Frankfurt

Equipment: 1 Wattbike

Nominated charities:

Sportjugend Frankfurt – a youth sports and educational charity that provides children and young people with leisure facilities and activities including boxing training, table tennis, sports clubs and organised events, homework assistance, warm meals and mentoring. In order to improve school performance and make an invaluable contribution to the positive development of children and adolescents.

Wallschule Frankfurt – an education and vocational association working in Frankfurt am Main supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and/or behavioural disorders. Providing them with the support, encouragement and the skills they need to become responsible, mature adults.

KWM London

Equipment: 3 Nomad Ride UC8 Upright Bikes

Nominated charity: Buttle UK – a charity that helps children and young people in crisis, through poverty and family circumstances, across the UK by providing support and maintenance and contributing to their education and advancement in life.

KWM Madrid

Equipment: 1 indoor bike

Nominated charity: Asociación Ángeles Urbanos – a charity supporting adults and young people, particularly families and children in need. KWM Madrid office is supporting Asociación Ángeles Urbanos campaign "Pedaleo Solidario" to raise funds to establish a soup kitchen, to help families and children in need.

KWM Milan

Equipment: 1 indoor bike

Nominated charity: Fondazione Francesca Rava — N.P.H. ITALIA Onlus – a charity that helps children everywhere in the world but especially in Haiti where it is working on many projects, also in the educational and sanitary areas.

To sponsor, support or help us pedal to China contact: Dorothy Murray.