Lawyers gear up to join Bath Rugby Foundation’s gruelling nine-day cycle trek

March 12, 2013

Two solicitors at Bath law firm Withy King will team up with some of the city’s best-known rugby players to cycle 963 miles in nine days to help improve the prospects for disadvantaged young people.

Commercial property partner Paul Daniels and cycling law solicitor Mark Hambleton will join Bath Rugby’s David Flatman, Andy Beattie, Danny Grewcock and Lewis Moody as well as club president David Trick in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain event from John O’Groats to Lands End.

They are taking part in the feat, from June 8 to 16, to raise money for the Bath Rugby Foundation which uses sport to enhance the lives of young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Funded through donations and charitable giving, the Foundation aims to empower young people through sport, giving them the life skills and positive attributes to achieve better in school and on the playing field as well as equipping them for a brighter future.

Mark Hambleton said:  “We feel the benefits of sport in many different ways in our personal and business lives and see it as having a crucial role in children’s development.

“We would like to raise as much money as possible to help the Bath Rugby Foundation to continue their great work within our local community. It’s so rewarding to see how sport can change young people’s prospects by giving them the confidence, motivation and self-belief which they may never have otherwise discovered.”

Withy King offers all its employees two ‘charity’ days off a year. Paul and Mark are planning to use theirs to fundraise for the Foundation, starting with a sponsored leg wax in April.

To support Paul and Mark in their fundraising, please visit

Pictured gearing up for the John O’Groats to Lands End cycle ride are Withy King solicitors Mark Hambleton, left, and Paul Daniels, right, with retired Bath Rugby prop David Flatman

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