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Still on the subject of heroic sporting feats, the legal eagles of Hogan Lovells got on their bikes to raise money for the British Paralympic Association.

Partners Emma Clarke and Scott Tindall and senior associate Karen Lang – all part of the London infrastructure and energy team – participated in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain cycling route across the UK along with various other colleagues from the firm.

Clarke did the full 966-mile, nine-day route from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Caithness, northern Scotland; and was joined by other team members, including Tindall and Lang, for the final four-day, 440-mile ‘Scottish legs’.

The scale of the achievement is well captured by the event’s website, which states that the riders climb 15,000 metres over the nine days of the full course. It points out that this is around 13 times up Alpe d’Huez or almost twice the height of Mount Everest.

“This sounds like a lot,” the website continues, “but with the right training it is well within reach.” This desk-bound journalist finds himself nodding in agreement with the first part of that statement, but somewhat sceptical of the second part.