We are so excited to introduce our five fabulous cyclists taking part in this year’s Legal Wheel Appeal, taking place from 21st-24th September 2018!

You can find out more about each cyclist and why they are choosing to raise money for this important cause from their fundraising pages.

Pedaling to Paris for justice are…


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 Richard is a Practice Manager at Landmark Chambers, where he is also one of our nominated Pro Bono Champions. He cycles to work each day and is excited to undertake the London to Paris challenge! His fundraising page can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/from-london-to-paris

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Paul Infield

Paul is a barrister at 36 Family Group and he is also one of our volunteer Reviewers. He’s previously cycled the full length of the Danube so hopes that this challenge might be something like a breeze! His fundraising page can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybmlellt 


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 Patrick Taylor

 Patrick is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. While he modestly says he’s ‘no Chris Froome’, he is a very keen cyclist and eager to keep up a good pace to the Eiffel Tower! His fundraising page can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y832ys5s


 Vanessa Reid

Vanessa is one of our wonderful caseworkers here at the Unit, and will be taking up pupillage at Carmelite Chambers in October 2019. She has undertaken long cycles before and is looking forward to what this challenge will hold! Her fundraising page can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yb3o3pzn



Loretta Guarino Reid

 Loretta works for Google as an Accessibility Software Engineer and is also Vanessa’s mother! She is very much looking forward to the event and joining her fellow cyclists on the road to Paris! Her fundraising page can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2a7ban


They are taking on the challenge of cycling 186 miles in three days from London to Paris to raise money for access to justice. From Crystal Palace to the City of Lights, The Legal Wheel Appeal is going to be a tough physical feat!

Julie recently applied to the Unit for legal representation. Julie is a single mother who wanted to request a child arrangement order to provide her two young children with more structure and certainty regarding their contact with their father. We were able to match Julie with a volunteer barrister who successfully represented her. An order is now in place and Julie and her children feel more settled and confident about the future. Julie said of the experience:

“The barrister knew her stuff inside out and was just brilliant...so so grateful to you all.  To have been going through this alone and then have someone stand up for me was amazing!”

We want to make sure that everyone in need of legal help has someone to stand up for them and give them much needed free advice. Our wonderful cyclists are raising awareness of access to justice as well as vital funds that will enable us to match hundreds more people like Julie with the right expert legal help.

For further information or if you would like to register your interest early for next year’s Legal Wheel Appeal, please email communications@barprobono.org.uk