Stuart cycle challenge 2014Criminal lawyer, Stuart Brown of Farleys Solicitors LLP, has raised over £1000 for charity after completing a gruelling cycling challenge. Stuart and friends Jonathan Altham and Stephen Hall (pictured) undertook a 127.7 mile bike ride along the Leeds-Liverpool canal in aid of Cancer Research.

The ride, which started in Liverpool and finished in Leeds, took in the entire length of the canal and lasted a punishing 18 hours. Only an hour into the ride the team were confronted with a problem as Stuart’s bicycle chain snapped, forcing the team to stop and make the necessary repairs before they could continue. Despite the unlucky start, the group successfully completed the challenge arriving at the final destination at 10 pm.

Stuart Brown commented on the challenge: “This was easily the hardest challenge I have taken part in, none of us really knew what to expect when we set off at 4am but we were determined to complete our challenge. I just wanted to push myself physically so that people would sponsor me to raise as much money for this worthy cause. The ride has been exhausting but it was worth every minute helping to raise over £1,000 so that together we can beat cancer. I will continue to look at different challenges to raise more money in the future.”

Since joining Farleys Solicitors LLP, Stuart has taken part in a number of physical challenges, including a skydive last year, from which he has in total raised over £10,000 for local and national charities. Previous beneficiaries include RNIB, Vision Rossendale and Ronald McDonald House in Manchester.