What are you looking for?

5 October 2023 | Comment | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor

Serious Injury team cycle over 100 miles in the office to raise funds for Headway

On 29 September 2023 the Hugh James Serious Injury team cycled over 100 miles in the office to raise awareness and donations for Headway Cardiff and South East Wales.

Hugh James Serious Injury team cycle over 100 miles in the office to raise awareness and donations for Headway Cardiff and South East Wales.

The Headway 100 Challenge encourages participants to do 100 of ‘something’ in one day to raise £100 for Headway. The challenge began in 2022 and was so successful it has become an annual occurrence.

Last year, the Hugh James Serious Injury Team and Court of Protection Team travelled to Barry to spell ‘Headway’ out of 100 sandcastles in the sand. The activity gained interest from onlookers and was a great team bonding activity in addition to raising awareness and donations for the charity.

This year the team borrowed a static bike for the day and participants took turns leaving their work desks to cycle in between meetings with the aim of reaching 100 miles before the end of the workday.

The cycling kicked off at 8.30am in our Terrace Cafe and the team continued cycling without pause, through the lunch rush and until 4.30pm. Headway collection buckets were placed in front of the bike and £100 was raised during the challenge.

Watch a summary of the day, including the moment the team completed their challenge:

Anu Manda, Solicitor in the Serious Injury Team says:

“Everybody worked so hard that by the time I jumped on the bike at around 3.30pm the team had already reached 99.5miles! Whilst it was tempting to cycle just half a mile and claim that I had pushed us to victory, we decided to continue cycling until the end of the day to allow more time to collect donations in our collection buckets for Headway. We reached 115.6 miles when we finished at 4.30pm – a great achievement!”

Participants included members of the Hugh James Serious Injury Team, Court of Protection Team and Quality and Risk Department.

If you’d like to speak to one of our serious injury solicitors, please get in touch using the form below.

Author bio

Cari Sowden-Taylor


Cari is a Partner and Joint Head of the National Serious Injury Team, and specialises in representing adult and child claimants who have sustained life changing injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, limb loss and polytrauma following road traffic collisions, injuries at work and assaults.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


Next steps

We’re here to get things moving. Drop a message to one of our experts and we’ll get straight back to you.

Call us: 033 3016 2222

Message us