Charles Edwards, Maggie O’Neill and Katie Braithwaite from Stewarts will be taking part in the 2023 Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Overseas Cycling Challenge.

The annual challenge helps raise money for the more than 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK. This year’s route begins in Strasbourg and runs through France and Germany before concluding in Switzerland.

The Stewarts team has a JustGiving page where you can donate to the cause.


Words from the participants

“We will be embarking on three days of cycling, starting on 18th May 2023 in Strasbourg, France. Please support us as we make our way through the roads of France, colourful towns of Germany and the vast natural beauty of Switzerland. We will end up in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on 20th May 2023.

Whilst Charles has some cycling experience (and all the gear), he draws the line at spending more than an hour non-stop in the saddle and moans constantly about his knees and Achilles. Katie and Maggie are complete novices who do not even have road bikes, Maggie buying a bike off eBay for the event, Katie borrowing from a family member.

SIA is an outstanding charity which strives to provide everyone affected by a spinal cord injury with a fulfilled life. 2,500 people sustain a spinal cord injury every year in the UK and SIA supports those affected to access expert information, advice and support. We are taking on this challenge in order to raise money for this fantastic charity and in memory of SIA’s Paralympian founder and president, Baroness Masham of Ilton who sadly passed away in March 2023.

Thank you for your support. Any sponsorship you can provide will be hugely appreciated and it will all go towards helping those affected by spinal cord injury.”


The Spinal Injuries Association

Stewarts is proud to be a Trusted Partner of the SIA.

The SIA’s state aim is to be the go-to place for everyone affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), to quickly connect them to the vast network of people, organisations and services they need.

Our Head of Personal Injury, Dan Herman, said: “We’ve supported the SIA for more than 20 years and are thrilled to be able to continue to do so. As the leading catastrophic injury practice in the country, dealing with more spinal cord injury cases than any other law firm, we recognise the tremendous value of the work that the SIA does for people every day.”



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