Saddle score

Tulkinghorn is kicking himself for not having gone into the bicycle business a couple of years ago. Nowadays it seems everyone is riding the things.

After Jones Day and CMS Cameron McKenna decided the best way to go to Paris was by pedal power, Clarkslegal staff have got on their bikes to go somewhere equally exotic. Four solicitors from the firm will cycle between the Reading, Cardiff and London offices over the next May bank holiday in aid of three children’s charities.

But the four lawyers might cover the 163 miles at different speeds. Tulkinghorn expects Iron Man triathlete Dom de Remedios and all-round sportsman Stephen James to cross the finish line first.

Then perhaps Julia Wells, who describes herself as a part-time cake decorator. Tulkinghorn expects father of two Martin Salt to be last. With two children, it’s a wonder to Tulkinghorn that Salt even has the energy to mount the bicycle in the first place.