oitc team in Dublin

Ride 2 Rugby

After a 2nd successful cycle, this time to Dublin in February, Ospreys in the Community are looking for enthusiastic fundraisers to help us raise Money for our programmes with the 2025 Ride 2 Rugby which will see our riders tackling a new ride, from Amsterdam to Paris in January 2025.

Spaces are limited with a minimum fundraising target of £1600 required. All monies raised will go to support our mental health programmes within the region such as Sporting memories and Tackle programmes. 

This year we will be cycling from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam to the Stade de France. 

Day 1 of riding is 82 miles following the canal system of The Netherlands though the Hague before cycling over the dams that keep back the North Sea. 

Day 2 is broken up by a journey on the Vlissgen-Breskens ferry. We cross into Belgium as we head for our hotel in Ypres. In the evening, we attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate which daily commemorates the fallen of The Great War in the area. The team will conquer 77 miles on this day.

Day 3 is a much shorter day of 54 miles as we cross into France and follow the frontline of the Western Front. We will stay in the French town of Arras and will have the opportunity to dine in the Arras square.

Day 4 is our last long day in the saddle as we cycle 74 miles down to Compeigne but not before we return to Mametz Wood which, for many, was a very memorable visit in 2023. We pay our respects to the Welsh Soldiers who bravely fought and fell before heading south towards Compeigne. 

Day 5 gives us the opportunity for a final piece of history with a visit to Armistice Glade before completing the 50 miles to Paris and a trip around the Arc de Triomphe before preparing for the opening game in the 2025 Six Nations. The Stade de France, already a magnificent stadium, will have its atmosphere amplified by the nighttime setting.

Saturday 1st February, we have a full day in Paris to explore the city before returning home on Sunday 2nd February. 

Included in your fundraising target for the ride you will receive the following:

  • A fundraising pack
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Lunch on every riding day
  • A bespoke cycle jersey
  • A ride t-shirt, with the opportunity to add personal sponsors logos on (we will add the logos)
  • Tickets to France vs Wales in the Six Nations
  • 2 training rides
  • Nutrition & hydration advice
  • Energy drinks
  • First aid cover
  • Access to a cycle repair mechanic en route
  • GPS ride route access
  • Discounted bike service

Riders will be required to get personal sports & bike insurance.

Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. For further information please contact – tom.sloane@ospreysrugby.com