OitC and White Rock Events launch Charity Bike Ride

Ospreys in the Community have teamed up with White Rock Events to launch our first charity bike ride.

On Saturday 18th April 2020, Ospreys will take on the Dragons at the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day. All tracks lead to Cardiff, as the same day we will be holding our first charity bike ride from the Liberty Stadium to the home of Welsh Rugby in time for the big derby!

Riders over the age of 14 of all abilities can get involved in supporting the cause in this unique cycling experience. The route will consist of around 2,000 feet of climbing and riders will be fully supported along the journey. Training events and briefings will all be arranged in the new year in preparation for the big event. We will also be holding an open evening to all those who have registered an interest in the event to hand out more information.

Community Foundation Manager, Tom Sloane, said: “It’s great for the team to get involved with White Rock Events and launch our first bike ride. The guys at White Rock have a great track record in holding these charity bike rides, so it’s fantastic for us to be involved and have our own all in aid of Ospreys in the Community. We’re extremely passionate about our four core values as an organisation and along with our #MoreThanRugby this event will really showcase what we promote. Being inclusive as a team, improving health and reaching out into other sports.”

White Rock Events have a wide range of successful past charity events under their belts, including their “Ride to the Rugby in aid of Ty Hafan” which saw cyclists travel from Cardiff to Paris in time for France v Wales in the opening round of the Six Nations back in January this year.

Andrew Jones, Director at White Rock Events said: "We are delighted to be working with our local Region and supporting the Community Foundation. The ride promises to be a unique experience and hopefully topped off with an Ospreys victory."

For the first time at Judgement Day, the Ospreys will be the host region at the game so riders will cycle from home to home. Starting their journey at the Liberty Stadium, riders will make the 45-mile journey to the Principality Stadium. The Ospreys will be providing every rider with a unique cycling shirt only available to people who sign up for the Ride.

Each rider will be asked to raise a minimum of £250 each, with all proceeds going to fund key charitable activity for Ospreys in the Community. They will then receive tickets to Judgement Day, food on arrival and a goodie bag as a thank you for their valiant efforts. Once they’ve arrived riders will be welcomed onto the Principality Stadium pitch for a pre-match photo and give supporters the chance to congratulate them for their hard efforts.

To register your interest in taking part, please fill in the form here.

Ospreys in the Community is a not-for-profit foundation working in close partnership with Ospreys Rugby. We share a strong relationship and form a key part of the Ospreys’ Strategy.  We operate independently to the professional rugby organisation.

 Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable foundation and harness the power of the Ospreys to make a positive difference in our communities. We hope to encourage boys and girls of all ages and abilities to make positive life choices.

We work to improve lives by working with others to create a range of programmes that sit within our four core values: education, health, sport, and inclusion.

Over the next few years, we aim to engage with over 50,000 people each year and become an organisation that provides sustainable and enjoyable programmes throughout Ospreylia.