Ride to rugby

This year Ospreys in the Community will be holding their Ride to Rugby bike ride again, but this time it will be with a twist. All the riding will now take place in France which will allow more time to experience the country, this has always been the favourite part of all riders who have experienced the event previously.

The trip will begin with a coach trip from Cardiff to Calais and from there the bike ride to Paris will begin, closing with a trip to the Stade de France to cheer on Wales in their final Guinness Six Nations game.


The Schedule

Tuesday 14 March

You’ll depart The Principality Stadium by coach for your transfer to Calais.

Wednesday 15 March Calais to Arras. 77 miles - 1,000 feet elevation gain

Cycling through Northern France you will immediately start to enjoy the French Countryside. You’ll cycle close to the Belgian border and will quickly start to recognise some places from the history books.

Thursday 16 March Arras to Amiens. 60 miles - 1,400 feet elevation gain

You’ll be cycling through the Somme region of France and will be joined by a local historian who will let you know about the Welsh international rugby players who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War, including Johnnie Williams a triple Grand Slam winner and British Lion.

Friday 17 March Amiens to Paris. 80 miles - 2,000 feet elevation gain

Friday will be the final push into Paris with some cycling around the Arc de Triomphe.

Saturday 18 March

You’ll have some free time in Paris before heading to the Stadium in time for kick off.

Sunday 19 March

Return journey to South Wales, aiming to return by 7pm.


Sounds like something that interests you? Email Tom Sloane to find out more about pricing/fundraising at Tom.Sloane@ospreysrugby.com