Charity fun(d)raising ride for ChildFund Rugby – 5th to 8th September 2023
Join the South African duo Ron Rutland and Adam Nunn for the final 3 days of their epic 25,000km Race to Rugby World Cup, a journey to raise funds for ChildFund Rugby and to deliver the official match whistle at the opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.
The Pedal to Paris is a fully supported and fun ride from Twickenham Stadium to Stade de France over 3 days. With very limited numbers and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend, with your fellow cyclists, the Opening Ceremony and blockbuster match between France and New Zealand on the 8th of September.
Not only will you accompany the official match whistle into Paris, but you will be creating incredible opportunities to change the lives of children in vulnerable communities through sport. Each rider commits to raising $1,000USD for ChildFund Rugby as part of their participation. These funds will go towards supporting young people to play, learn and grow. Once you have registered, you will receive information on how to set up your individual fundraising page through GivenGain and receive plenty of support from ChildFund to reach your fundraising target along the way.
Total distance: 300km
Total climbing: 1,400m
Duration: 4 days, 3 riding days
- Category 2 match day ticket to opening match of RWC 2023 (value €350)
- 3-day event entry
- 4 nights’ accommodation (on a 2 per room sharing basis)
- All meals
- Baggage forwarding
- Sports therapist team
- Channel crossing to France
- Stocked water tables, tea & coffee on the road
- Medical support
- Full-service corps technical support
- Bike return from Paris to the UK
- Supported ride groups with Hotchillee ride captains
- Rolling road closures & motorbikes outriders for final 40km into Paris
- Guided support to reach your fundraising target
About ChildFund Rugby
ChildFund Rugby partners to provide children and young people with opportunities to play, learn and lead. Using integrated rugby and life skills curricula, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities. Under ChildFund Australia’s guidance, all rugby for development programs contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against children, reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.