The Ride Of The Lions is the ultimate rugby/cycling union, who last year took a number of ex British and Irish Lions and ex Australian Wallabies rugby union players to their bikes to cycle 600 miles across Australia to deliver the match ball for the 3rd Test. This year, the team have harnessed the energy and atmosphere of their previous success to create The Triple Crown: a 1000km journey by bike between four world famous British and Irish Rugby Stadiums. The epic event will last seven days, starting 22 June, in the name of Walking With The Wounded.
Starting at Twickenham Stadium in London, 150 riders will take to their bikes and ride a route of vast proportions, crossing 620 miles over land and sea to reach each stage: firstly the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, then the Aviva Stadium in Dublin before ending triumphantly at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
Each of the 10 British and Irish Lions will lead a team of 15 cyclists, including Walking With The Wounded representatives, on this incredible tour and early registration makes for a better chance of getting to choose your leader. During the event, every competitor will receive full support and a training plan to use in the run-up preparations and all the live-action information will be covered by Walking With The Wounded and the Irish and British Lions twitter pages.
The Triple Crown was born after the success of the Ride Of The Lions‘ 600 mile journey across Australia, where 30 guys ‘of all shapes, sizes and cycling prowess’ combined to tackle high hills and higher temperatures to deliver the match ball for the 3rd Test of 2013, and the legendary Lions involved in the team so far are Peter Winterbottom, Mike Teague, Roger Uttley (OBE), Rob Henderson, Colin Charvis, Steve Bainbridge, Craig Chalmers and Roger Baird, supported by Ride Of The Lions ambassador Sir Ian McGeechan.
Click here to register now.