The challenger, Richard, will be cycling in the third stage of the ride which spans from Sanluca to Lisbon, a total distance of 640km with a 5,007m climb. Richard commented on the event saying, “If work doesn’t kill me then this might!”
RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on the values of rugby, through which they aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.
Dallaglio Rugby Works place coaches in local Alternative Provision, where they work hand in hand with local teaching staff, using the values of rugby to help develop a wide range of essential skills for these permanently excluded teenagers.
“I want people to stop and think about the many great challenges teenagers face. There are many underlying causes of challenging behaviour that can lead to students being excluded from mainstream education. And, for whatever that reason, I don't believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society too.” Richard Wilson, January 2020.
You can support the charity and Richard in this gruelling fundraiser by donating online at - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardWilson104
This event has been rescheduled due to COVID19 please see update