Incredible Cyclists Raise Over £100K in Epic Rugbytots Stadium Tour cycle from Exeter to Cardiff
In an awe-inspiring display of determination and athleticism, a group of remarkable cyclists embarked on an ambitious three-day journey, spanning over 130 kilometres each day, to tour various stadiums. The ride kicked off at the renowned Sandy Park stadium in Exeter and concluded at the iconic Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
As the dust settled on this incredible cycling achievement, the fundraising tally reached an impressive milestone of over £100,000 and continues to rise. This substantial sum was raised to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage , making the effort even more worthwhile.
The intrepid cyclists, including Max Webb, the founder of Rugbytots, and Ginny Troughton, Wooden Spoon’s Fundraising and Marketing Executive, completed their formidable journey on Sunday, September 3rd after a gruelling three days in the saddle.
Day 1 – Exeter to Congresbury
Day one saw the cyclists covering a staggering 131.63 km, with a demanding elevation gain of 1427 meters. They kicked off their journey with the heartfelt support of the Wooden Spoon Devon committee at Sandy Park. As the riders braced themselves for the treacherous Cheddar Gorge ascent, the excitement was palpable. Thanks to motivational messages from dedicated ambassadors, they conquered the gorge and reached Congresbury, tired but determined for what lay ahead.
Day 2 – Bath and Beyond
Day two stretched over 137.35 km and featured a formidable elevation gain of 1574 meters. Spirits remained high as the cyclists embarked on a journey that took them to Ashton Gate, where they had the privilege of walking on the pitch. The ride to Bath was a relatively flat affair, but leaving the city proved to be an uphill battle, with steep climbs that made Cheddar Gorge seem like a mere warm-up. The riders were met by the Gloucester Sport Foundation at Kingsholm, capping off a gruelling day.
Day 3 – The Final Push to Cardiff
The anticipation grew as the cyclists approached the finish line on day three, covering 117.11 km with an elevation gain of 1075 meters. With just two hills left to conquer, the riders were in high spirits. The sun even made a welcome appearance as they entered Cardiff. The sense of accomplishment was palpable, knowing that their efforts had raised over £100,000 for Wooden Spoon.
A massive congratulations is in order for every single rider who participated in this extraordinary event. Their achievement, both individually and collectively, is a testament to the power of community, determination, and the spirit of giving back.
We can’t thank Rugbytots enough for their support and organising such an epic cycle to raise funds for Wooden Spoon. It’s not too late to donate. Please show your support and donate here