The Great Rugby Cycle logo

Covering 1,238 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in March 2019, The Great Rugby Cycle is a charity cycling event to raise funds and awareness for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The event will be a charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in March 2019, stopping at The Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club on Friday 15th March for a Scotland and world rugby legends golf event.

There will be six cyclists completing the whole event with me and we will be joined along the way by rugby legends, sports stars and celebrities from TV and film to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation.

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Join the peloton
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If you’d like any more information about this event, please get in touch by emailing ceo@royalbelfast.com

The charity

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation logo

Doddie Weir, the former Scotland and British and Irish Lions rugby player, revealed he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was launched in November 2017 and its aims are simple; to raise funds to aid research into the causes of MND and investigate potential cures and to support those affected by this devastating disease.

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The route

Monday 4th March 2019: John O’Groats to Royal Dornoch Golf Club (82 miles)
Tuesday 5th March 2019: Royal Dornoch Golf Club to Aviemore (72 miles)
Wednesday 6th March 2019: Aviemore to Dunkeld (78 miles)
Thursday 7th March 2019: Dunkeld to Edinburgh (84 miles)

Thursday 7th March 2019: Live Gen!us Rugby quiz and players Q&A night – Stewarts Melville RFC
If you wish to attend this event please contact ceo@royalbelfast.com

Friday 8th March 2019: Edinburgh to Melrose RFC (40 miles), Melrose RFC to Berwick RFC (38 miles)
Saturday 9th March 2019: Berwick RFC to Newcastle Falcons RFC (81 miles)
Sunday 10th March 2019: Newcastle Falcons RFC to Leeds RFC (111 miles)
Monday 11th March 2019: Leeds RFC to Nottingham RFC (85 miles)
Tuesday 12th March 2019: Nottingham RFC to Northampton Saints RFC (90 miles)
Wednesday 13th March 2019: Northampton Saints RFC to Theale (80 miles)
Thursday 14th March 2019: Theale to Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club (53 miles)

Thursday 14th March 2019: Live Gen!us Rugby quiz and players Q&A night – The Shack 68, Twickenham
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Friday 15th March 2019: Charity Golf Event – Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, Richmond
Scottish & World rugby legends charity golf event
£900 per team of 3

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Saturday 16th March 2019: Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club to Winchester (79 miles)
Sunday 17th March 2019: Winchester to Taunton (103 miles)
Monday 18th March 2019: Taunton to Camelford (88 miles)
Tuesday 19th March 2019: Camelford to Land’s End (74 miles)

Total miles: 1,238 (average 83 miles per day)

Players/stars supporting

Neil Back MBE

Neil Back MBE

Played flanker for England and the British and Irish Lions between 1994 and 2003.

66 England Caps / 5 B&I Lions Caps

Scott Hastings

Scott Hastings

Played centre for Scotland and the British and Irish Lions between 1986 and 1997.

64 Scotland Caps / 2 B&I Lions Caps

Rory Kerr

Rory Kerr

Played full back or wing for Scotland between 2001 and 2004.

3 Scotland Caps

Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans

Played wing for Scotland between 2008 and 2010.

10 Scotland Caps

Graeme Beveridge

Graeme Beveridge

Played scrum half for Scotland between 2000 and 2009.

6 Scotland Caps

Rory Lawson

Rory Lawson

Played scrum half for Scotland between 2006 and 2012.

31 Scotland Caps

Mike Tindall MBE

Mike Tindall MBE

Played outside centre for England between 2000 and 2011.

77 England Caps

Craig Minto Chalmers

Craig Minto Chalmers

Played stand off for Scotland.

60 Scotland Caps / 1 B&I Lions Cap

Bryan ‘Basil’ Redpath

Bryan ‘Basil’ Redpath

Played scrum half for Scotland.

60 Scotland Caps

Jim Calder

Jim Calder

Played flanker for Scotland and the British and Irish Lions between 1981 and 1985.

27 Scotland Caps

Simon Shaw MBE

Simon Shaw MBE

Played lock forward for England between 1996 and 2011.

71 England Caps / 2 B&I Lions Caps

Colin Gregor

Colin Gregor

Played for the Scotland rugby 7’s side between 2003 and 2015.

69 Competitions (1,694 points)

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Played for the Scotland 7’s side between 2012 and 2017.

34 Competitions (296 points)

Tim Visser

Tim Visser

Played wing for Scotland between 2012 and 2017.

33 Scotland Caps

Ollie Phillips

Ollie Phillips

Played for England 7’s.

Shaun Perry

Shaun Perry

Played scrum half for England between 2006 and 2007.

14 England Caps

Peter Winterbottom

Peter Winterbottom

Played flanker for England between 1982 and 1993.

58 England Caps

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Played flanker for Scotland between 2005 and 2017.

64 Scotland Caps

Gordon Bulloch

Gordon Bulloch

Played hooker for Scotland and the British and Irish Lions between 1997 and 2005.

75 Scotland Caps / 2 B&I Lions Caps

Ian Gough

Ian Gough

Played lock for Wales between 1998 and 2009.

64 Wales Caps

Bruce Reihana

Bruce Reihana

Played centre or fullback for New Zealand between 2000 and 2002.

3 New Zealand Caps

Stewart Campbell

Stewart Campbell

Played lock for Scotland between 1995 and 1998.

17 Scotland Caps

Jamie Ringer

Jamie Ringer

Played flanker for Wales in 2001.

2 Wales Caps

Graham Shiel

Graham Shiel

Played stand off and centre for Scotland between 1991 and 2000.

18 Scotland Caps

Carl Hogg

Carl Hogg

Played in the back row for Scotland between 1992 and 1994.

5 Scotland Caps

Fergus Wallace

Fergus Wallace

Played flanker for Glasgow Rugby.

Marcus Di Rollo

Marcus Di Rollo

Played centre for Scotland between 202 and 2007.

21 Scotland Caps

Simon Danielli

Simon Danielli

Played on the wing for Scotland between 2003 and 2012.

32 Scotland Caps

Ceri Sweeney

Ceri Sweeney

Played stand off for Wales between 2003 and 2007.

35 Wales Caps

Phil De Glanville

Phil De Glanville

Played centre for England between 1992 and 1999.

38 England caps

Tim Stimpson

Tim Stimpson

Played full back for England between 1996 and 2002.

19 England Caps / 1 B&I Lions Cap

Shaun Longstaff

Shaun Longstaff

Played wing for Scotland between 1998 and 2000.

15 Scotland Caps

Carl Hayman

Carl Hayman

Played prop for New Zealand between 2001 and 2007.

45 New Zealand caps

Tom May

Tom May

Played full back for England in 2009.

2 England caps

Martin Bayfield

Martin Bayfield

Played second row for England between 1991 and 1996.

34 England caps / 3 B&I Lions caps

Paul Doran-Jones

Paul Doran-Jones

Played prop for England in 2009.

6 England caps

Dean Ryan

Dean Ryan

Played back row for England in 1990.

6 England caps

Damien Hopley

Damien Hopley

Played centre for England in 1995.

3 England caps

Damien Cronin

Damien Cronin

Played second row for Scotland between 1988 and 1998.

45 Scotland caps

Paul Burnell

Paul Burnell

Played prop for Scotland between 1989 and 1999.

52 Scotland caps / 1 B&I Lions cap

Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

Played scrum half for England between 1995 and 2006.

77 England caps / 7 B&I Lion caps

Jason Oakes

Jason Oakes

Played for Newcastle Falcons in the Guinness premiership between 2006 and 2007.

Steve Bainbridge

Steve Bainbridge

Played back row for England between 1982 and 1987.

18 England caps

Daniel Scarbrough

Daniel Scarbrough

Played wing or full back for England between 2003 and 2007.

2 England caps

Georgie Bingham

Georgie Bingham

TV and Radio presenter.

Zoe Hardman

Zoe Hardman

TV presenter and actress.

Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker

English journalist and TV presenter.

Iwan Tukalo

Iwan Tukalo

Played wing for Scotland between 1985 and 1992.

37 Scotland caps

Max Evans

Max Evans

Played centre or wing for Scotland between 2008 and 2014.

29 Scotland caps

Simon Halliday

Simon Halliday

Played for England between 1986 and 1992.

23 England caps

Bruce Aitchison

Bruce Aitchison

Host for the Gen!us quiz night in Edinburgh.

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

Host for the golf event at Royal Mid-Surrey

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