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The Rugby Dash 2019 – 5th and 6th October

The inaugural Great Rugby Cycle 2019 covered 1,133 miles in March 2019 from John O’Groats to Land’s End in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 will cover over 1,000 miles in an anti-clockwise direction around Ireland leaving the Royal Belfast Golf Club on 5th April and returning eleven days later just in time to host a rugby legends golf event at The Royal Belfast Golf Club on Thursday 16th April.

The peloton will be joined along the route by rugby legends and sporting stars all supporting to raise awareness and funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

As a warm-up to the April 2020 event, some of the group will be completing ‘The Rugby Dash’ – cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head, covering 400 miles in 36 hours. ‘The Rugby Dash’ leaves Mizen Head on Saturday 5th October at 6am and the group plan to arrive at Malin Head by 6pm on Sunday 6th October.

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The cyclists

Budge Pountney

Budge Pountney

Played back row for Scotland from 1998 until 2002.

31 Scotland caps

Tiffany Brien

Tiffany Brien

Tiffany is a former Miss Northern Ireland winning the title in 2012. An Olympic standard Sailor Tiffany is always up for a challenge having completed a charity cycle from Belfast to Paris and latterly The Great Rugby Cycle in 2019 from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway

Stuart Thom

Stuart Thom

The organiser of this event and ‘The Great Rugby Cycle’ events hails from Melrose and played the odd game with Doddie, hence the connection.

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