Wasps Launch 150th Anniversary Ride with Dallaglio Rugby Works

As part of Wasps’ 150th year Anniversary celebrations, the club will hold a 150 mile charity cycling challenge in September 2017. 

The event is taking place over two days on 30 September and 1 October, starting at Twickenham Stadium before making the 150-mile journey to the Ricoh Arena.

The Wasps 150 Anniversary Ride is designed to take in all of Wasps' iconic training and match-day grounds including Sudbury, Loftus Road and Adams Park before finishing at the 150th Anniversary fixture at the Ricoh Arena, which will be an Aviva Premiership clash.

The ride will contribute towards Wasps raising £50,000 for Dallaglio RugbyWorks – a programme set up by former club captain and Wasps director Lawrence Dallaglio to help disadvantaged 14 to 17 year-olds achieve sustained education, employment or training. 

For those wishing to take part there are two packages on offer. A high-end all-inclusive package is available to those keen cyclists who would like to take on the two-day ride from Twickenham Stadium, through the Chiltern hills to Warwickshire.

There will also be an exciting mass participation cycle on Sunday 1st October where riders of all abilities will have a chance to challenge themselves on an 46mile / 76km route from Banbury to the Ricoh Arena. Both cycles will finish with a lap of the Ricoh Arena pitch ahead of Wasps 150th Anniversary fixture. Details for both of these packages can be found below. 

On the first day of the challenge up to 30 riders will be joined by a string of Wasps legends to cycle 104 miles via Hampstead RFC, Loftus Road, Twyford Avenue and Adams Park, up towards Banbury where they will stop for the night.

Nick Eastwood, deputy chairman at Wasps, said: “Next season, our 150th Anniversary is going to be a truly historic occasion that we want people to remember and benefit from for many years to come.

“That’s why we are going to be working with three designated charities and will be organising a number of events.

“We are delighted to launch the first event of our 150th Anniversary year. Dallaglio Rugby Works have vast experience in organising charity cycle challenges and this certainly is a course to challenge any keen cyclist. We are also excited that the riders will finish the event with a lap of the Ricoh Arena pitch at our 150th Anniversary game.

“We’re hoping the cycle challenge will inspire others to get involved throughout the year and really make it a season to remember.”

Money raised from the cycle ride will enable teenagers around the UK to be taught teamwork, respect and discipline through the game of rugby.

Lawrence Dallaglio, who founded Dallaglio RugbyWorks in 2009, added: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the power that rugby can have in transforming attitude, behaviour and aspirations, so this is a cause that’s close to my heart.

“To see the club using its anniversary as a platform to help others is first class and we’re extremely grateful for their backing. The cycle ride looks set to be both a physical and emotional challenge, but one I’m looking forward to.”

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2 Day Wasps 150 Anniversary Ride

150mile / 243km Fully Supported ride over two days from Twickenham Stadium to the Ricoh Arena including:

  • Two night’s accommodation and dinner.
  • Full support crew including mechanical support, physio, masseur, doctor.
  • Ticket to Wasps 150th Anniversary fixture.
  • Wasps & Dallaglio Rugby Works 150 Ride Under Armour cycling shirt.
  • A chance to ride alongside some rugby Legends
  • A chance to ride around the Ricoh Arena pitch on matchday

£400 entry / £600 sponsorship

1 Day Wasps 150 Anniversary Ride

47mile / 76km supported ride from Banbury to the Ricoh Arena including:

  • Ticket to Wasps 150th Anniversary fixture.
  • A chance to ride around the Ricoh Arena pitch on matchday
  • Wasps & Dallaglio Rugby Works 150 Ride t-shirt.

£50 entry / £250 sponsorship 

There is also an opportunity to get more information or sign up for the ride when Dallaglio Rugby Works will be present in the Fan Village at the Aviva Premiership semi-final between Wasps and Leicester Tigers on Saturday 20th May, 5.15pm.