All the bikes are packed up and on our wonderfully branded sponsors' Bidvest Logistics lorries! Already in the south of France, the rest of the crew are also setting off and hopefully will make it through France and the petrol strikes to welcome the core riders and Stage 1 riders in San Sebastian on Sunday 29th May. Thank you to Old Mutual Wealth for sponsoring Stage 1.

Our wonderful headline sponsor easyJet Holidays, will ensure that all our riders get to their stage safely and then the Dallaglio Cycle Slam will begin! It has been a year in the making and we are so grateful to the incredible team who have logistically pulled this together including Rob Mauchlen of J & N Consultants Ltd and Ben Wilson of Personal Best Cycling Services.

Many of the riders are kitted with their Boardman bikes to take on climbs like the Tourmalet and Cycle Republic mechanics will be following them throughout the event to ensure that burst tyres are fixed and brakes remain safe. We shall be fuelled by our ever reliable Catermasters and refreshed by BAM. And WAS have kindly donated an ambulance which we hope we won’t use! So we’re all set!

We are so proud of all our riders who have been training hard over the last few months and fundraising, some very innovatively, to ensure that we have hit the half a million pound mark before they set off.

The Dallaglio Foundation and all our young people wish you all the best and we look forward to congratulating you at the end.

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