In a nutshell, what's the Dallaglio Cycle Slam all about?
The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is Dallaglio RugbyWorks' largest fundraising event. It is a challenge that sees Lawrence Dallaglio, alongside 200 supporters, cycle to raise money for his charity.
To do so, he will cycle from Valencia in eastern Spain, down the Costa Blanca, through the stunning hills of Andalucía, across into Portugal towards Lisbon, which will be the final stop on this epic ride.
The target is to raise £1million for Dallaglio RugbyWorks. It will be raised via corporate sponsorship, fundraising events, private donations, entry fees and sponsorship funds raised by anyone who rides in the event.
How long is the journey, how long will it take and when does the event take place?
1,500km. It will take 20 days comprising 15 days of cycling, as well as rest/travel days. The Dallaglio Cycle Slam starts in Valencia, Spain on Sunday 21st June 2020 and will finish in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday 10th July 2020.
Which stages are hardest, and which the easiest?
All the stages are challenging in terms of distance and climbing. We will be releasing more information about each stage very shortly.
How will the journey be divided up?
It will comprise three stages. These will be:
- Valencia to Almeria, Spain
- Almeria to Seville, Spain
- Seville, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal
Will Lawrence be riding the entire distance?
Yes, he will - and so will 25 other 'core riders'.
Are any other well-known people going to take part in the ride?
Yes, they will be announced as they sign up, but will include former rugby players and a range of sporting and other celebrities.
What charities or project will benefit from the event?
The funds that are raised will go to the Dallaglio RugbyWorks programme - please see the About Us section of the website for detail.
Has Lawrence attempted anything like this before?
Yes, this will be his sixth Dallaglio Cycle Slam, raising money for the charity. He has been a core rider each time, which means he has participated in the full duration of the ride from start to finish.
Who is organising the Dallaglio Cycle Slam?
The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is being organised by Dallaglio RugbyWorks with the help and support of sport event specialists, J&N Consultants.
Project Manager: Georgie Dixon - firstname.lastname@example.org