On the 12th February 2010, I will be cycling from Rome to Murrayfield, taking in Paris, Twickenham, Cardiff and Dublin along the way. I know that 2,800km on a bike sounds like a crazy idea but it’s a challenge I’ve set myself to raise funds for Sport Relief and my recently established Dallaglio Foundation.

I'll be in the saddle for 26 days over 5 stages and will be joined by over 200 fund raising cyclists and as the tour coincides with the RBS 6 Nations Tournament, we will be taking in each of the international rugby stadia along the way. The ride will start in Rome during the weekend of the Italy – England game. From the home of the gladiators we will head to the Stade de France to take in a little Parisian culture and perhaps a ricard or two before heading to Twickenham HQ in time for the England – Ireland match two weeks later. The ‘peloton’ will then visit the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Lansdowne Road in Dublin before heading for the final destination namely Murrayfield in Edinburgh in time for the Scotland v England match. 

Many celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment will be joining me to share the pain, and our friends at GB Cycling have agreed to provide us with technical advice. Sport Relief have both agreed to feature the Challenge from start to finish so please look out for the many other opportunities to donate money.

Aside from what I am sure will be an enormous amount of fun, my main goal is to raise £1m with net proceeds split evenly between Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation, whose beneficiaries include CRUK, DebRA, Leukaemia Reseach, Help for Heroes and the RPA Benevolent Fund.
This adventure is the latest in a long line of projects that the Dallaglio Foundation has been working towards in its inaugural year. I set up the Foundation following the death of my mother Eileen, who lost her courageous battle with cancer in December 2008, and have already helped to raise over £600,000 for Cancer Research through our prestigious charity party, entitled 8Rocks, which took place in November 2009.
With your help I believe we can raise significant funds for both Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation, so please dig deep!!
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Sport Relief

Sport Relief

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Sport Relief is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events. It brings the nation together to get active, raise cash & change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both in the UK and abroad. Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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Donations 420

Lawrence, on behalf of the whole JustGiving team, congratulations for winning this year's Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year Award!

Donation by Jack Sheldon on 22/02/11


We hey, I hope I have just pushed you over your target with this, and I would like to congratulate you and the guys for everything, well done

Donation by Benjamin Miles on 19/06/10

Amazing achievement. Well done to all who rode.

Donation by Meryl on 05/06/10


+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/04/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Well done to al the cyclists fromTimothy James & Partners

Donation by Richard Relton on 27/04/10


+ £98.72 Gift Aid

For many years you were my hero on the field. Thank you for going on with it!

Donation by Juan Pablo Rostra on 26/04/10


Some additonal support for the cause

Donation by James Webb on 22/04/10


+ £19.74 Gift Aid

I waited in the rain to cheer you on for hours. Unfortunately I was on the wrong road! I'm distraught!

Donation by Simonetta on 14/04/10

All credit to you for not only raising the amount of money you have, but how you raised that money. Long live the Dallaglio Cycle Slam.

Donation by Michelle Stapleton on 02/04/10

Love the endurance cycle challenge, well done on completing

Donation by Andy Spooner - @andy5900 on 01/04/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done. All round a great event.

Donation by John Whitehurst on 30/03/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Brilliant work Michelle, what a star!

Donation by sally watts on 28/03/10


Brilliant idea; perfect execution. Now you deserve a rest at - be our guests!

Donation by Greg McDonald (B80) on 26/03/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done for raising so much money, and for promoting cycling

Donation by Stefan, Jane, Alex and Lola on 25/03/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done, fantastic effort Lawrence.

Donation by Nick Hughes on 25/03/10

Fantastic effort well done everyone, Duncan and Linda Stewart

Donation by Linda Stewart on 24/03/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

well done lawrence and the gang. was truly inspired by such an awesome feat. thx for being legends

Donation by Sean Sankey on 22/03/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

And the money keeps coming in!

Donation by Rob Sterry on 22/03/10


Donation by Ian Holmes on 22/03/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

CONGRATULATIONS AMICO!! well done Lol great achievement x

Donation by lino carbosiero on 22/03/10


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congratulations Lol!! Love from Pisa and Nicholls xx

Donation by Lisa Greenaway on 22/03/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Congratulations on the ride.

Donation by David Rolfe on 22/03/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

well done you bunch of nutters sharpey

Donation by clive sharpe on 22/03/10

Met Andrew Croker yesterday; he told us what a great time they all had, so well done, folks!

Donation by Charlie Munn on 22/03/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Patricia Yeldham on 22/03/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£40,370.18
  • Offline donations£34,200.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£74,570.18
  • Gift Aid£6,287.91

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