A decade ago, Jane was about to embark on her biggest ever challenge – an exhausting 4,200 mile ride across America.
Inspired by Jane’s remarkable courage and to mark this anniversary, her husband Mike has set The Appeal's biggest challenge to date. This summer Mike will cycle over 3,000 miles from the UK to Brazil to raise money for The Appeal.
Mike will be joined in the epic adventure by a team of supporters including TV presenter Charlie Webster and ex-Rugby League professionals Keith Senior and Paul Highton. The journey will take them from London’s Olympic Stadium to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro covering 90 miles a day with only one rest day in every seven.
Setting off on June 27th the team have 6 weeks to complete the challenge. Starting from London they will travel to Le Havre in France before pedalling their way to Lisbon, covering 1,231 miles of testing terrain. The team will then fly to Recife for the final stage of the challenge where they will cycle 1,600 miles along the Brazil coat to reach the finish line in Rio de Janeiro.
To read about Jane's story visit www.janetomlinsonappeal.com
Between now and the offical start date the team will be clocking up the training miles to prepare themselves for what is set to be an amazing yet challenging journey. Any support you can show the Appeal would be fantastic.
You can donate here or by texting JRTR70 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.
A share of the money raised from the Rio Challenge will also go to support Rugby League Cares, a dedicated charity supporting the Rugby League family and its local communities.
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