Richard Freeman

Charity

Dallaglio Cycle Slam
Dallaglio RugbyWorks delivers an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained Education, Enjoyment or Training.
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Richard Freeman's 2016 Cycle Slam

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Richard Freeman

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I have decided to sign up as a Core Rider for the Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2016 and am cycling 1,861.2km through Spain, France, Mallorca and Ibiza, climbing 32285m along the way!

The Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2016 is raising money for a project that Lawrence Dallaglio set up through the Dallaglio Foundation over a year ago called RugbyWorks

RugbyWorks uses rugby to transform the aspirations of disengaged young people: 14 to 16 year olds at increased risk of long-term unemployment, criminality and imprisonment. They aim to make a profound impact on the marginalised lives of those excluded from mainstream education – increasing self-worth, improving life skills and boosting employability.

Working in Pupil Referral Units, they give young people the practical support, experience and ability that helps them believe and invest in the possibility of a better future. Often for the very first time.

They don’t expect that to happen overnight. Which is why it’s important they’re central to each school’s curriculum – so they can build long-term relationships. A small group of just 10 young people per school get to know their coaches over 30 weeks per year, for two years.  They currently do this in London, Newcastle, Bristol and the Rhondda Valley.

Why do they do this? Because they know there are a huge range of factors leading to students being excluded from mainstream education. And, whatever that reason, they don’t believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society too.

Although cycling around 100km a day for 5 days will be a challenge, it is not nearly as tough as some of the challenges their young people face on a daily basis, which is why I am determined to raise £15,000 from this event.

Please donate generously so I can make a positive change to more young people's lives.

Many thanks for your support.

Recent donors

22.07.16 Cheers Richard! From the lads on the stag Do!! Murph.

11.07.16 From the Centre Court team

05.07.16 Good luck.

24.06.16 Hell of a job. Well done does not cover it! J

21.06.16 Very well done - you can get back on the Bass now! M

17.06.16 Congratulations, so very proud of you and all you have achieved! Back to the real hard work on Monday... In the office!

09.06.16 I just hope that the Lycra is providing as much support.....

06.06.16 Good luck Richard - hope it goes well! Colin and all at Inspire and Warwick Road Financial Services

05.06.16 Richard you are stark raving mad - but a brilliant cause. Respect!

03.06.16 What a crazy thing to do, best wishes!

01.06.16 All the best Richard

31.05.16 Good luck dad!

29.05.16 Good luck Richard!! Pedal hard and enjoy! All the best, Lucy xx Lucy xx

27.05.16 Well done Richard. Good luck.

26.05.16 Good luck el padre! Be safe and do the Griswolds proud! Lots of love, Anna xxx

26.05.16 Good luck Dad! Have a great time, Love Georgie x

26.05.16 Pedal hard and pad up. With you in spirit, but in the Delauney mainly. best, martin

24.05.16 I concede that 1150 miles, even on a bike, is going to be harder than my 26. Good luck

24.05.16 Good luck Richard, we will be thinking of you. Have a safe trip, and drink lots of water! Much love, Marie, hector, Louis, Oscar, Freya, Tinks Xxx

24.05.16 Best of luck, take good care and come home safely.

24.05.16 Best of luck, a serious impressive effort drinking all that beer (oh... and the peddling stuff as well)

24.05.16 I'm so jealous - good luck.

23.05.16 Good luck RF - looking forward to hearing how well you coped with this massive challenge when you go on and on and on about it afterwards... Cheers!

19.05.16 Good luck to you and the team Richard

19.05.16 Best of Luck

£37,250.00

Running total

Target:
£15,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£41,950.00
Total donors:
137
Last donor:
Murph
22.07.16  
Offline fundraising:
£15,050.00