Simon Brazier


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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Simon Brazier's 2016 Cycle Slam

Simon Brazier

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I have decided to sign up for the Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2016 and am cycling 762km around Mallorca and Ibiza with 11,182m of climbing.

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 7 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 £3,000 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

01.07.16 Well done, Sorry its late. All the best, C

27.06.16 Great effort! Late donation not because I didn't believe you could do it ;-)

22.06.16 800km cycle race....ah yes the sign of the start of a mid life crisis. I should know I've been in one for the past 10 years! All the best David

16.06.16 Sorry it is late! Great effort - sounds horrific!!

15.06.16 Best of luck!

14.06.16 Best of luck Simon - hope you survive to the end.

13.06.16 Great effort Simon!

13.06.16 Brilliant, go for it Simon

11.06.16 what a great experience, well done simon

10.06.16 Good effort

10.06.16 Good luck Simon. We're off to Mallorca next weekend, so can pick up your bike if it all proves too much.

10.06.16 Impressive. Enjoy the hills

10.06.16 You've made my 5k last night look even more pathetic! Good Luck!!!

09.06.16 Good luck Simon!

09.06.16 I'm sure Magaluf won't know what hit it. Maybe there will be a lycra craze.

09.06.16 Well done Simon. Steer clear of those ditches....

09.06.16 Is Mallorca really that big? I had no idea


09.06.16 Gooooo Simon! have an amazing time riding your bike around beautiful Spain. Dan and Daryl

09.06.16 Good luck Simon!

09.06.16 Well done Simon! Enjoy the party afterwards!

09.06.16 Childs play compared to my half ;-)..good luck!

08.06.16 I am sure you will soon be the equivalent of Shadrick in the Iberian cycling community! Good luck and great cause.

26.05.16 Well done Simon - sounds like a great event!

18.05.16 Best of Luck!!


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