- The Dallaglio Cycle Slam comes to Twickeham on February 27
- Former England captain sets of on Stage 4 the following day
Photo: RFU Archive
As part of the 2,800km ride across Europe to raise £1m for charity, Lawrence Dallaglio and fellow cyclists will be starting Stage 4 at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, February 28, the day after the RBS 6 Nations England versus Ireland match.
The former England captain pedaled out of Rome on February 12 to start the Dallaglio Cycle Slam and raise money for Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation, which helps support the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
Dallaglio will cycle around the pitch at Twickenham before England play Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations and set off for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff the next day.
He will be joined on that leg of the journey by approximately 50 other participants, including former England collegues Josh Lewsey and Jason Leonard.
The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is taking place over the course of a month and will see a team cycling through all of the RBS 6 Nations countries, taking in each of the international rugby stadia along the way.
The aim is to raise at least £1million, to be split equally between Sport Relief and the newly formed Dallaglio Foundation, whose beneficiaries also include Cancer Research, DebRA, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Help for Heroes and the RPA Benevolent Fund.
Dallaglio said: "Since I hung up my international boots, I have had to watch the RBS 6 Nations wishing I was still on the pitch. This is my own new way of taking on Europe and I am sure it will hurt just as much.
"We’ve got a long way to go but at the back of all our minds is the fantastic charities we are doing this for – Sport Relief and my Dallaglio Foundation – I encourage everyone to get behind us and donate online."
Paul Vaughan, RFU Business Operations Director, said: "We are delighted to support Lawrence in this fantastic endeavour which will benefit many great causes including the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
"Alongside a host of celebrity names, Simon Kemp, Terry Burwell and Dave Tennison from the RFU are taking part and we wish them all luck. I hope people will donate online or on the day to support the Dallaglio Cycle Slam as the money raised will really make a difference."
"As part of our support, the Virgin Active Classic Health Club at Twickenham will be providing changing facilities for the cyclists when they arrive on Friday, which will be followed by a drinks reception in The London Marriott Twickenham."
Visit www.dallagliocycleslam.com for more information about this epic ride and to donate, go to http://www.justgiving.com/dallagliocycleslam and sponsor Lawrence.