Sports Office’ Client Manager Chris Tuson is facing a gruelling, five-day charity bike ride to the capital, as part of ‘Rugby League Cares Ride 2 Wembley‘ challenge.
The 340-mile trip will be completed over a series of daily stages, which vary between 50 and 90 miles. The ride is to raise funds for the Rugby League Cares charity. It supports past and present players with health and wellbeing and contributes to the game’s heritage and culture projects.
The journey to Wembley begins on Monday 19th August and ends four days later, on the eve of the Challenge Cup Final. A group of 25 riders will depart from Rugby League’s northern heartlands on their epic off-road journey. They will face some of the UK’s toughest terrain, heading south on forest trails, canal towpaths, green lanes and by-ways.
And former Super League player Chris has revealed how he was motivated to become involved, after the charity supported him when his career with Wigan Warriors and Hull FC finished.
He said: “ Rugby League Cares has been great in helping me set-up my life after professional sport. They helped with medical treatments, education and my professional development over the years. I am delighted to be part of the 2019 Ride 2 Wembley’ challenge.”
Riders taking part aim to complete their challenge at the Rugby League Legends statue at Wembley Stadium on Friday afternoon. Just in time to rest up before the 2019 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.
You can follow Chris Tuson’s Journey to Wembley and donate to Rugby League Cares by clicking here.