ride to the rugby for
tŷ hafan

Cycle 217 miles to Paris and arrive in time for the Six Nations Wales V France on Saturday 18 March 2023

Ride to the rugby


14th – 19th March 2023


Cardiff to Paris



Registration fee


If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, then this is the challenge for you!

  • Want to be part of something pretty amazing?
  • Ready to set your mind on a goal and train towards  achieving it?
  • Are you a cyclist enthusiast?
  • Are you someone that only cycles to work or just leisurely?

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Ride to the Rugby is the definition of team work, camaraderie and blood, sweat and tears! Being part of a group of 50 riders where you’ll all share the same experience cycling 217 miles in brave conditions all while fundraising will really make a difference to a Tŷ Hafan family – this will be a memory that will stay with you forever. The event is slightly different to previous years where all the riding will now take place in France, which allows us to explore more of the country which has always been the favourite part of all riders who have experienced the event previously.

You will depart on Tuesday 14 March from the Principality Stadium via coach to Calais. Wednesday, you’ll wake up, have some breakfast in the accommodation and begin with 77 miles of cycling from Calais to Arras with a 1,000 feet elevation gain. Cycling through Northern France, you will immediately start to enjoy the French Countryside. You will cycle close to the Belgium border and will quickly start to recognise place names from history books. You’ll end your day in Arras arriving via Vimy Ridge.

It’s now day 2 of your cycling challenge and you are probably starting to have aches and pains but that won’t stop you completing 60 miles with a 1,400 feet elevation gain from Arras to Amiens. You’ll cycle through the Somme region of France and will be joined by a local historian where as a group, we will pay our respects to Welsh International Rugby players who made the ultimate sacrifice, during the great war, including Johnnie Williams a triple Grand Slam winner and British Lion

It’s day 3 and you’ve nearly completed the challenge, however you still have 80 miles of cycling with a 2,000 feet elevation gain from Amiens to Paris! With the finish in sight and the support of our team captains and support team, you’ll no doubt make it with smiles and some tears. As you head into Paris, you will conclude the final leg by cycling around the Arc de Triomphe, an incredible feeling this is

You’ll wake up on Saturday with a great sense of achievement and will fill yourself up with food before heading into Paris with some free time to spare before watching the game in the Stadium. Once Wales win… which we will of course, you’ll have the rest of the day/evening to enjoy the bars/restaurants in Paris before kipping down for the night ready to depart on the Sunday back to Cardiff…via coach of course!

The conditions may be cold but that makes this challenge all the more exciting! If you’re interested to find out more then email events@tyhafan.org or if you’re ready to commit to this event then please click the ‘take part’ link below.


“I never even owned a bike before this challenge, now I’m pro” – Lisa Williams

“At times I felt like stopping, but then I remembered why I started and who I was doing it for” – Ride to the Rugby 2019 participant


The cost to go on the trip is £1,500£1,000 of this covers the event costs and £500 is sponsorship. Your £200 non refundable registration fee goes towards this. It is up to you how you raise the funds to cover the cost, just remember if you are fundraising the full amount then you must inform your sponsors that the £1,000 is to cover the cost of you going on the trip – this must be clear to your supporters.

Thank you to our event sponsors CSG:

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