Duo to kick off World Cup year
Duo to kick off World Cup year

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off at Canterbury on Saturday – on two wheels.  

Ron Rutland and James Owens are making a massive charity cycle ride of over 20,000 metres, from London to Tokyo, arriving in the Japanese capital in time for the start of RWC.

The first leg of their long distance journey, which will take in 23 countries, ends at the city rugby club on Saturday afternoon. February 2nd.

They will be accompanied by a group of riders, the fastest of which are expected to arrive at the club’s Marine Travel Ground around 2.30pm, 30 minutes before the kick off in Canterbury’s National 2 South game against Redruth.

The riders will join players and supporters in the clubhouse to watch the Ireland v England Six Nations game which starts at 4.45pm.

Ron and James’s journey will raise money for ChildFund Pass It Back, the official charity of the Rugby World Cup tournament and its logistics partner DH.

As well as promoting the game of rugby. Joining them at the club will be All Black World Cup winner John Kirwan, DHL’s ambassador for the RWC 2019.

More details can be found at: www.racetowrc.com