The Shelter Cymru Challenge – February 5

Shelter Cymru Challenge Here’s something you don’t see every day – an event that combines cycling and rugby. But clear your minds of some insane two-wheeled scrum, The Shelter Cymru Challenge is four days of cycling designed to get you from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, in time to take your seat for the start of the RBS 6 Nations. The longest day is a ‘doable’ 65miles, the shortest around 35miles, but even if the weather proves challenging there’s a distraction in the shape of former Wales Captain and British Lions forward Colin Charvis who will be leading the way (or at least riding along…)


Each rider is asked to raise a minimum of £1,200 in sponsorship for Shelter and in return (apart from a great deal of satisfaction and some aching legs) participants get a ticket to the match, advice and training schedules prior to departure, a pre-ride training day, ferry crossing to Ireland, all accommodation + breakfast and specifically prepared meals throughout the day, all energy drinks whilst riding, return transport to Cardiff and a commemorative shirt…


Go on, you know you want to. Full details of the Shelter Cymru Challenge at


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