What is The Great Rugby Cycle?

The inaugural Great Rugby Cycle 2019 covered 1,133 miles in March 2019 from John O’Groats to Land’s End in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic had to be postponed for a year. The Great Rugby Cycle 2021 will cover over 1000 miles in an anti-clockwise direction around Ireland in eleven days from 1st until the 11th April 2021. Taking in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer, the peloton will be joined along the route by rugby legends helping to raise awareness and funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

THE LONG WAY! 1,133 MILES Around the Island of Ireland

  • Scenic route avoiding the main roads to take in some of the most picturesque scenery the ‘Emerald Isle’ has to offer.
    ▪ Fully supported cycle lead by experienced riders with mechanical assistance.
    ▪ Full nutritional support on the ride.
    ▪ Cycle with and get to know some legends from the world of rugby.

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Who setup the Charity?

Doddie Weir OBE is one of rugby’s most recognizable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997, and won championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons.



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