Events Webb Ellis Cycle Pilgrimage: The Close to Menton

Webb Ellis Cycle Pilgrimage: The Close to Menton

Event Date: Monday 03 July 2023 @
End Date: Sunday 16 July 2023

A cycle pilgrimage from the birthplace of rugby football to where William Webb Ellis is buried in Menton, France.

A core group of cyclists will be continuing on from Twickenham all the way via the Stade de France to Menton. This 1,000 mile challenge will take these hardy cyclists 14 days and will be to raise funds and awareness for:

  • Matt Hampson Foundation which does amazing work to inspire and support young people who have been seriously injured through sport.
  • Our own 1823 bursary fund which is in honour of Webb Ellis who was a bursary student. The bursary will offer means-tested places at Rugby School for boys or girls who show significant promise and aptitude for sport and a commitment to Rugby Football, with up to 100% of fees and essential extras available.

All amounts raised through donations will be split 50/50

Updates of the cycle tour will be shared on our social media channels @rugbyschool1567 #rugby200