Ride of the Lions 2013 (I was part of the executive team which put this together and started the ball rolling with QBE)
The ride will carry the Official Lions Tour Match Ball from Melbourne to Sydney. The ride finishes with an attempt to break the World record for longest bike bus/peloton in Heffron Park, Sydney, with Sydney cyclists of all ages being invited to participate in this short bike ride, that we hope will lead to a new World Record.
The current record is held at 639 riders.
Former Rugby rugby stars riding the ROTL 2013 include: Wallabies: Simon Poidevin, Warwick Waugh, Andrew Heath, Matt Cockbain and for the Lions: Peter Winterbottom, Mike Teague, Roger Uttley, Tyrone Howell.
The ride can be followed live on the twitter feed @ROTL2013 and the Ride of the Lions tracking site HERE.
The ride has been made possible by QBE. Renault Australia have kindly stepped in and supplied and wrapped all of the support vehicles. Other sponsors include BLM-Law, Chain Reaction Cycles, Champion System and Lions Rugby Tours.
Donations can be made to the British & Irish Lions Team to Walking With The Wounded or the Australian Wallabies Team who are fundraising for Red Kite.