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The Lewis Moody Western Front Way Cycle

Join Lewis Moody on a once in a lifetime cycle to celebrate the 20th Rugby World Cup!

Sign up for this epic bike ride challenge with England Rugby World Cup winners, Lewis Moody and Steven Thompson, along the 1000km Western Front Way.

The 7-day cycle challenge takes riders along the length of First World War trench lines from Switzerland to the Belgium coast and will coincide with the Rugby World Cup 2023. Along the route you will see and hear incredible stories of endurance and courage, and pass historic monuments and memorials, including; Kilometre Zero, Vimy Ridge, Thiepval and Verdun. As well as this we will take you to those for the fallen rugby players and sportsmen of the First World War. After celebrating the end of this challenge you will get to join Lewis at a live Rugby World Cup game in Lille – England vs Samoa!

The ride will be fully supported by Freedom Trails and the Western Front Way teams, includes hire of gravel bikes and a training day in the UK, starting at Twickenham as well as those tickets to the game in France. For pre-purchase information, explore the trail and highlights of the Western Front Way here

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity and to help fundraise for an incredible cause!

Only 16 places available so don’t miss out! 

Event details

When: 29th September – 8th October (Cycling 30 Sept – 6 Oct)

Where: France
Registration Fee:
£300 – non refundable

Sponsorship: min. £3,000 per person

Cost: approx £2,500 per person

What’s included:
  • All your accommodation – 3*
  • Breakfast, lunches and some dinners – Welcome night, Luneville and Celebration Dinner
  • England vs Samoa Game*
  • Transport  to and from the game
  • A training weekend
  • Hire of Gravel Bikes
  • Expert guides and support along the whole route
  • Historically audio guides along the way via the app
  • Technical support
  • Medical support
  • Briefings every morning from the tour leaders
  • Lewis Moody Foundation technical cycle jersey
  • Pick up and drop off of bikes
  • Fundraising support