Boiler Central stoked to sponsor le Tour de Rugby League Cares

Boiler Central stoked to sponsor le Tour de Rugby League Cares

Rugby League Cares is pleased to announce Boiler Central as an associate sponsor of the charity’s amazing fundraising cycling challenge, le Tour de Rugby League Cares.

The Wakefield-based company have revolutionised the boiler industry and established a UK-wide reputation as innovative leaders in the field in the supply and installation of all types of domestic boilers.

As associate sponsors, Boiler Central will feature prominently on the official jersey worn by all the riders on le Tour de Rugby League Cares, an epic 500-mile trans-European cycle ride from France’s Atlantic coast at Biarritz to the Mediterranean beaches at Canet-en-Rousillon near Perpignan.

Boiler Central will also be represented on the ride by their head honcho, James Elston, a former York and Dewsbury player who is maintaining his long-term support for the work of Rugby League Cares.

James is one of only two people to have ridden every single mile of every long-distance ride the charity has organised since the first adventure in 2017, a ride from Headingley to Wembley Stadium.

RL Cares Partnerships Manager Nav Uppal said: “We are delighted to welcome Boiler Central as an associate sponsor of what is our biggest and most important fundraising initiative of the year.

“Just as our rides have become more challenging and ambitious every year, Boiler Central’s business has gone from strength to strength, and we are pleased to have a company of their stature with us for what will be a memorable journey for all involved.”

James Elston has also committed to meet the minimum £2,000 fundraising limit as one of the riders and is looking forward to getting back in the saddle for a great cause.

“Boiler Central are thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of this fantastic challenge and to help RL Cares raise the funds it needs to continue its important support for some of the most vulnerable people in rugby league communities,” said James.

“The challenges get tougher every year: I rode the Empire State 500 with RL Cares in 2022 and thought it couldn’t get tougher than that, but now we’re looking at cycling across the width of Europe.

“We haven’t been told what the route is yet but looking at a map I’m sure there won’t be many flat sections!”

Le Tour de Rugby League Cares starts in Biarritz on Sunday June 11 and concludes at Canet on Friday June 16. Along the way, the route visits towns and cities with a rich rugby league heritage and passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in rural France.

Please support the work of RL Cares by sponsoring James or any of the other riders involved in le Tour de Rugby League Cares via the event’s official justgiving page.