International stars saddle up for le Tour de Rugby League Cares

International stars saddle up for le Tour de Rugby League Cares

Rugby League Cares is delighted to announce the ‘signing’ of two international stars to the team of riders who will take on the charity’s toughest-ever fundraising challenge in June, le Tour de Rugby League Cares.

British rugby league’s most capped player and recent Rugby League Hall of Fame inductee Adrian Morley, and former Great Britain three-quarter Nathan McAvoy have both signed up for the 500-mile trans-European challenge.

Le Tour de Rugby League Cares is a six-day ride from France’s wild Atlantic coast at Biarritz to the Mediterranean beaches near Perpignan and will provide a fierce test of the riders’ fitness, stamina and resolve.

Adrian and Nathan both completed RL Cares’s epic American cycling challenge, the Empire State 500 last June, which raised almost £40,000 for the charity.

Chris Rostron, the Head of RL Cares, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Adrian and Nathan to le Tour de Rugby League Cares peloton, it’s fantastic that former players of their calibre recognise the important work we do and are prepared to go the extra mile to help.

“The presence of these internationals adds genuine stardust to our fundraising adventure, which will create special memories for everyone involved, as well as generating the funds we need to continue making a positive difference to the lives of people across rugby league communities.”

The grand depart of le Tour Rugby League Cares takes place from Biarritz on Sunday June 11 when the riders will head east on a challenging route over the next six days before arriving on the Mediterranean beaches at Canet-en-Rousillon near Perpignan on Friday afternoon.

Along the way, the routes passes through towns and cities with a rich rugby league tradition, including St Gaudens, Toulouse, Limoux, Carcassonne and Perpignan, home of Catalans Dragons.

To support the work of RL Cares, please sponsor any of our fundraising heroes via the ride’s dedicated Justgiving page