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Supporters of Salisbury Rugby join #ridingrugby peloton

Riding Rugby is a unique event that celebrates the famous route taken to celebrate the news that Nelson had won the Battle of Trafalgar back in 1805.

Whether you are a serious cyclist, or fancy getting a group together to enjoy a fun day out, there is an option for everyone. 

The ride is taking place on Saturday 15th July 2017 and will start and finish at the club, and has been organised to support the All Change project.


Salisbury RFC #ridingrugby peloton

There are two main rides that are being used for the Salisbury RFC #ridingrugby peloton, which are elements of the ten Ride the Trafalgar Way rides taking place over the weekend of 15th-16th July 2017.

Spartiate is a 59 mile ride taking in the Winterbourne’s, West Grimstead, Fordingbridge, Cranborne, Sixpenny Handley and the Chalk Valley.

Sovereign is a 93 mile ride taking in the Winterbourne’s, West Grimstead, Fordingbridge, Cranborne, Wimborne, Blandford Forum, Sixpenny Handley and the Chalk Valley.

To celebrate Salisbury Rugby’s participation, the rides will have a special start and finish at Salisbury RFC. where riders will meet and cycle to Bishop Wordsworth’s School on Exeter Street, before officially commencing the ride.

On Friday 14th July there will be a pre-ride pasta party and registration evening at the club. Keep your eyes on the club notice board and social media posts for more details coming very soon.


What is Ride the Trafalgar Way?

Ride the Trafalgar Way Event Director, Jim Bellinger, is a former regular Salisbury RFC 1st XV player and professionally has been the route manager for 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart - Stage 1, Velothon Wales and Velo Birmingham. 

Ride the Trafalgar Way is a celebration of a journey taken in 1805 by Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière, when he carried dispatches about the news of the British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Nelson. Lapenotiere’s journey between Falmouth and the Admiralty, London was by horse and carriage and took 37 hours.

In a modern twist Ride the Trafalgar Way is a 24hour cycling challenge with a total ten different rides available to ride, see Events for more details.

All Ride the Trafalgar Way rides are named after British ships that were involved at the Battle of Trafalgar.


How to get involved?

Speak to Josh Green or a member of the All Change committee to enter the ride.  Entry for either ride is £25.00. You will be given a special and unique Salisbury RFC code to use at the end of the registration process. 

Riders must be 16 or above on the 15th July 2017. A responsible adult must accompany under 18’s. 

The ride will be registered with British Cycling.

Please note Salisbury RFC has been given a very special price to take part in these rides, that is not published on the Ride the Trafalgar Way website. 

Once you have you have paid to enter and received your unique Salisbury RFC code visit either Spartiate or Sovereign and click on the ‘Enter now’ button, select either Spartiate or Sovereign from the list of rides, complete your personal details and then enter your unique code at the ‘check out’. 

If you would prefer to take part in one of the other rides taking place over the same weekend 15th -16th July 2017 and raise money for the ‘All Change’ Project, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your name, contact details and the ride your would like to take part in.

Like Trafalgar Way on Facebook or Follow on Twitter and remember to use #ridingrugby in your social media posts.


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