CRFC London to Paris Bike Ride Fund Raiser


Next week on 12th July, a group (10) of the club’s current and retired Rugby players are cycling London to Paris. The aim is to raise money for two causes close to our heart:

1)      The Royal Trinity Hospice, where one of Chiswick’s former coaches Rocky Skinner spent his last days bravely battling cancer.

2)      The Chiswick RFC clubhouse to aid the development of our Senior and Junior sides.

The team will be starting from the clubhouse in West London and will head to the former and historical home of French Rugby, Parc des Princes in Paris. This is a gruelling 327 kilometres which the team aims to complete with 3 days of constant riding (minus the odd sleep). Not much of a task for fit and young rugby players you may think, but they can assure you it’ll be tough! Sam Biss, one of the key ride organisers feels the boys are ready – “Preparations for the big day are almost complete. The organising committee are working through the final nuts and bolts, leaving no stone unturned to ensure the riders are well looked after and the event goes smoothly. Training is more or less over, and in classic CRFC style it’s been a mixed bag. Some of the lads have been racking up the miles, whereas some are choosing to rely on their natural fitness and sheer bloody mindedness to get them to Paris. Either way we’ll be working hard as a team out on the road to ensure all levels enjoy the ride and make the distance.”

THE BOYS NEED YOUR HELP THOUGH!!! Sam continued – “It’s been a solid but unspectacular start to the fundraising effort. We’re still working hard on that front, but any support for our wonderful causes from club members, supporters or the Chiswick community is hugely appreciated by everyone involved.” Please get behind our boys at

We wish our boys a safe and successful journey. Pack that Chamois cream and good luck to:

  • Sam Biss
  • James Palmowski
  • Ben Cattliff
  • Dan Purkiss
  • Dan Sutherland
  • Rory McLaughlin
  • Ben Wassell
  • Tom Muskett
  • Niall Skinner
  • Jon Lovell

Thanks to support riders AKA butlers on 4 wheels:

  • Dan Godfrey
  • Simon Hallett

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