RWC Ride from Singapore to Tokyo
Who does the ride benefit?
The charitable bike ride intends to raise funds for four Asian based charities who are involved in rugby development. There is a Kickstarter setup of anyone who wants to contribute.
- The Asia Center Foundation (Phuket, Thailand)
- The Nicholson Memorial Fund (Singapore)
- The Nak Suu Academy (Bangkok)
- Kampuchea Balopp (Cambodia)
Who are the riders?
There are two riders on the RWC Ride from Singapore to Tokyo.
Jason is an Australian who has over ten years in creating factual films for Red Earth Films, Jason Bray Films and the Rugby Lovers Guide to Asia. These films include over 70 Rugby short films.
Gift runs Gift-Time Rugby Network which was created “to help push Rugby news and Rugby culture to those who are interested in Rugby. We believe that Rugby is more than just a game, more than just a sport, it’s a complete way of life. We want to keep people informed that Rugby is as much a serious sport, as it is an entertaining way of life.”
Singapore-Tokyo Bike Dates 2019
The duo will complete 3700 km ride over 38 days through seven different countries. A number of local Rugby Clubs will join the bike ride in different parts of Asia.
- Bangkok, Thailand: 6-8 August 2019
- Singapore: 23 August
- Johor Bahru, Malaysia: 25 August
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 28 August
- Phuket, Thailand: 1-3 September
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 15-16 September
- Saigon(HCMC), Vietnam: 19 September
- Japan: Dates to be confirmed
A limited-edition BIKE and T-SHIRT to celebrate the bike ride and “shirts will be available online before, during and after the ride and on sale at all Ride Event during the ride.”
Race to Rugby World Cup
As far as we know, the RWC Ride from Singapore to Tokyo is an independently organised ride.
However, the Race To Rugby World Cup has been ongoing for several months, starting in London, and is organised in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup 2019. This ride will end in Tokyo as the pair of riders, Ron Rutland and James Owens, are carrying the whistle to be used in the opening game on September 20th between Japan and Russia. The ride is also raising awareness for the ChildFund Pass It Back program.
The Race to RWC 2019 Fundraising Gala Dinner in Hong Kong is taking place on the 23rd August 2019 and is set to include high profile sports stars.