Velosport supports the Dallaglio Cycle Slam

The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is Dallaglio RugbyWorks’ epic cycling challenge taking on the French and Swiss Alps, Italian lakes and the stunning scenery of Slovenia and Croatia. It’s a 1,800km journey taking place 28th May – 17th June 2018.

The event sees up to 200 dedicated riders commit to cycling ambitious and physically challenging European routes over a three week period. The event is split into three stages of five days cycling with 30 Core Riders completing the whole three week challenge alongside Lawrence himself.

The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is all about the challenge, camaraderie and teamwork, and it’s also a lot of fun.  Lawrence and partners create an incredibly special atmosphere, and almost everyone comes back for more.  Velosport is pleased to be supporting this charity as well as helping its riders gear up and get set for the event.

About the charity

Dallaglio RugbyWorks is a long-term intensive skills development programme, based on the values of rugby, delivered to 14-17 year olds outside of mainstream education. Working in over 40 Alternative Provision Schools (AP) within the UK our national programme, RugbyWorks, gives disengaged young people who have been failed by the mainstream education system, the practical support, experience and ability that helps them believe and invest in the possibility of a future in sustained education, employment or training.

We’re central to each school’s curriculum – so we build long-term relationships which last beyond a student’s enrolment in their AP School. A small group of on average 10 young people per school get to know us over 30 weeks per year,  across two years, before moving on to further education, employment or training, supported by engagement by RugbyWorks with a further year of mentoring and coaching.

Why do we do this? Because we know there are a huge range of factors leading students to be excluded from mainstream education. And, whatever that reason, we don’t believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society too.

In our latest Social Impact Report we were pleased to announce that 68% of our young people remain in employment, education or training a full year after leaving school compared to only half their peers after just 6 months. And 9% of the young people we work with achieved Level2 in English and Maths compared to 3% nationally amongst Alternative Provision schools.

With regard to fundraising, for anyone wishing to donate, please do help us get behind our friend and Core Rider Rob Horne in his fundraising efforts.

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