The Dallaglio Cycle Slam was launched in 2010 and has since become one of the focal events in the charity’s calendar. The first event saw Lawrence flanked by 200 riders taking on a spectacular route between all of the Six Nations stadiums raising over £1million for the charity.
The "Slam" soon became a regular event taking place every two years and saw Lawrence team up with Freddie Flintoff in 2012 to take on an Olympic themed route from Athens to London. The event raised an incredible £2million. 2014 incorporated what was arguably the toughest cycling that Lawrence and the team had tackled yet; over 2,500km across many of the Cols and passes of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. But that didn’t put them off!
In 2016, a record number of core riders joined Lawrence for the whole three week challenge from San Sebastian to Andorra, Barcelona, Mallorca and Ibiza alongside our stage rider teams. The event raised over £1million for Dallaglio RugbyWorks.
2018 incorporated some of the most challenging but beautiful riding in the French and Swiss Alps, before riders took on the Italian Lakes and headed down into Croatia, along the stunning coastline to Split. The target to raise £1million for the Dallaglio RugbyWorks programme was beaten, raising a whopping £1.2million overall.
2020 will see us heading down to Spain, starting in Valencia and following the beautiful coastline along the Costa Blanca to Malaga, through Seville before crossing into Portugal, with Lisbon as the final destination. The route will once again be broken into three stages, and each will incorporate some challenges along with some absolutely stunning sights.