UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2020

Sadly, the Rugby Sportive due to take place in June, has been called off. 

Everyone at Bath Rugby Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for all their hard work in arranging this event.

The following message has been posted on the Rugby Sportive website and social media pages:

In view of the current uncertainty caused by Covid-19 the organisers of The Rugby Sportive have regretfully decided to postpone the Sportive planned for 7th June 2020 until later in the year.

We will be refunding the entry fees to all those who had already registered.

The team will continue to monitor the situation closely over the following months and at the point that we can reschedule the event with confidence we will be in touch with all of you. 

We had already fixed the date for next year’s event on 6th June 2021….so put that date in your diaries, follow us on Facebook and keep on cycling! 

The Organisers

Three rugby legends have signed up to take part in The Rugby Sportive to help Bath Rugby Foundation continue to carry out the charity’s life changing work.

Former Bath Rugby duo Phil de Glanville and Matt Perry will be joined by Welsh Rugby icon, Andy Powell at the Rugby Sportive when hundreds of cyclists take to the saddle.

The Rugby Sportive, taking place on Sunday, June 7, has been created to give riders three great routes to choose from, a family fun day with numerous attractions & competitions together with live music from a variety of musical artists.

All the money raised will go towards Bath Rugby Foundation’s work with vulnerable children and young people in Bath.

While at The Rugby Sportive feel free to ask Andy Powell what really went down on the infamous ‘buggygate’ drive down the M4 that landed the Welsh star with a 15-month driving ban. The former British Lion will cycle one of the three scenic routes, which have been planned and put together by organisers, Martin Smith and Mark Barnett. 

Former England Rugby captain and Bath centre player Phil de Glanville, who scored 53 tries across his 189 games played for Bath and won 38 caps for his country, will also be swapping his rugby boots for cycling shoes and taking part in The Rugby Sportive.

Joining these two players and supporting the Foundation is Matt Perry. The former England, Bath and Lions full back is a man who Bath Rugby Supporters will remember for eternity. He proudly won 36 caps for England, three for the Lions in Australia in 2001 and made 221 appearances scoring 561 points for Bath Rugby between 1995 and his retirement in 2007.

Sign up to take part in The Rugby Sportive

All routes will start and finish at Corsham Rugby Club on Sunday, June 7, 2020 and will pass a number of rugby clubs, some of which will be offering facilities for pitstops with both sweet and savoury offerings, together with plenty of hydration. Incidentally, you’ll pass several pubs along the way, it’s entirely up to you if you want to add your own pitstop!

Three stunning routes, (circa 86 - 61 - 25 miles) along scenic country lanes and through ‘chocolate box’ villages should cater for riders of all abilities.

The fun is not restricted to those on two wheels - you don’t need to ride in order to be involved in the day, there will be all types of entertainment and refreshments at Corsham Rugby Club, from face painting, bouncy castles, indoor and outdoor bars, BBQ’s afternoon tea, live music and a mini rural Olympics to name but a few

Find out more about the Rugby Sportive

By Olivia Smith