We’re very excited to introduce a new event to the Team Rubicon Calendar.
Rome to Rubicon is a sponsored cycle ride starting off in the historic city of Rome and finishing by crossing the Rubicon River approximately 250 miles away.When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon at the head of his legions and marched on Rome, it marked a point of no return. The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has since survived in reference to any group committing itself to a risky course of action.
On January 17th, 2010, despite government and large aid organisation's advice not to proceed, Team Rubicon members crossed the Artibonite River separating the Dominican Republic and Haiti, carrying crucial gear and medical supplies to the people of Port-au-Prince who had been affected by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake which had hit the country days earlier. Once across, they were irrevocably committed to their task. Hence our name, Team Rubicon.
This is your chance to be part of Team Rubicon history and be in the first group to complete Rome to Rubicon Cycling challenge, raising vital funds for our work.
Dates: 16th – 21th September 2017
Overall Distance: Approx. 250 miles
Saturday 16th: Fly to Rome
Sunday 17th: Rome to Narni
Monday 18th: Narni to Perugia
Tuesday 19th: Perugia to Verghereto
Wednesday 20th: Verghereto to Rubicon River
Thursday 21st: Fly back to the UK
There are 2 options. £495 excludes flights and £695 includes flights from London Heathrow. You can either pay the full amount now or a £200 deposit initially and the remaining balance by the end of July.
Monthly Payment Scheme
We appreciate it’s a lot of money to pay in a one go, therefore we have created the monthly payment scheme. This will be 5 equal monthly payments between May & September. £99 pcm for the package excluding flights and £139 pcm including flights.
An amazing 4 days cycling led by 2 professional adventure leaders. Included in your registration fee is all transport throughout the challenge in Italy, flights (If selected), accommodation, meals, and finally a full support crew to assist you throughout the challenge.
What equipment will I need?
We advise that you bring and use your own bike and helmet, as then you will be 100% comfortable. For the type of roads, we will be going on a road bike is recommended. If, however you would like to hire one, let us know and we can help you arrange this. To be as comfortable as possible on the trip, we advise you to wear cycling clothing.
How Fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to complete this challenge, however the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the adventure. On average we will be cycling between 50-70 miles per day over mountainous roads.
Sponsorship Target: £2000
Don’t let this scare you, we are here to help. There are loads of things you can do to help raise this, from online sponsorship pages, hardcopy sponsorship forms to hosting an event such as a bake sale or an office Olympics. Let us know what you are doing and we can help you reach your goals.