Rome to Rubicon

Ride from Rome to the Rubicon


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.

The gist

  • Dates: 16th – 21th September 2017
  • Overall Distance: Approx. 250 miles

Brief itinerary

  • Saturday 16th: Fly to Rome
  • Sunday 17th: Rome to Orte
  • Monday 18th: Orte to Perugia
  • Tuesday 19th: Perugia to Sansepolcro
  • Wednesday 20th: Sansepolcro to the Rubicon River
  • Thursday 21st: Fly back to the UK

Registration fee

Registration costs £495. You can either pay the full amount now or a £200 deposit initially and the remaining balance by the end of July.

What’s included

An amazing four days cycling led by two professional adventure leaders. Included in your registration fee is all transport throughout the challenge in Italy, accommodation, meals, and finally a full support crew to assist you throughout the challenge. Flights to and from the event are not included.

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.

Sound like your kind of caper?

Think you have what it takes?

Join the Team Today!