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Fundraising Athlete Transition Life Outside Sport

Ride 100 - Support us in our cycle!

Posted on: 04 August 2020 by Luke Jennings

Switch the Play Foundation have put a team of elite athletes together to complete a 100-mile cycle, supported by Prudential Ride London, who are running a campaign to Save the UK's charities.  

Leon Lloyd, CEO of Switch the Play Foundation and former international Rugby Player, will be joined by former team-mates Martin Johnson CBE and Martin Corry MBE, who lifted the World Cup for England in 2003. Also joining the team are World Champion triathlete Kate Strong, Paralympic and World Champion David Smith MBE, former Leicester Tigers and England International Anthony Allen, Wasps and British Army Rugby’s Sarah Mitchelson, and England XVs and 7s player Jane Leonard. The team(s) will be completing the cycle on the 15th August. 

Anyone can get involved, read on to find out how!

How to help:

There are 4 main ways you can get involved and support the StP Ride 100!

  1. Complete your own ride and raise money for StP - you can choose your own distance and location and complete a ride in aid of StP. Register to do this via our Enthuse page HERE. You can only complete group cycles in groups of 6 or less, as per government guidelines. 
  2. Race against the athletes! - You can become part of a ‘Supporters Ride 100 team’ who will race virtually against the athletes on the day. You’ll just need to set up Strava for your 100-mile cycle.
  3. Donate to and support the cause! - make a donation to those completing the cycle via our page HERE. Your money could go towards ensuring a sportsperson receives the mental health support they need or could help provide them with education about how they utilise their skills in a second career.
  4. Sign up to our newsletter via our website - by doing this you will receive regular updates about who, how and where we have helped sportspeople with developing their life outside of sport. 

Read all about our event, sign up to your own cycle or donate HERE! All money raised will go towards supporting our mental health and transition package support for sportspeople. 

Leaving a life in sport can be really tough. Not all sportspeople win gold medals, international caps nor million-pound contracts and when their sporting careers come to an end most will need to start a second career. The evidence shows that for some, this transition can lead to a loss of identity, a lack of purpose and financial and mental health struggles.

With one phone call to the charity, we can help sportspeople to prepare for retirement through our training and mentoring programmes. We are a charity who is making a real difference to sportspeople’s lives, helping them to fulfil their potential.



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