Over the last few years an unusual number of players and ex-players at Richmond Rugby Club have died and in the last year some very dear friends. The Richmond Heavies Foundation was formed to provide testing to prevent further premature deaths and to support the families of the players. This cycle ride is to provide defibrillators for sports clubs and communities that cannot afford them. I decided to undertake a BIG challenge as I have previously undertaken fundraising activities and needed to raise the bar; attempting to cover over 900 miles in 9 days will be very difficult and certainly not a "given".

Paul Southern