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Edward Spalding is raising money for Bromsgrove Rugby Club

The Road to Paris

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Total raised so far


£1,305 of £2,000 target by 74 supporters

+£232.50 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

My name is Ed Spalding and I am the Bromsgrove 1st XV captain. We all our find ourselves in a very challenging situation. First and foremost make sure you are staying safe in these unprecedented times.

I have been a part of Bromsgrove Rugby Football club for 6 years and it has become a hugely important part of my life. These are incredibly difficult times for our club and lots of other rugby clubs all over the country. The immediate effect on BRFC is that we are unable to open for the foreseeable future which is going to have huge financial implications for the club.

Therefore I have decided to start a cycling and running challenge over the next 4 months. I will be aiming to cover the equivalent distance between BRFC's home ground Finstall Park and The Stade de France, the venue for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final. I will be starting my challenge on the 1st April, aiming to finish by the 1st August, the distance is 810 miles in total.

I know this is a particularly hard time for lots of people financially, but any donations would be gladly received by our great club.

Please take a look at my blog for more detailed updates of how I am getting on:

All the best,

Ed Spalding

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My updates

7 months ago

"The Road to Paris" is complete!

Todays run of 12.15 miles from my flat in Worcester to Finstall Park, the home of Bromsgrove Rugby Club sees the end of my challenge! I have completed 811 miles over the last 67 days.

Thank you so much for the amazing support, it is massively appreciated by BRFC, The NHS and myself. Please tell your friends and share my page so we can raise as much money as possible.



7 months ago

Last cycle of 'The Road to Paris' challenge, 13.21 miles on the bike. This leaves me with just over 11 to do tomorrow to complete the challenge. I will be running from my flat to BRFC, looking forward to it!

Thanks for all the incredible support!

7 months ago

Penultimate run in the challenge, 6.22 miles in the rain, cycling tomorrow and then the final run on Saturday morning.

7 months ago

Ran 6.61 miles today after work in the rain, absolutely loved it out there, nice to not be running in the heat. Not long to go!

7 months ago

26.34 miles on the bike this evening, 36 miles to go. I am saving 12-13 miles for Saturday morning where I am going to run from my flat in Worcester to Finstall Park, the home of BRFC, to complete my challenge!

Edward Spalding is fundraising for

Bromsgrove Rugby Club

Recent donations

7 months ago

Mikey Purnell

K E E P G O I N G!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago


Good work

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago

Paula Askew

Well done Ed

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago

Joe Durnall

Congratulations mate, a mammoth undertaking!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago

Euan Morrison

Nice one mate!


7 months ago


Well done Ed! What a legend you are

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

7 months ago

Alex Field

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago


Niceeeee Ed

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

7 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 months ago


Top effort Ed!!

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

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