On Sunday four members of Haywards Heath Rugby Club – Dan Vander, Rob Bravo, Joss Tranter and Dave Virgin – took to the roads as part of the BMW Vines of Gatwick team competing in the Sanofi Surrey Classic Bike Ride and tackled the 85 mile route around the roads of Guildford, Horsham, Haslemere and the South Downs in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust and Sport for Freedom – a charity that uses the positive power of community and sport to bring freedom from human trafficking and modern day slavery.
The team completed the tough route in warm conditions and demonstrated the commitment of Heath Rugby Club and its members to support the local community. Commenting on their contribution, Cathy Parsons, Group Marketing & CRM Manager at BMW Vines of Gatwick said “A big thank you to Haywards Heath Rugby Club for stepping up and taking part in the Surrey Classic Bike Ride as part of our team. The Club clearly has members who are always willing to go the extra mile for others.”
At the same time, it was Rugby Force weekend at Heath Clubhouse and Club volunteers worked hard over two days to make Heath better inside and out in preparation for next season and the Rugby World Cup celebrations that will be taking place from August onwards. Watch this space for more information – if you are interested in joining an inclusive and active community rugby club visit www.hhrfc.co.uk
Report and picture contributed by Tracey Spuyman.