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PELOTON POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS

Given the rapidly escalating COVID-19 situation, we’ve taken the decision to postpone our #PelotonToWimbledon fundraising expedition to 2021.

With the virus predicted to peak when we would be embarking on the ride, it would be completely reckless to continue with our plans.

Also, and much more importantly, our time and energy over the coming weeks will need to be spent looking after family, friends, neighbours, communities etc. and we must focus on this without distraction.

We’re gutted to be taking this decision, but we need to do what’s right for our families, the club and the wider community. This is going to be a bleak period for us all and we need to work together to get through it as best we can. Yes, tennis is important, but the health of our loved ones is paramount.

When things settle down we will formally launch #PelotonToWimbledon at the end of 2020 making it even bigger and better for 2021! Stay safe and healthy and look after each other.

The #PelotonToWimbledon Team xx

CYCLING 1000km TO WIMBLEDON

#RLTCProject100 and in particular raising the funds to build our Overtoun Covered Courts, will be a herculean task!

We want to embark on a challenge that will raise lots of money to help deliver this project, raise its profile as high as we can to give us the best chance of success and match the ambition of the project itself.

We’ve assembled a hugely committed and clearly mad team who are going to attempt to cycle 1,000 kilometers from Rutherglen to Wimbledon, arriving for the start of play on Day 1 of the Championships on Monday 28th June 2021.

We’ll swing by our sister club Wortham LTC in Suffolk who’ll join us on the last leg into London. Each evening along the way we’ll find a bit of ground in a prominent location to set-up a mini-tennis court and give passers-by the chance to play some tennis.

We’ll be launching a fundraising page for #PelotonToWimbledon soon for those who want to support Project 100 in this way. Watch this space….

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MOUNTENNISOUR LAST BIG CHALLENGE

Playing Tennis on all of the UK's Three Highest Peaks in 24 hours

We’re not afraid of hard work to achieve something amazing and we have form on this!

In June 2016 we completed Expedition #MOUNTENNIS to raise funds to save and expand into the derelict courts at Burnside Bowling Club

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CHECK OUT ON YOUTUBE OUR LAST BIG EXPEDITION

From Rutherglen to Wimbledon via our twinned club Wortham Tennis Club in SuffolkOUR ROUTE

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But we’re acutely aware that #PelotonToWimbledon will make Expedition #MOUNTENNIS look like a walk in the park and that makes us very worried indeed!

With over 1000k of cycling over 8 days, it’s safe to say us novice cyclists are a bit worried.

We’ll post our plans and update you on our progress here, so please check-back regularly.

You can also follow our progress on our social media channels:

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For all the latest news, videos and pictures from our training to completion

Fantastic one-off opportunities forSPONSORSHIP

Get in touch about sponsorship packages

We’re looking for support from local and national businesses not just to cover the costs of #PelotonToWimbledon, but to positively support our fundraising efforts. This can be through cash donations or provision of services in kind (equipment, supplies, logistics etc.).

Not only will they have helped a great cause, but we’ll make sure they get lots of fantastic publicity in what promises to be an amazing adventure that will capture the imagination of the British tennis community and beyond through a variety of ways including:

  • Logo on this website
  • Logo on team clothing
  • Logo on support van
  • Logo on flyers hands-out throughout
  • Promotion on our social media channels (our @RutherglenLTC Twitter channel has >1000 followers with including some famous & influential followers)
  • Brand visibility on our regular Vlogs and hopefully TV appearances

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available including:

  • Title sponsor
  • Supporting sponsor
  • Sponsor of an individual day/stage
  • Official equipment providers
  • Official kit providers
  • Official drinks provider
  • Official snack provider
  • Official logistics providers

If you are a business interested in supporting or sponsoring #PelotonToWimbledon then please contact Gareth Ellor on 07852773451 or President@RutherglenLTC.com.

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