Cycle to the RWC Japan 2019



Raising Awareness about Surviving Cancer
In 2019 Patrick McIntosh, 62, will attempt to cycle from Twickenham to the Rugby World Cup in Japan, raising awareness of the fight against cancer:  get tested, eat well, exercise and never give up. 
The Route: Twickenham to Japan​​
28th April 2019 Patrick departs from Twickenham for Harwich and the crossing to Rotterdam.

In May Patrick cycles through Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, following the 'North Sea Route' (EuroVelo12), Eurovelo 3 and the Sverigelede routes through Sweden.  Patrick arrives in St Petersberg late May.

In June Patrick follows the historic line of the trans-siberian railway: Vologda, Kirov and Perm, over the Urals to Yekaterinberg and Omsk.

July brings a short break in the Altai before the long open road from Novosibirsk to Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake.

In August the route rounds Lake Baikal and follows the China border through high mountains and some of the most remote regions of Siberia.

Finally in September the road turns south to Vladivostok.  A flight brings Patrick to Japan and the Rugby World Cup.
The Numbers
Distance: 11,319 km (7,033 miles)

Duration of Expedition: 137 days (4.5 months)

Days Cycling: 123

Total Ascent Climbed:  48,732 metres

Average Distance Per Day: 92.4km (57.4 miles)

Days Crossing Russia: 111
The Support
Patrick is supported by:

  • Our partner charities
  • The team at KMG and the KMG Foundation
  • Glenn Fisher - support vehicle, all things mechancial and provisions
  • Roddy Bray - planning, co-ordination, comunications and PR
  • David Rose -  chief wordsmith and PR