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​​
May 3 - 5th 2019 Patrick departs from St Catherine's Hospice, and rides to the World Cancer Research Fund in London before setting off on the 5th May from the home of English rugby, Twickenham, for a 20 mile group ride to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

In May Patrick cycles to Harwich and then 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 begins an epic attempt to cross Russia in 90 days, following the historic line of the trans-siberian railway: Vologda, Kirov and Perm, over the Urals to Yekaterinberg and Omsk.

July brings the long open road from Novosibirsk to the far side of 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 and down to Vladivostok. 

Finally in September Patrick arrives by ferry in southern Japan and completes the final 1000km to the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in Tokyo.
The Numbers
Distance: 12,198 km (7,580 miles)

Duration of Expedition: 139 days (just over 4.5 months)

Days Cycling: 129

Total Ascent Climbed:  56,766 metres

Average Distance Per Day: 94.56km (58.76 miles)

Days Crossing Russia: 90
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
  • David Rose -  partnerships and PR