“Big Game” a four-day 4×4 driving challenge across Zimbabwe and Botswana. Delivering kit, boots and balls to kids in Atlas projects alongside England and Springbok Rugby legends: Jason Leonard, Shane Byrne and Bob Skinstad. Plus the spectacular sights of Victoria Falls, Elephant Sands and the big game of Africa’s rivers and wilderness. A minimum fundraising pledge of £10,000 is required per person. *This event has only 4 places remaining*
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Our tour leader Major Bill Kelsall has a 38 year career in the Rifles including commanding the Gurkhas for 4 years. The trip involves being treated as a special VIP as part of the Gurkha community. You will become a member of the Austrian Alpine Club providing full helicopter evacuation if necessary and you will have an Everest TIMS passport card which is mandatory for access to the Himalayas as strict annual quotas apply. A minimum donation or fundraising pledge of £10,000 is required for this event.
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A deliberately intimate event at a beautiful course with a sprinkling of rugby legends: players, officials and commentators. Join Jason Leonard and friends at the stunning Kingswood Golf and Country Club in Surrey for a great day of golf followed by an evening dinner and presentation. Sponsorship packages available upon request.
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Text: Join us in 2018 for this fantastic closed road event. Building on the success of the last two years ATLAS will provide a quality race jersey, a dedicated VIP enclosure with private registration, kit and bike storage, food and a bar. Jason and other former pro rugby stars will lead out the ATLAS Peloton and welcome you back for a drink in the VIP enclosure.
For the very keen, there are individual and team time trials on Saturday 2nd June. Atlas riders will be represented in both. If you would like to ride for Atlas in this or the Gran Fondo in a race gate please let us know so that we can secure the right entry for you.
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This evening we heard a true Lion’s ROARRR! The annual dinner raises funds for The Atlas Foundation and is our biggest event of the year. The star studded event at the Hilton, Park Lane, saw hundreds of rugby fans coming together to celebrate the work that Atlas has done but to also hear stories and insider tales from a number of previous Lion’s tours.
With guest speakers: Sam Warburton, Sir Ian McGeechan, Lawrence Dallaglio, Keith Wood, Graham Rowntree and Jeremy Guscott, an entertaining evening of witty accounts of Lion’s tours, was had by all. Hosted by the timeless Martin Bayfield, the event raised significant funds which will all be put back into The Atlas Foundation and the life changing work it does in poverty stricken areas around the world.
We would like to say a huge thank you for the contributions that our attendees made and hope to see everyone, alongside plenty of new faces, at the dinner next year!
Atlas welcomed over 200 representatives of rugby clubs, the rugby business network and personal fund holders to two receptions in the House of Lords. Chairman Jason Leonard was joined by fellow Trustees Lord Addington (hosting), Jeff Probyn and Paul Rendall, and by our Rugby Champion Brian Moore. Jason presented examples of our work with clubs and individuals and how Atlas can help community clubs and the wider rugby family.
Hosted by ATLAS Trustee, Lord Addington.
Jason and six other intrepid explorers faced fire, water and ice in the 2017 Trek around Iceland.
They scaled ice walls, climbed to the rim of an active volcano and dived into the natural pools of Iceland’s remarkable scenery and geology.
They also raised nearly £100,000 which (after costs) allows ATLAS to build a school and sports pitch for kids from the Biafra shanty town in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This is a partnership project with ATLAS Champion Philippe Sella and his charity Les Enfants de L’Ovale. For details about next year’s challenge, or the Ivory Coast project please contact us here. A minimum donation or fundraising pledge £10,000 is required.
Thanks as ever to Ian Robertson for his bottomless sack of anecdotes, JP Doyle for making Jason’s team look good, Jason for his warm welcome to us all, and to Philippe St Andre for calling in and adding some gallic charm.
Hosted by Kingswood Golf and Country Club, near Tadworth, Surrey, the course is a stunning venue and the team are efficient and hospitable. Thanks to everyone who took four balls, especially our sponsors. Lots of photos in the Gallery (link below). If you’d like high res images, get in touch.
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Sixty-five riders joined a multinational set of rugby stars including Jason Leonard, Peter Rogers, François Mounier and JP Doyle representing four of rugby’s big six northern hemisphere nations at the annual Tour of Cambridgeshire.
Success is measured for most in getting round the 60 or 80 mile route and having fun on the way. People line the route and ATLAS riders were high-fiving the kids the whole way round.
The day before a brave team of four took on the inaugural team time trial and with no practice or experience of team riding, creditably didn’t come last.
Through the ride we have raised over £16k for the school we are building in conjunction with Philippe Sella’s charity in the Ivory Coast.
Jason Leonard and Gavin Hastings teed off a week before the Calcutta Cup, with Gavin winning the honours for Scotland this time out.
ATLAS and US Rugby charities benefited thanks to ATLAS’s Rugby Champion and former US Rugby prop Don James Jr.
Hosted by Las Vegas Country Club a great day was had by all.
If you would like to join us there in 2018 please contact us here
It was a tough challenge, trekking from the searing heat of the northern edge of the Sahara, to the final ice bound 200m of the highest peak in North Africa. The team raised in excess of £100,000 for ATLAS projects, thank you all.
Launching ATLAS in Ireland, 🏆 Jason Leonard and Irish Rugby superstars Shane Byrne and Peter Clohessy raised the roof with stories of battles won and lost, against each other, and together as Lions. Coming hot on the heels of a massive Munster victory over Leicester in the European Cup there was a proper party atmosphere.
We are extremely grateful to those who adopt ATLAS and support us in their own way.
The Rugby Innovation Summit 2016 kindly nominated The ATLAS Foundation as its benefitting charity at its Summit at the Twickenham Stoop on 24th and 25th May 2016. It was truly the first event of its kind, designed to bring the very latest research and innovation to reduce injury and optimise performance across every level of the game.