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MCIOB to ride 2,000km in charity challenge

12 February 2018

A member of the CIOB is taking on a tough fundraising challenge in 2018. Steve Murphy MCIOB runs his own construction firm SMGC ltd and is a big supporter of the Dallaglio RugbyWorks charity.

Dallaglio RugbyWorks is a long-term intensive skills development programme, based on the values of rugby, delivered to 14-17-year-olds outside of mainstream education aiming to ensure they achieve sustained education, employment or training. It was founded by Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, former England rugby and Wasps captain. 

Having experienced a troubled time in his youth, Dallaglio credits rugby helping him overcome a very turbulent time in his life, claiming it transformed his attitude, behaviour and aspirations and he channelled that into the development of RugbyWorks.

Part of the charity’s work is staging the Dallaglio Cycle Slam challenge which sees participants take on an epic bike ride through the French and Swiss Alps, the Italian lakes and onto a finish line in Croatia. It is a gruelling test of physical and mental ability, taking in 2,000km in 15 days climbing 30,000 meters. 

Steve took part in the challenge in 2014 (when he rode one stage) and 2016 when he was a core ride which he will repeat this year in May.

“I really need help and support to reach, if not exceed my fundraising target,” says Steve. “No amount is too large or too small, every penny raised goes to RugbyWorks and helps a young person through what can be the hardest of challenges, far greater then cycling up a mountain!

“These young people are the future, future employees, business owners, parents, even politicians. With the help of Dallaglio RugbyWorks they can be a real benefit to our society!

So if you have your own business, are a director, manager or sweep the roads please be as generous as you can, you will be making a difference.”

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Steve with charity founder, Lawrence Dallaglio, on a past fundraising ride

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