Following a week-long charity bike ride from Glasgow to Twickenham last year, the RAF Spitfires have released a highlights ‘documentary’ of their epic challenge.
Coinciding with the final two legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series, The Glasgow and London Sevens, the RAF Sevens team endured a 500 mile ride from Scotstoun Stadium to Twickenham to raise money for Khelo Rugby and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Armed with a Go-Pro camera, the footage captured along the way has been edited into a compelling video showcasing the trials, tribulations, pitfalls and punctures experienced along the way. OK, it’s not quite Lions Raw but it’s still worth a watch:
Khelo Rugby is a tag rugby project for disadvantaged children in India and the Spitfires have been involved in coaching children in the slums of Calcutta for a couple of year now. Khelo is expanding within India and other countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Vietnam, which is helping grass roots rugby in developing rugby nations. The founder of Khelo rugby and Afghanistan 7s coach, Zaffar Khan, joined the RAF Spitfires on the ride.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is also a charity close to the RAF’s heart, raising money to help RAF personnel and their families, past, present and future, in times of need. Their recent projects include funding for youth workers and play parks on numerous RAF stations across the UK through the Airplay scheme.
Leading rugby brand Canterbury has supplied kit to the Spitfires for a number of years and the squad wore an array of rugby jerseys past and present during the course of the ride.