Highway to Hull - rugby-mad charity cyclists in three-day Super League sprint

Sean Woodington, Lewis Armstrong, Emma Seal and John Sheard pose at Greetland Rugby Club
Sean Woodington, Lewis Armstrong, Emma Seal and John Sheard pose at Greetland Rugby Club

A team of cyclists will tour a trio of Super League fixtures next week in order to raise money for a charity that supports people badly injured whilst playing rugby league.

They'll be raising cash for the RFL Benevolent Fund, who supported the family of Mark Seal after he broke his neck whilst turning out for Greetland All Rounders in 2013.

His wife Emma Seal will lead the ride, which will set off from Wigan and reach Hull via no fewer than three Super League match-ups.

The route planned is:

• Thursday 14th June - Wigan to Salford. Aiming to finish for the Salford vs Widnes game at 19:45.

• Friday 15th June – Salford to Leeds. Aiming to finish for the Leeds vs St Helens game at 20:00.

• Saturday 16th June – Leeds to Hull FC. Aiming to finish for the Hull FC vs Wigan game at 17:00.

Also taking on the challenge are Sean Woodington, Lewis Armstrong and John Sheard. Emma said:

"We are welcoming any support we can get, whether it is joining us for a leg or a few miles, to cheer us on throughout the route, give us a pat on the back at the end of each day, or donating whatever you can afford in sponsorship, even your loose change from down the back of the sofa; it will all mean a huge amount to all taking part, but mostly to the individuals & families that you may never know who will benefit from the work of The RFL Benevolent Fund.

"If you would like to offer corporate sponsorship or join in the event please comment below & one of the hosts will be in touch as soon as possible."

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/superleaguecyclechallenge