Three days, two coasts and one incredible adventure.

Sam Funnell from Fine & Country Rugby will cycle from the west coast of England to the east coast in just three days from 10th-12th August 2018.

The 200 mile challenge will see Sam climb over 6,000 ft each day. The route includes stunning scenes from the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors: some of England’s most iconic regions and National Parks.

In 2014 Sam had surgery on his knee to replace his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, effectively putting a stop to his usual sporting activities. His love of cycling developed as it became a sport that enabled him to maintain a basic level of fitness and rebuild the strength into his knee. Within a short time, Sam grew tired of road cycle routes and took up mountain biking along more adventurous trails.

Sam aims to raise £10 for every mile, making his fundraising target £2,000.

The money raised through The Fine & Country Foundation will support Hope4, a local homeless charity in Rugby. The Fine & Country Foundation has worked closely with Hope4 over several years and got involved with numerous events including: sleep outs, coffee mornings and the Rugby Christmas Light Switch On.

Hope4 are in the middle of an expansion project. The money raised from Sam’s challenge will help towards the renovation of the day centre. Once finished, they will have a nurses’ station, more washing facilities, meeting areas, and further space to support CV skills and more.

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Hope4 Rugby is one of 17 homeless charities to receive funding from The Fine & Country Foundation’s spring grant programme which gave more than £60,000 to homeless causes across the world. To find out more about Hope4 Rugby and the other charities supported, visit