1000 mile cycle from London to Lodz

£2,270 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 93 people in 56 months
In July we are cycling 1000 miles in 10 consecutive days across Europe to raise money to support the development of Rugby League in Poland.


Pictured: James Szymik and Lukasz Lucka

Robbie and James are cycling from London to Lodz (Poland) to raise money to support the development of Rugby League in Poland.

Lukasz Lucka aged 24, is the founder and chairman of Poland Rugby League. Lukasz discovered the sport four years ago whilst searching on the internet for an activity he could introduce to the city of Lodz to keep the problematic youth off the streets.

In four years Lukasz has made great strides introducing the great game to Poland, organising and hosting an incoming tour from the Great Britain Student Pioneers and delivering coaching sessions in local schools and psychiatric hospitals. Lukasz has also established the only community Rugby League club in Poland, the Lodz Magpies.


Pictured: The Lodz Magpies in the playing kit dontated to them by St Helens.

The Magpies have trained every week since their inception, moving indoors to a local school hall in the winter when temperatures often drop below minus 20 degrees. However with only one amateur team in Poland the players have not played a game since the GB Pioneers visited in 2012.


The purpose of this bike ride is to raise enough funds to send a Poland U18s team to Czech Republic in August and allow the open age side to organise a fixture later this year.



Pictured: The Lodz Magpies during a training session.

Poland Rugby League have applied to receive official recognition from the government which will allow them to access local funding. This process has proved to be a lengthy one and we are still awaiting a decision, in the meantime any funds we can raise will support Lukasz and his team of volunteers develop the game and allow the Lodz Magpies to continue to exist.

Robbie and James depart London for Harwich (Essex) on July 22nd as they begin the gruelling 10-day trip. They then cycle through the Netherlands, across the North of Germany and into Poland to arrive in Lodz on Friday August 1st.

Day 1 - London - Harwich (Essex)
Day 2 - Hook of Holland - Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
Day 3 - Apeldoorn - Bad Laer (Germany)
Day 4 - Bad Laer - Hildesheim (Germany)
Day 5 - Hildesheim - Madgeburg (Germany)
Day 6 - Madgeburg - Berlin (Germany)
Day 7 - Berlin - Zielona Gora (Poland)
Day 8 - Zielona Goar - Leznos (Poland)
Day 9 - Leznos - Kalisz (Poland)
Day 10 - Kalisz - Lodz (Poland)

For more information on Poland Rugby League, the project or sponsorship opportunities please contact James Szymik at szymik@prxiii.com

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

James and Robbie


Pictured: The Lodz Magpies during a winter indoor training session.
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Samantha Collins
55 months ago

Good luck you crazy kid! X

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£2,270 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 93 people in 56 months
Created June 1, 2014
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EW
£20
Ed Wegorzewski
52 months ago

Good work lads

DM
£15
Dave Morris
54 months ago
BM
£50
Byron Madden
54 months ago

Epic achievement lads!!

JC
£20
John Crawshaw
54 months ago

You could have slowed down a bit !!

KB
£20
Kurt Butler
54 months ago

Massive effort guys well done!!

SG
£15
Stuart Gavan
54 months ago

Congrats!!

GT
£10
Glenn Tyreman
54 months ago

Massive Effort ! Well done!

SJ
£10
Sam & Jim
54 months ago

Keep going Szymik - well done so far. Have a well deserved beer when you finish :). Sam and Jim xx

JR
£20
Jonathan rivans
54 months ago

Well done boys!!! Lads x

AF
£20
Andy Fairhurst
54 months ago

Powodzenia!

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Samantha Collins
55 months ago

Good luck you crazy kid! X

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