Western Front Way Cycle Challenge 2023

A brand new challenge for 2023!

Sign up for this historic ride which takes you the length of the first World War trench lines from Ptetterhouse on the Swiss boarder to the Belgium coast at Niewport with Lewis and Steven Thompson.

The 7 day cycle challenge will coincide with the Rugby World Cup 2023 and will take you to some historic monuments and memorials for the fallen rugby players and cyclist of the first world war. The cycle will be fully supported by Freedom Trails and the Western Front Way teams and includes audio guides of the amazing sights, hire of gravel bikes and even the chance to watch a world cup game in France.

Its a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Event organised by Freedom Trails & Western Front Way  

What’s included:

All your accommodation

Breakfast, lunches and some dinners

England vs Samoa Game*

A training weekend

Transport in France

Hire of Gravel Bikes

Expert guides and support along the whole route

Historically audio guides along the way

Technical support

Medical support

Briefings every morning from our leaders

Lewis Moody Foundation technical cycle jersey

Pick up and drop off of bikes

Fundraising support



29 September – 8 October 2023 (Cycling 30 Sept – 6 Oct)


7 days cycling – 10 days with travel and optional rugby game final


Registration fee:
£300 (non refundable)

Cost of challenge:
£2,500 *

Minimum sponsorship:
£3,000 per person

Sign up