Tokyo To AucklAND
TRACK THE RWC WHISTLE
South African ‘working adventurer’ Ron Rutland is no stranger to extreme expeditions, having spent almost 40 months of the last 8 years criss-crossing the globe on bike and foot.
In 2013, after numerous attempts at settling into the corporate world, the former very average rugby player and failed entrepreneur sold up, and left Cape Town to embark on a world-first unsupported solo bicycle journey through every country in Africa.
This 27-month journey ended at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, and completely changed Ron’s life.
Fast forward to 2019, and Ron continued this RWC odyssey by cycling from London to Tokyo for the tournament in Japan, and along with riding partner James Owens, not only delivered the match whistle for the opening game, but also raised $150,000 for ChildFund Pass It Back, the tournament’s official charity.
Born and raised in Pretoria, Adam gained most of his mischievous characteristics in the boarding house at Pretoria Boys High. After high school Adam attended Stellenbosch University where he studied Management Accounting.
After graduating he decided to take a year off to teach children how to surf in the USA.
He then went on to work in the sports division at a tech firm, where he mainly focused on the Tour de France and Team Qhubeka. This is where his love for cycling was born.
Adam gained valuable experience in the sports industry, which not only helped him learn invaluable skills for the digital ecosystem of app development, but also understanding where content is best stored and consumed in the industry.
Following his career at the tech firm, Adam took a new venture by joining a content production company, where it was inevitable upon meeting Ron that Adam would join him on the epic adventure that is RaceToRWC.