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.