Huddersfield Giants stars are taking part in the event.
Huddersfield Giants stars are setting off for a 120 mile bike ride, teaming up to raise money in memory of late Giants youth player Ronan Costello.
The Giants participants, most of whom are not cyclists, are pushing themselves out of their comfort zones, raising money for Headway, the charity that works to improve life after brain injury.
Headway provided specialist support to Ronan Costello’s family during the period following his injury and subsequent passing in June last year, having sustained a serious head injury in a match.
Eorl Crabtree, Giants ambassador and former England rugby league star, will lead the pack to Tyneside on the two days ahead of Magic Weekend, with the ride scheduled for 19-20 May.
Participants will wear bespoke cyclewear produced by Fat Lad At The Back, a replica of the Giants’ specially designed commemorative Magic Weekend rugby kit.
The collaboration between Huddersfield Giants and FLAB is also part of an ongoing drive and shared ethos to encourage more people to become physically active by participating in sporting activity and exercise.
Eorl Crabtree said: "We are proud to support Headway and are taking on this challenge in memory of Ronan Costello. It is nearly a year since the tragedy and we want to continue to celebrate Ronan's life.
Ronan will be on our jersey as we ride up to Newcastle thanks to Fat Lad At The Back; they have supported us all the way by designing our own bespoke cycle shirt based on the Giants Magic playing shirt and #RC13 logo. And I’m 6 ft 5 in and 18 stone, so as well as FLAB being a great fit for our cause, they’re also a great fit for me as an athlete!"
"We want to raise as much as we can. Personally, I would love to see lots of support for us and the Giants in terms of donations while on the ride and at Magic Weekend. It will be a great two days of rugby league which should not be missed… but after 120 miles in the saddle, I’m not sure I will be able to sit down and enjoy the games!"