In 2019 Ronald cycled over 20000kms from Twickenham London to Tokyo, Japan to deliver the official whistle for the Rugby World Cup. The purpose of that journey was to raise funds and awareness for disadvantaged children and young people in Asia.

Last year 2022, he and fellow cyclist Adam Nunn delivered the whistle for the Women’s Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand. The 16000 kms cycle epic from Japan to New Zealand also contributed funds to ChildFund Rugby.

Ronald and Adam are now on their way to deliver the referee’s whistle for the rugby World Cup to be held in France later this year. After flying from New Zealand to Chile, they have cycled through the Andes mountains and parts of Argentina. Also on their route they have travelled to Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. In cycling through all these South American countries, they hope to add more than R100,000 to the coffers of ChildFund Rugby . In South America they have found the local people to be generous and hospitable despite their relative poverty.

At the time of writing, the intrepid cyclists had covered about 5000kms but still had a further 15000kms to complete this epic trip. Before arriving at the Stade de France in Paris they will be joined by 180 other cyclists who will swell the effort to raise as much money as possible for ChildFund Rugby.

The Westville Boys High School salutes Ron and his generous and energetic endeavours!!

Submitted by WBHS Archives.