Empire State Trail – sports stars ride 550 miles in 6 days on UK Red Empire State 500 for RL Cares


In June 2022, RL Cares, a UK-based independent sports charity, organised its most ambitious fundraising adventure to date: the UK Red Empire State 500.

Over six gruelling days, 17 riders rode from the spectacular Niagara Falls to Central Park in Manhattan, covering 553 miles along the Erie Canal, the Empire State Trail, Mohawk River, the Hudson valley and Adirondack and Catskill mountains.

The riders included former Rugby League internationals Adrian Morley, Keith Senior, Paul Wood and Nathan McAvoy, plus Leeds Rhinos women’s player Tara Moxon.

The riders have so far raised almost £40,000 for RL Cares – you can still show your support for our work by sponsoring any of the riders via their dedicated Justgiving page.


This video tells the story of their epic adventure!

All the funds raised from the ride will enable RL Cares to continue supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the communities wherever the sport of Rugby League is played. For more information about the work of RL Cares please visit www.rugbyleaguecares.org

If you’d like to be involved in our next sporting challenge in 2023, either as a participant or a sponsor, please email info@rlcares.org.uk

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The Erie Canal song performed by Roger McGuinn.


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