Back for its 6th annual instalment Tour de Picnic will be bigger and better than ever. Last year we broke €1 million in funds raised for various children's charities since our first ride to EP with 30 people. In 2013 Cyclists and Runners raised a net sum of just under €200,000 that was split amongst Laois Hospice, Laura Lynn House, Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia and a host of local funds in Stradbally. We invite everyone to sign up asap at the Electric Picnic website with just a €50 deposit that secures your place on the cycle or run and your ticket to festival, the deposit is also counted towards your final fund raising total. Get in touch if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 497 9337
Tour de Picnic funds raised per person are divided as follows
Minimum total - €380
Cycle/Run pass - €60
Festival Ticket - €150
Charity Donation - €170 - Minimum donated to charity less 3rd party event costs
Transaction & Administration fees - 5% of the total amount raised
CYCLE ROUTE- a thrilling 73.1km in total There will be 2 rest stops along the route. Rest stop 1 | Ballymore Eustace (at 24km) Rest Stop 2 | Athy (at 55km) CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE ROUTE RUN ROUTE/TRAIL - an all new & more exciting 15km We have an all new and exciting 15km run route for you, details of which are yet to be unveiled but what we can tell you is that it will be a trail and off-road route. We're talking hills, ditches, picturesque views and all things fun. Yes, thats right. You will be entering the grounds of Stradbally as they've never been entered before! We are very excited and we know you are too PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise that you prepare for this by incorporating trails and mixed surfaces into your training. ITINERARY ON THE DAY 7am - Registration Area open (Registration Area closes at 9.30am) Location: City West Hotel, Dublin. Click Here For Location Participants must arrive with their baggage during this time. Cyclists: We advise that you arrive and depart as early as possible to ensure you make the most of the weekend ahead! At check in at City West you will need I.D. to collect your Tour de Picnic pack which will hold everything you need for the day… 1. Baggage & Bicycle tags 2. Food & drinks vouchers for Rest Stops 3. Your TDP Kit 4. Your TDP I.D. band Once you have raised and submitted the minimum funds on time you will be assigned your very own unique TDP number. PLEASE NOTE: Should you arrive later than 9.30am we will not be able to transport your baggage to the festival and you may not be able to collect your pack so please try to arrive as early as you can. 8.30am - Runners check in and bus boarding open 9.30am - Runners depart for Athy by bus 8am - 1pm - Cycle Rest Area in Ballymore Eustace open The fabulous show rooms at Country Kitchens will be hosting the rest stop. 10am-2pm - Rest Area Open in Athy The GAA club in Athy will host the rest area 11.30am - Runners will arrive at run start point in Coursetown Country House, Athy. 11.00am - Welcome area open at Electric Picnic site in Stradbally, welcome party begins and lasts throughout the day. There you will find baggage collection and bike truck ready to be carefully loaded but you will also find .... A BBQ, ice baths, DJ, chill out area, massage, photo booths, free goodies and much more TBA We promise there will be no delays when you arrive on site.. TOUR DE PICNIC KIT BIKES AFTER CYCLE Bikes going back to Dublin will be immediately loaded onto trucks as we are no longer using the racking system. The trucks will stay secure on site at Electric Picnic, returning to Dublin on Monday. Bike collection will be available on Tuesday, 2nd September Location: Dublin City, exact location TBA, for security reasons we will not release this until we load your bike. Should you wish to transport your own bicycle home please bring your own lock to secure on site for the weekend. Separate locking facilities will be made available for those who do not want their bike brought back to Dublin. RETURN JOURNEY The return bus ticket will be a regular bus ticket returning to Dublin City. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not claim a bus ticket as you arrive we cannot supply you with one late r.
Tour De Picnic FAQ
1. Where can I sign up for Tour De Picnic?
You can sign up for Tour De Picnic on give2go.ie
2. How much do I have to raise if I’m not a student?
You will have to raise €380
3. How much do I have to raise if I am a student?
You will have to raise €280
4. Is my €50 deposit I paid when I signed up on give2go included in the money that I have to raise?
Yes the €50 deposit is included in the total amount you have to raise.
5. Can I take part in Tour De Picnic if I already have an Electric Picnic ticket?
Yes, you can take part but you will have to set up a profile on give2go
and raise €280.
6. Where do I get a sponsorship card?
You can get a sponsorship card by emailing email@example.com
and they will email you on one.
8. When is the closing date for all money to be raised?
9. Did Tour De Picnic sell out last year?
Yes, Tour De Picnic sold out a few weeks before the closing date for signing up.
10. What type of Electric Picnic ticket am I entitled to after completing the cycle/run?
You are entitled to a full weekend pass to Electric Picnic.
11. When do I receive my Electric Picnic ticket?
You will receive your festival ticket after you have completed the cycle/run and you arrive at the Electric Picnic site.
12. Can I rent a bike?
Sign up for bike hire.
13. Where does the run start from?
The run takes place 15km out from the Electric Picnic site in Stradbally.
14. How do I get my bag and belongings down to Electric Picnic?
All your belongings are tagged and loaded onto a truck which is then taken down to Electric Picnic. You can collect your things when you have completed the cycle/run.
15. What happens to my bike when I have finished the cycle?
Your bike will be racked and stored in a secure area on the Electric Picnic site. Over the course of the weekend the bikes will be transported back to an area in Dublin where you can then collect them after the festival.
16. Can I get a bus ticket home?
Yes anyone who has taken part in Tour De Picnic will be entitled to a bus ticket home, which will be given out to any participants that require them after the cycle/run.
17. What happens if I get a flat tyre or need first aid on the cycle/run?
There is a full support team travelling along the route with you until the very last person is finished cycling or running. They will be there to look after you if needed.
18. Will there be any rest stops along the way?
Yes, there will be two rest stops along the way. You will be provided with food and drink and toilet facilities at each rest stop.