Registration for the Tour de Picnic charity cycle to the Electric Picnic in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital is now open.

Last year 700 cyclists made the 90km trip from Dublin to Stradbally, raising over €250,000 in the process, with each receiving a weekend pass to the Picnic by way of thank you. This year the organisers hope to exceed this figure and are aiming for 1,000 participants.

Tour de Picnic is THE most enjoyable way to get to the Electric Picnic! On the 2nd September 1,000 cyclists will depart from Dublin on the 2Wheels Tour de Picnic challenge to the Electric Picnic. Participants will be asked to fundraise a minimum amount for the challenge and in return will be given a precious and much sought-after weekend ticket to the 2011 festival upon completing their cycle. Your bag and tent for the weekend will be transported for you and will be waiting there for collection when you arrive at the specially constructed and secure bicycle parking site on the Stradbally Estate. Following the festival you will be brough back to Dublin to collect your bicycle on the Sunday or Monday. It really doesn’t get much better than this!

The cycle challenge will leave Dublin on the morning of Friday 2nd September, with friendly experts from 2Wheels Cycles traveling with you all the way to advise and lead the groups on a protected cycle route along the quiet, scenic back roads to Stradbally. There will be mechanics on hand to help with any problematic bikes and ensure that everyone arrives in Stradbally safely and in time to enjoy the first beats from the main stage at Electric Picnic. Avoid traffic tail backs and enjoy the lovely countryside and fresh air en route to the festival.

This exclusive event is limited to 1000 people and places will book up quickly! 

Whether you cycle to work or for fun, or haven’t been on a bike since you were 12…it’s time to get festival fit. Join the thousands of people who have been hooked by the cycling bug. It’s healthy, economic, environmentally friendly and most of all it’s a fun way to help support sick and injured children in Ireland!

You can register online at http://www.templestreet.ie/index.php/event/191-tour-de-picnic, where you can also find the terms and conditions.

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