What's the worst thing about a festival? The journey. Stuck in a queue of traffic being directed to a boggy car park several miles from where you want your tent to be. The helpful chaps at Latitude Festival have come up with the solution: ride there. They're organising a series of fully supported rides to the event, running in Suffolk from 12-15 July. And you can win a pair of tickets, which includes your entry to the event all weekend!
All the rides begin on the first day of the festival, Thursday 12 July. If you want a proper challenge then the longest ride is a 113-mile run up from Hackney, with Colchester (55 miles) and Ipswich (35 miles) the other two starting points. Obviously you won't want to do any of those distances lugging a tent and some windchimes, so your luggage will be transported separately. While you're at the festival your bike will be stored in a secure location, and at the end you can either choose to ride home or hop on the bus, depending on how much festival juice you've partaken of over the course of the weekend.
The rides will be fully supported, with sign posted routes, bicycle mechanics, cycle guides, emergency response, and free food stops every 20 miles. Marks & Spencer are partnering the event, so expect the en-route refreshment to be a cut above Jammie Dodgers and energy gels. You even get a free massage and an (optional) ice bath at the finish.
The Tour is raising money for two charities: The Kenyan Orphan Project, which exists to support orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya on issues of health, education and social welfare; and Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit company providing expertise in environmental sustainability to over 400 organisations in the UK and internationally. In order to take part, each participant will need to raise £350 which covers the cost of registration, support, logistics, a weekend festival ticket, a £60 donation to Kenyan Orphan Project and a £20 donation to Julie’s Bicycle. The organisers of Latitude, Festival Republic, will donate an additional £75 for every participant who starts at Hackney, £35 per participant starting from Sudbury and £25 per participant starting from Ipswich.
Online registration for the Tour de Latitude is now open at www.give2go.co.uk but two lucky road.cc readers could be hitting the lanes of Suffolk and Essex on theire way to the festival for free! Just go to the online entry form and fill in your details - remember to put road.cc where it asks you where you came from. You have to be resident in the UK and aged over 16 in order to enter. Full T&Cs are below if you're interested, note that this is a competition run by Festival Republic, organisers, of the Latitude Festival, and not by road.cc.
Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Latitude ticket and cycle pass giveaway.
This Prize Draw (as defined below) is operated by Festival Republic, company number 02948536, whose registered office is 2nd floor Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TS (“Our”, "Us" and "We").
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. These Terms and Conditions set out who can enter the Prize Draw, how the Prize Draw will be run and the circumstances in which We may withhold all or part of the Prize and/or disqualify you. By submitting an entry for the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and agree that if you win, you will grant to Us the right to use your name and/or image in Our publicity as set out below.
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be resident in the United Kingdom;
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be at least 16 years old.
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Entries to the Prize Draw must be received by Us between Monday 14th May and Monday 4th June. Any entries which are received outside this period shall not be considered regardless of the reason.
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Subject to these Terms and Conditions, there is 1 prize consisting of 2 free Standard weekend tickets to Latitude Festival and 2 free cycling passes as part of Tour de Latitude ("Prize").
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