Electric Picnic Announces 2012 Tour de Picnic

Electric Picnic Announces 2012 Tour de Picnic

Tour de Picnic is for anyone…



**Everyone can take part,even if you already have a ticket for EP.**


Bike ride from Dublin to the Electric Picnic Festival, 82km in support of Children’s Charities.

TDP has raised over €600,000 in just 2 years of fundraising.

It began with 40 people in 2009 and now we are hoping for 1000 people in 2012.

Here is the deal…

Raise a minimum of €380 and get the following…

(if you already have a ticket you don’t need to raise as much!!)

Everyone cycles first class withgive2go
    Full weekend pass to E.P.
    Professionally supported 82kmcycle
    Baggage transfer to the festival
    Massage on arrival
    Ice bath on arrival
    Goody bags on arrival
    Bus ticket home
    Bike transfer home

How to sign up

    click sign up
    select Tour de Picnic and choose your registration option
    pay your €50deposit

Friday August 31st2012

Tallaght Stadium to Stradbally, Co Laois – 82km to the Electric Picnic festival

To raise much needed funds for The Children’s Sunshine Home
Laura Lynn House is Ireland’s first Children’s Hospice, it opened last September on the grounds of the Children’s Sunshine Home in Leopards town. Tragically there are an estimated 1,500 children living in Ireland with life limiting conditions & over 400 children die every year. There is only one hospice for children despite being 45 in the UK.

Tour de Picnic Project 1: Construct & fit out a Family Room & Therapy Area
For families whose children are staying with us. This will include massage, music, play & aromatherapy treatments for families & also children (A cost of €55,000).

Tour de Picnic Project 2: Upgrade & refurbish our children’s multi-sensory garden
This would greatly enhance the quality of our children’s lives and stimulate the senses of sight, touch, smell and emotion in a gentle and relaxing manner. (A cost of€25,000)

To find out more visit our website at www.sunshinehome.ie or call us at 01 2893151.

Thank you Crumlin, love Mia
‘ThankYou Crumlin, Love Mia’ is an initiative founded by 11-year-old Mia Keaveney and her family with an aim to help raise much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, a place which, over the past 10 years, has been a home away from home for Mia who has undergone numerous operations and treatments there.

Tour de Picnic Project 1: Help Mia Build a brand new Out Patient Facility in Our Ladys Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
For more info http://www.thankyoucrumlin.ie

Route info &Support

Give2go Support: Fund Raising and Training – All the help you need from experts.

Give2go are on hand every step of the way. We have built this fantastic online fund raising facility so that you can raise as much money as possible for our charity beneficiaries projects.

We have set minimum fundraising requirements but it’s your choice with how far you can take it!
Upon signing up you will get your own give2go profile.Here you can manage your challenge.
The profile has a live display of your fund raising progress and all costs are available in a clear and transparent manner.
There is an instant donation facility that will update every time a donation is made. There are also full social networking facilities for you to communicate with fellow participants and fund raiser supporters.
You can share photo’s, chat,promote your own page, plan training and much more

Give2goexists to support cyclists and fund raisers so no matter what you are doing for Tour de Picnic we are here to help. We are experts in both and are waiting for your call or email

support@give2go.ie or call 0818 919 918


Route A – Departure site,Tallaght Stadium


B – Rest Stop, Pollaphuca Resevoir 23.7km


C – Lunch Stop, Athy GAA58.5km


D – Tour de Picnic Welcome Area &Recovery Zone,


74.4km Tour de Picnic takes the quiet back roads to Stradbally. Starting in Tallaght Stadium we rollout the N81 to Blessington. We ascend into Wicklow leaving the backdrop of the city over our shoulders arriving to a beautiful rest area by Polaphuca lake. 223m (732ft). After chilling out by the lake we move onto narrow country roads, which are carefully sign posted so you won’t loose your way. This intimate section winds around the scenic stud farms and leafy villages of Ballymore Eustace,Brannocktown and Killcullen. 114m (374ft) We then hit the open road to Athy, leading the pelaton into the midlands. In Athy GAA we have more substantial snacks and sandwiches before taking off on the last 13kmto Electric Picnic. 71m (233ft). The last section is flat farmland that is home to the National Ploughing Championships. The “lap of honour” consists of a final approach across the tiniest of lanes sneaking around the back of the festival site up the Cork Road.Its when you turn through the gate and under the gantry that you relaise that you have arrived in paradise and a weekend of wonder and amazement awaits after a simple adventure by bicycle. Sitting at 80m(266ft) Stradbally is pretty much on par with Kilcullen.

Ray Darcy, Jennifer Maguire and Mal O Kelly are officially taking part in Tour de Picnic 2012

Here are the profile links for people to support them




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