Tour De Latitude - Competition for Southwark Cyclists
To help promote the Tour de Latitude, Southwark Cyclists are being offered the chance to Win 2 tickets for the ride AND weekend festival...
Latitude Festival and Marks & Spencer are excited to present an adventurous way of travelling to the Latitude festival in 2012 – the Tour de Latitude!
This initiative is set to encourage festival goers to reduce their carbon footprint by cycling their way to the festival in Suffolk, whilst raising funds for the charity Kenyan Orphan Project which supports orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya and Julie's Bicycle who help make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the creative industries.
The Tour de Latitude will take place on the first day of the festival, Thursday 12th July, giving festival goers the chance to get from one of the three start points along the route, on a tour of country villages from London to the Latitude site, before the entertainment begins in the evening.
The furthest starting point is Hackney in London, a beautiful 113 miles from Latitude with an estimated journey time of 8-12 hours, a challenging ride.
The second starting point is half the London distance, leaving from Sudbury near Colchester, 55 miles from the festival with an estimated journey time of 3-5 hours, while the final starting point is Ipswich, 35 miles from Henham Park estimated at 2-4 hours.
All three routes are very scenic, with little/if any small hills, so all levels and abilities are invited to take part in Tour de Latitude. The route will be sign posted, with bicycle mechanics, cycle guides, emergency response, and free food every step of the way. Cyclists’ baggage will be transported separately and cyclists will have their bikes securely stored at the festival on arrival.Upon arrival at your selected we tag and check you in, with your baggage and your bike.
All participants are given an official event t-shirt designed by Hackney’s very own Amy Fleuriot. When all have arrived at the start the atmosphere builds and we begin the countdown. Departing in groups of the same ability we roll out two by two. On the ride, there will be a rest stop every 20 miles for participants to have a break with full facilities, and food and refreshments courtesy of Marks & Spencer will be provided.
The rest stops will also have free wifi for smart phone users to check in and update their supporters on their progress. You are backed up with support vehicles equipped with bicycle mechanics and first aid personnel. Every turn on the route is sign-posted for your convenience. Our safety marshals are dotted along the route to make other road users aware and to cheer you on. Upon arrival at the festival, cyclists will be greeted by their welcome team and treated to a free massage and optional ice bath. Hot showers, food and drinks will also be provided to ensure participants are fully refreshed for the festival weekend.
Your bags will be waiting for collection and you will be presented with a weekend pass to the festival and a bus ticket home. We will also load up your bike and bring it back to your start point where the bus will drop you off on your return. 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
To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do is answer a simple question: What is the second starting point of the ride after Hackney?
The competition will run for 3 weeks from next Monday 14 May. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions.
Alex & Claira