Some weeks ago we brought you news of the Tour de Latitude an organised ride set up by the Give2Go organisation to try and encourage festival goers to cycle their way to the Latitude music and arts festival in Henham Park, Suffolk. Thanks to Give2Go and Latitude promoters Festival Republic, we have a pair of tickets to give away for the Tour De Latitude ride and the full four days of The Latitude Festival.
The Tour de Latitude ride itself will take place on the first day of the festival (Thursday, July 12) The Festival itself runs till July 15th with the line-up featuring the likes of Elbow, Bon Iver, Laura Marling, Paul Weller and The Simple Minds. There will also be comedy and literary tents available on site plus much more.
Festival goers who sign up for the Tour de Latitude have the choice to start along three points that all eventually lead to the Latitude site in Henham Park.
The three routes for the Tour de Latitude are Hackney in London, 113 miles from Latitude with an estimated journey time of 8-12 hours; Sudbury near Colchester, 55 miles from the festival with an estimated journey time of 3-5 hours and Ipswich, 35 miles away from the festival with an estimated journey time of 2-4 hours.
If you fancy signing up to the Tour de Latitude and take in the festival week without entering the competition, you can register for the ride here. The registration fee for the ride, which includes festival tickets, is £350.
Help on the ride
All routes for the ride 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.
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.
For the return trip, cyclists that do not want to cycle home will be able to claim a bus ticket with bike transfer to their start point origin for the Tour de Latitude.
Win tickets for the ride and festival
To be in with a chance of winning the pair of tickets for the Tour de Latitude ride and the weekend festival (total cost of package is £350 if bought), all you have to do is answer a simple question that can be found on this online form.
Remember to put in Going Going Bike where it asks you where you came from otherwise your entry may not be considered.
Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions for the Tour de Latitude competition before you enter, they can be found here.
The competition is open till June 4th and the winner will be notified by email from the organisers with the winners’ name also appearing on the Tour De Latitude Facebook page. We will also be announcing the winner on our website as well as on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.