Competition now closed!
We’ve got a new competition today to give away two tickets to The Latitude Festival and the Tour De Latitude ride to get there.
What is the Tour De Latitude?
Good question. I had to ask my much more hip friend Laura who told me that unlike other festivals it’s not just about the music. There’s a bunch of cool art, poetry, literature and cabaret acts to behold.
Of course if you are just a fan of music then bands such as Elbow and Ben Howard should appeal.
What are you giving away?
Two tickets! Courtesy of Latitude Festival and Marks & Spencer!
What is quite admirable about the festival is the way festival goers are encouraged 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.
On the first day of the festival Thursday 12th July.
What does the bike ride involve?
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, best of all, free M&S food.
Cyclists’ baggage will be transported separately and cyclists will have their bikes securely stored at the festival on arrival. Upon arrival 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.
They’ll also be a a free massage and optional ice bath for those brave enough. Hot showers, food and drinks will also be provided to ensure participants are fully refreshed for the festival weekend.
Where’s the small print?
How do I enter?
Just fill in this form – competition now closed!
The competition will run for three weeks from next Monday and the winner will be notified by email, announced on the London Cyclist website and on the Tour De Latitude Facebook page.
Congratulations to our winners below and thanks to Festival Republic and Give2Go:
1. Roy A.
2. Helen B.
3. Emma K H.
4. Desmond N.
5. Alex T.
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