23 Feb 2017
The inaugural Tullamore RFC TRYcycle will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday the 30th of April 2017. Participants from both the rugby and cycling community will choose between an 80km or 100km cycle around the faithful county Offaly. With a target of 300 cyclists, this will be the largest fundraising event in the club’s history and promises to be a great day and night out with Irish legendary rock band Bagatelle.
Tullamore RFC is calling on all club members to get involved in the event through volunteering or participating in the cycle. This fundraising event is different from anything we have undertaken before as we’re not asking you to collect sponsorship for the club, but simply fund your own participation in the event. If we can come together and make this fundraising event a success, it will become an annual event and transform how our club fundraises.
Who can participate?
We’re encouraging people of all fitness levels to get involved in the cycle - even those who don’t own a bike! The route has been designed to accommodate all levels of cyclists with regular refreshment stops and support units available to you en route. To ensure everybody can participate in the event, we have joined up with Tullamore Cycle Centre located in the Tanyard, Tullamore. They have a large range of 2nd hand bikes and cycling equipment at competitive prices for all those who wish to participate in the event.
Check out the Tullamore Cycle Centre’s Facebook page to see their range.
How to register for TRYcycle?
To register for TRYcycle visit our website here and follow the instructions. We have developed a number of ways to help spread the cost of the event including an option to pay in instalments and a sponsorship card. Any money collected with the sponsorship card goes towards the cost of your participation in the cycle e.g if you collect €100 using your sponsorship card, then you will only have to pay €50 to participate in the event.
Training and preparing for the big day
To help you train for the event we have also organised a weekly cycle which departs from Tullamore Rugby club Sunday mornings at 10am. This is a great way to train for the cycle and meet other cyclists who will be participating in the event. You will be led by a team of experienced cyclists who will be on hand to advise you on how best to handle your bike to ensure that you get the most out of your cycle.
Registration for the event is €150 and you will also receive the following
Tickets for Bagatelle will also be available to purchase separately so your family and friends will be available to join you in the celebrations.