If you have funds to lodge as part of your fundraising target and wish to do so direct into the CROSS Rugby Legends a/c, please note: All lodgement(s) made on your behalf must have your name beside each lodgement. If this is not possible you must email the lodgement Reference with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Sponsorship Cheques should be made out to: Friends of CROSS
For bank acc details, please contact Wall2Wall on the email above.
Can you advise on what cycle kit / equipment I need to pack / bring with me?
Closer to the date we will email to all cyclists a check list of cycling kit, spare kit, etc. that should be packed.
What happens if I get tired and can't finish a stage?
A support vehicle that will pick up any cyclists who find the pace too difficult. Cyclists can stay in the vehicle for the remainder of the stage or, once rested, can re-join the tour further up the road.
Once I raise the funds required, what other expenses will I have on the tour?
Apart from your own spending in the evening, all costs are covered.
I enjoy cycling but am not sure if I will be able to keep up with the group all day.
The group will have a lead car, a number of motorbike marshals, a support vehicle and paramedic back-up.
If you are falling behind the group and looking like you will not make up the distance, our lead marshal will recommend that you take a lift in the support vehicle to catch up and recover. If you decide to decline this offer then you will finish the remainder of the stage at your own pace. Our support/paramedic vehicles will continue with the main group and we will NOT be able to take responsibility for you for the remainder of that stage.
Is there an age limit?
We require that tour participants are over 18 unless accompanied by an adult.
Do I need insurance?
We do not provide insurance cover for the cyclists on this event, the CROSS Ancient East Cycle. We strongly recommend that you take out personal accident insurance to cover you for the duration of the event.
Do you have a bike mechanic on the tour?
Yes, we have a bike mechanic available for all cyclists. He will attend to minor repairs on the roadside where possible. If the bike cannot be repaired on the road, he will look at it again in the evening. If a bike requires parts replaced and the mechanic can do the job and will only charge for the replacement parts, labour is free of charge.
To ensure you have your bike ready for the morning you must let the mechanic know the night before if your bike needs attention… We cannot work miracles in the morning!
Not sure my bike will make the trip.
You are responsible for your own bike. It must be road-worthy and, for your own comfort, should be well capable of making the journey. If it breaks down, our mechanic will not deal with a bike that is not fit for purpose.
If I book a place and cannot take part in the tour, what happens to the funds raised?
On Registration you pay €600 deposit for the full cycle or €500 for the Day Ticket. If you wish to cancel your Registration we will retain an admin fee of €150. We can refund the rest to those who donated on your’ Just Giving’ page. Alternatively, you can leave the funds in ‘Just Giving’ and use them for the 2019 CROSS Ancient East Cycle.
When will you stop taking registrations for the 2018 CROSS Ancient East Cycle?
As soon as it fills up. Based on the success of the 2017 tour and current registrations, we are well on our way to selling out. We may have some places available on individual stages.
What if I have more questions?
If you have any further questions, fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you.
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