Ah yes, It really wouldn’t be Electric Picnic 2012 if the much loved fund raisers that offers music lovers a way to mix raising money with getting a free ticket to Electric Picnic wasn’t around.

We love the concept and you probably already know it, however for those who don’t, Tour De Picnic is a cycle from Dublin to Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, a distance of 82km. In just 2 years of running it has raised over €600,000 for childrens charities.

40 people did it in 2009, and they tell us they are hoping for 1000 in 2012. You have to raise a minimum of €380 to participate but you get the following for your support.

Tour De Picnic perks

Everyone cycles first class with give2go
Full weekend pass to EP
Professionally supported 82km cycle
Baggage transfer to the festival
Massage on arrival
Ice bath on arrival
Goody bags on arrival
Bus ticket home
Bike transfer home

All you have to do is pop over to www.give2go.ie and register for Tour De Picnic and pay your €50 deposit and you’re away in a hack. This year they are raising money for The Childrens Sunshine Home, Lauralynn House. Ray DarcyJennifer Maguire and Mal O Kelly are officially taking part in Tour de Picnic 2012

A – Departure site, Tallaght Stadium
B – Rest Stop, Pollaphuca Resevoir 23.7km
C – Lunch Stop, Athy GAA 58.5km
D – Tour de Picnic Welcome Area & Recovery Zone