Frequently Asked Questions

How do I lodge money raised for the charity?

If you have funds to lodge as part of your fundraising target as with to do so direct into the CROSS Rugby Legends a/c.

All lodgment(s) made on your behalf must have your name beside each lodgment
All Sponsorship Cheques should be made out to : Friends of CROSS

Bank Account Name: Friends of Cross
Bank of Ireland, Stillorgan
IBAN: IE79 BOFI 9013 3597 3705 17
Sort Code: 90-10-95
A/c No: 97370517

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.

I’m a bit nervous as I am planning to do a stage / some stages / full tour on my own.

Don’t worry, plenty of the cyclists thought the same last year. Just read some of the testimonials on the link and you will see it is the best tour for anyone who wants to meet great people, have a laugh and do a few hard miles on the bike.

How will my luggage get transported?

A van will be parked outside the hotel every morning. Once you have packed up, just put your luggage in the van and the next time you will see it will be in the reception area of the next hotel.

What happens if I get tired and can’t finish a stage?

We have 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.

How and when will my bike get transported?

The following are the drop off points & times for bikes.
The following collection points will be used:

  • Tuesday 2nd Sept Dublin 10am – 12.30pm Woodies in Sandyford Industrial Estate
  • Tuesday 2nd Sept Dublin 1pm – 4pm Cycle Super Store, Hibernian Industrial Estate, Off the Greenhill’s Road, Tallaght D24
  • Wednesday 3d Sept Galway 10am – 12.30pm, Nigel’s Bikes, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Wednesday 3rd Sept Limerick 10am – 12.30pm, Frank Hogan Motors, Old Dublin road, Limerick
  • Wednesday 3rd Sept Cork 10am – 12.30pm Pick Up Point TBC
I am a keen cyclist and was wondering if you have a stage with a “Blow-Out” section.

We have planned two section that offer a “Blow Out” they are:

- Stage 6: Sligo – Letterkenny Tour Route, Sligo Letterkenny Direct…. Blow out route, exit at Donegal after lunch via Glenties, Ardara. Apart from this, all cyclists will cycle together.

I enjoy cycling but am not sure if I will be able to keep up with the main group all day.

This year will see two fully serviced groups i.e. Early & Late Group, with a Lead Car, Motor Bike Marshals, Support vehicle and Paramedic back up for each group. The Early Group will depart at 8.30am and Late Group will depart at 9.15am. On the morning of each stage “You” decide which group would suit you best….. don’t forget we have a support vehicle behind each group, if you need a rest take a lift for a few kilometers.

Note: if you are falling behind your 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 strongly recommend that you take out personal accident insurance to cover you for the duration of the trip.

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 then the mechanic will only charge for the replacement parts, labour is free of charge.

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.

What happens if I book a place and cannot take part in the tour? What happens to the funds raised?

We take €290 as a non-refundable deposit. We can refund the rest to those who donated on your MyCharity page. Alternatively, you can leave the funds in and use them for the 2015 Rugby Legends Tour.

When will you stop taking registrations for the 2014 Rugby Legends Tour?

Based on current registrations we expect the tour to sell out in the next 3 weeks, this is based on those cyclists wishing to do the Full Tour. We may have some places available on individual stages, the Galway to Westport stage is nearly SOLD Out with limited availability on Limerick to Galway, Sligo to Letterkenny.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions, fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you. Open the contact form >>