Frequently Asked Questions

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 http://www.crossrugbylegends.com/testimonials/ 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.

If I do one stage, can I get a lift back to where I started?

We provide a return transfer after every stage. You can put your kit bag in the luggage van and use the hotel leisure centre to shower, change and join the group for dinner after the cycle. A return transfer leaves at 8pm every evening to bring bikes and cyclists back to the start-point.

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 on Wednesday 4th Sept:

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

The main group can split during the Sligo-Letterkenny stage (11th September) the option of going directly to Sligo or taking a longer, more difficult route via the 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.

The tour is designed around all cyclists doing all 7 stages together but we have an ‘Early Group’ who like to head away 30/40 minutes before the main group. This ensures that they arrive at the final destination in or around the same time as the main group. The food stops en route are always open and ready for the earlier cyclists.

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.

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 €250 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 MyCharity and use them for the 2015 Rugby Legends Tour.

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

We will close the registration for 2014 once we reach our full allocation in terms of accommodation.

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 >>