RevUp is back again this year after a bit of time off due to the various lock downs and social distancing issues over the last two years. This year the event kicked off from Joe Duffy Motorrad.
The 2022 run takes place over the may bank Holiday Weekend - April 30th to May 2nd and was the 15th run since the event began. Each of the 45+ charity riders that signed up for the event received a Joe Duffy Goody bag with lunch to keep their strength up on day one of the ride out.
The event works as a navigation exercise with the initial points to ride given out in Finglas at the start of the first day. You simply follow the route sheet and ride to the first checkpoint where you get the second set of directions and so on. This allows you to leave when you want and ride at the pace you enjoy and in a group you’re happy to ride with.
Participants have to raise a minimum of €650 (and €500 for a pillion) and that includes the following: 1,000km mapped and scouted routes, luggage transfers, 2 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel (breakfast & dinner included), breakdown services for the weekend and full support for the 3 days from Team RevUp.
The run is always well attended and this year looks like it will be no different with registration being limited to 100 bikes with or without pillions. The route is always kept a closely guarded secret with the details of how to get to the first checkpoint being given out at the dealership on the morning. At the first checkpoint details of the route to the second are given out and at the second the final stage which gets us to the hotel is supplied.
RevUp is only open to motorcyclists and their passengers. No Cars.
All types of motorcycles authorised by road traffic regulations may participate.
The event is a point-to-point navigation ride.
Participation is at the discretion of the organiser, whose decisions are final.
Entries are made online via www.revup.ie or contact one of the organisers listed on the contacts page.
Entry to the event is by donation, with a minimum requirement of €650 sponsorship per rider & €500 for pillion passengers. The benefits of the fee include: – Route cards for each stage of the point-to-point navigation ride; accommodation (including breakfast), evening meal & entertainment at venues; awards, badges, souvenirs.
This year the preference for RevUp 2022 is to support a National Charity. After reviewing how several worked the team felt that the Irish Wheelchair Association was a really good fit. Over the past number of years our Charity Partner Lord's Taverners Ireland have supported various Irish Wheelchair Association projects and as a result of how well this went they have awarded IWA Sport Preferred Recipient Status.
A previous RevUp event raised funds to purchase a minibus which was donated to one of their clubs previously so there’s a very strong relationship with them already as we know how well they do what they do. Both RevUp and Lord's Taverners Ireland have seen first-hand how both the clubs and individuals that have been supported to date have benefited and it is fantastic to be able to continue this support.