Fancy a day on the Rás in the best seat? Here’s your chance

Posted on: May 15th, 2018

Europcar Rás competition for a day and night on the race

Thanks to Europcar, we’re giving away the best seat in the house on the Rás for you and a friend, with accommodation. And you’ll be in the company of a former Irish pro and Tour de France rider.


Europcar, global leaders in car hire, have signed as partners for the 2018 Rás Tailteann.

As part of this partnership they will be providing cars from several of their regional and airport branches, of which there are seventeen nationwide, to act as support and lead cars for this year’s Rás.

To celebrate this exciting partnership Europcar want to gift a Sticky Bottle reader with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the cyclists taking part in this year’s Rás.

The winner and a friend will be able to join Tour de France veteran and Irish cycling luminary Laurence Roche in the Europcar lead car along one of the eight Rás stages!

Then afterwards Europcar will provide accommodation for two in the relevant finish stage town where there will be a chance to rub shoulders with those taking part in this grueling race.

The full list of the eight stages for this year’s Rás are as follows:

  • Stage 1, Sunday May 20: Drogheda to Athlone, 136km
  • Stage 2, Monday May 21: Athlone to Tipperary, 148.7km
  • Stage 3, Tuesday May 22: Tipperary to Listowel, 140.4km
  • Stage 4, Wednesday May 23: Listowel to Glengariff, 153km
  • Stage 5, Thursday May 24: Glengarriff to Mitchelstown, 150.2km
  • Stage 6, Friday May 25: Mitchelstown to Carlow, 154.6km
  • Stage 7, Saturday May 26: Carlow to Naas, 141.2km
  • Stage 8, Sunday May 27: Naas to Skerries, 144.6kms

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize all you have to do is leave a comment, below, in answer to the following question:

Who is the official race partner to this year’s Rás?