This year’s annual Spokes summer competition – My Cycling Solution – has been launched…
We want to know a cycling challenge or problem you’ve experienced – and how you solved it. An everyday problem, a one-off disaster, something exotic, as long as you found a great solution you could win one of our great prizes!
Parking or storing your bike; persuading friends to join you; fear of road danger; what to take on a day out; getting your bike up north for a weekend; staying dry cycling to work; moving luggage or kids … or more personal or philosophical matters like “Will it help me find a boyfriend/girlfriend?”
or just plain “Why on earth am I doing this?”
Prizes include an Edinburgh Bicycle Revolution Tune-up workstand [rrp £89.99]; a ScotRail 1st-class return for 2 between any 2 Scottish stations; a Lothian Buses one-month ridacard; and prizes from Kalpna Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Jupiter Artland, Scottish Seabird Centre and Sustrans. See info sheet/ entry form [below] for more details of prizes and sponsors.
The competition closes on 24 September so you’ve plenty time to work up a really excellent entry and win a top prize. But there again, don’t put it off and forget about it!! Each person is allowed 2 entries, so why not do one entry now – and another later this summer to give yourself a chance to experience more challenges and work on some brilliant solutions!
Spokes may put some or all entries on our website, in our Bulletin, possibly in a special publication, or use them in other ways – so you could be famous too!!
For detailed rules, prizes and other information download the rules/instructions sheet [pdf 657k]. The sheet includes an entry form – or you can enter on your own blank A4.
For further fun and inspiration have a look at our downloads – competitions page which has the results of previous competitions, such as cycling jokes, cycling recipes, and how I’d spend £1m to get more people on bikes. Prizewinners and hopefully prizewinning entries from the 2011 competition will also appear on that page once the results are announced.