May 2011

Spokes Summer 2011 Competition

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.

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