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Pigeon droppings prevail!

[Updated Sept 16]   The Spokes 2013 Summer Competition – for a photo and caption on the theme Cycling with a Purpose – has now been judged.

The judges had no difficulty in selecting the top entry.  For the second year in a row our top prizewinner was…

Mark James from Dunbar – with this highly purposeful entry
A delivery to the Belhaven Hospital Community Garden of pigeon droppings, using one of Sustaining Dunbar's Trailers

A delivery to the Belhaven Hospital Community Garden of pigeon droppings, using one of Sustaining Dunbar’s Trailers

 

Judging then became much more difficult, with a range of excellent entries, but after much debate the top 15 entries were selected.

Second place – Charlie Wood, Portobello
What better use for a bike than hauling happy kids around on an adventurous, and exhausting, day out?

What better use for a bike than hauling happy kids around on an adventurous, and exhausting, day out?

Third Place – Polly Waters, Aberlady
‘Can you take me to Gullane Beach please?’ Cora, the environmentally sensitive Bearded Collie, prefers to travel to the seaside by bike.

‘Can you take me to Gullane Beach please?’ Cora, the environmentally sensitive Bearded Collie, prefers to travel to the seaside by bike.

Fourth Place – Oliver Brookes, Marchmont – whose picture is a paean of praise for the children, parents and teachers of Sciennes Primary
The more we cycle the safer it gets! - Sciennes Primary, Edinburgh

The more we cycle the safer it gets! – Sciennes Primary, Edinburgh

All other entries

The full set of entries can be seen here [pdf 5.4MB].

The complete list of prizewinners is…

  1. Mark James, Dunbar
  2. Charlie Wood, Portobello
  3. Polly Waters, Aberlady
  4. Oliver Brookes, Marchmont
  5. Damion Willcock, Broughton Village, Biggar
  6. Mark James, Dunbar [no prize for second entry]
  7. Kim & Ulli Harding, Southside
  8. Maragaret Hanson, Leith
  9. Jackie Howlett, Liberton
  10. Katharine Wake, Blackhall
  11. Nancy Pinkerton, Gilmerton
  12. Tim Smith, Pilrig
  13. Leo Paredes, Whitson
  14. Leo Paredes, Whitson [no prize for second entry]
  15. Katharine Wake, Blackhall [no prize for second entry]

Our apologies

Unfortunately Spokes lost this entry from Cait Pearce of Currie, so it was not judged.  We will send a consolation prize.  Cait also sent an explanation of the background to her picture – we have included it at the end of the above all-entries file.

We did the sums when our car died spectacularly: desperation+bike+trailer+banana box+2 bags for life = 1 weekly shop for family of 4!

We did the sums when our car died spectacularly: desperation+bike+trailer+banana box+2 bags for life = 1 weekly shop for family of 4!

Thank You!!

Special thanks from Spokes to…

  • Everyone who entered – especially you if you entered!
  • The external independent judge on our panel,  John Lauder, Director of Sustrans Scotland
  • and…

The sponsors of our great prizelist – fuller details on entry form

Now check out the amusing and amazing winners from our previous years’ competitions.

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