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Inaugural UK beach race is sold out but we've got a place on the start line up for grabs...

Well, not surprisingly due to the fact that the prize was hours of pain on a Welsh beach in March rather than a pile of shiny things, entries were a bit down for this'n.

But still some hardy souls put their names in the hat, and the hardy soul whose name got picked out was Hanneke. Congrats to them and sorry to all the other masochists who missed out. More schwag soon!

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Beach racing is quite the thing right now. We had that VecchioJo try it in its native Netherlands back in December but now there's a UK option too: howies Battle on the Beach, taking place this March in Pembrey in South Wales.

If you haven't entered yet, then you're out of luck: it's already sold out, such is the appetite for this kind of thing right now. But you still might sneak in, because we've got one place to give away to one lucky reader. Just comment below and you're in the hat, we'll pick a winner at tiffin time on Monday, unless we forget, which, let's be frank, wouldn't be unheard of. Anyway. Enough commas.

Usual schwag grab rules apply. Along with the fact that you'll need to be available to go to Wales on March 16 to actually do the race, natch. Travel and accommodation and petrol and service station pasties aren't included. It's just your entry. Good luck!

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Scoob_84 [381 posts] 2 years ago
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Don;t you mean Pembrey??

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Scoob_84 [381 posts] 2 years ago
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Don;t you mean Pembrey??

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 2 years ago
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Scoob_84 wrote:

Don;t you mean Pembrey??

is that an entry, or just pedantry?  39

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Goldfever4 [221 posts] 2 years ago
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Schwag schwag schwag

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Al__S [1033 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm guessing that it would help to have a suitable bike, too?

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Hanneke [1 post] 2 years ago
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Can I bag this place for my race partner? He tried to enter but was too late as it was sold out in days and he is really gutted about it...

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Scoob_84 [381 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
Scoob_84 wrote:

Don;t you mean Pembrey??

is that an entry, or just pedantry?  39

oh go on, put my name in the hat. I could tie this in with a visit to my old folks in swansea

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Redx [48 posts] 2 years ago
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Yes please......

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dmc [68 posts] 2 years ago
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Be rude not to have a go ! Pick meeeeee!

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Philiprints [28 posts] 2 years ago
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Go on then.
I'll bring my cross bike. And a Winston Churchill outfit. And a WW2 landing craft.*

*I have one of these 3 things.

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gforce [51 posts] 2 years ago
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Go on then... (I'll probably regret this)

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Andybris [8 posts] 2 years ago
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I would like a place, as part of my name is relevant to the event
Cheers
Andy

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Andybris [8 posts] 2 years ago
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I would like a place, as part of my name is relevant to the event
Cheers
Andy

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Viro Indovina [81 posts] 2 years ago
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Kooks Rule!

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Gepin [59 posts] 2 years ago
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I am already in.... But would love for my brother to share this ride with me. Our mum is ill , nuff said.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Entering for someone else, because there is no chance I can do thing  24

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sherbertflyingsaucer [7 posts] 2 years ago
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Gissa go!

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nscott [51 posts] 2 years ago
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Missed out on entering, be great to have a crack at this  1

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paulring [46 posts] 2 years ago
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Go on

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will.101 [62 posts] 2 years ago
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Count me in!

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allezrider [92 posts] 2 years ago
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Sounds like an excuse for a new bike!

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WolfieSmith [1323 posts] 2 years ago
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Jesus. Riding off road is hard enough without racing in a pack across leg sapping featureless sand. I've ridden CX bikes and fat bikes on the beach and after throwing a few skids and running through a few puddles it very quickly gets a bit well, samey.  37

But good luck to them. As we say in the county hosting the 2 stages of this year's TDF: There's nowt as queer as folk.

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crazy-legs [768 posts] 2 years ago
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Well it'll be something different to do this year!

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Deac [163 posts] 2 years ago
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Would you get a price for coming last?  21

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gazpacho [96 posts] 2 years ago
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If you insist...  24

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cove123 [90 posts] 2 years ago
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ok go on go on go on!!

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Izaak30 [131 posts] 2 years ago
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Please

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jonathanfmcgarry [36 posts] 2 years ago
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Cycling by the sea in March in South Wales? Can't wait.

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splashgordon [47 posts] 2 years ago
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Why not?

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jason.timothy.jones [294 posts] 2 years ago
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Ill have a go, so long as the sand is form enough for a fatty on a road bike with 19c tyres

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