Battle on the Beach schwag - we have a winner!

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

by Dave Atkinson   January 29, 2014  

Battle on the Beach

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!

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Don;t you mean Pembrey??

posted by Scoob_84 [192 posts]
24th January 2014 - 16:52

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Scoob_84 wrote:
Don;t you mean Pembrey??

is that an entry, or just pedantry? Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
24th January 2014 - 16:57

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Schwag schwag schwag

Asolare

posted by Goldfever4 [167 posts]
24th January 2014 - 16:58

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I'm guessing that it would help to have a suitable bike, too?

posted by Al__S [520 posts]
24th January 2014 - 17:11

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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...

posted by Hanneke [1 posts]
24th January 2014 - 17:17

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
Scoob_84 wrote:
Don;t you mean Pembrey??

is that an entry, or just pedantry? Thinking

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

posted by Scoob_84 [192 posts]
24th January 2014 - 17:27

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Yes please......

posted by Redx [30 posts]
24th January 2014 - 17:39

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Be rude not to have a go ! Pick meeeeee!

Do what you love and the rest will follow !!!!

posted by dmc [51 posts]
24th January 2014 - 17:44

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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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Twittering: @toomanybikes

posted by Philiprints [16 posts]
24th January 2014 - 18:12

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Go on then... (I'll probably regret this)

posted by gforce [29 posts]
24th January 2014 - 18:48

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I would like a place, as part of my name is relevant to the event
Cheers
Andy

More inane drivel at @andybris

posted by Andybris [11 posts]
24th January 2014 - 19:19

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Kooks Rule!

posted by Viro Indovina [78 posts]
24th January 2014 - 19:57

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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.

Riding the road to nowhere

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posted by Gepin [62 posts]
24th January 2014 - 20:15

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Entering for someone else, because there is no chance I can do thing Rolling On The Floor

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
24th January 2014 - 20:29

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Gissa go!

posted by sherbertflyingsaucer [4 posts]
24th January 2014 - 20:38

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Missed out on entering, be great to have a crack at this Smile

posted by nscott [51 posts]
24th January 2014 - 21:30

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Go on

posted by paulring [37 posts]
24th January 2014 - 21:50

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Count me in!

posted by will.101 [56 posts]
24th January 2014 - 22:16

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Sounds like an excuse for a new bike!

posted by allezrider [63 posts]
24th January 2014 - 23:04

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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. Yawn

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.

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1055 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:43

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Well it'll be something different to do this year!

posted by crazy-legs [505 posts]
25th January 2014 - 9:16

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Would you get a price for coming last? Laughing

posted by Chris Deacon [119 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:11

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If you insist... Rolling On The Floor

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posted by gazpacho [80 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:12

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ok go on go on go on!!

posted by cove123 [68 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:45

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Please

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr

posted by Izaak30 [77 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:02

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Cycling by the sea in March in South Wales? Can't wait.

posted by jonathanfmcgarry [12 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:37

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Why not?

posted by splashgordon [33 posts]
25th January 2014 - 15:49

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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

posted by jason.timothy.jones [303 posts]
27th January 2014 - 9:26

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Am I too late for this?

posted by harrietflash [1 posts]
27th January 2014 - 13:22

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