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The votes are in and verified, and someone's in the pink.....

Well it's been a long journey, but we've made it. From nearly 6,000 entries we've whittled down the list and arrived at just one. Juliet Elliot is the winner of our Trek Project One Competition, and her design will be made into a proper real Trek Series 4 bike.

In the end Juliet rather ran away with it, nearly hitting 2,000 votes, more than 800 in front of next-placed Simon Brown. So it's a pink, lime green and cyan colour scheme that Trek will be sending to the paint shop. The final counts are shown at the bottom of this story.

Here's Juliet's winning entry

To say Juliet’s thrilled would be an understatement. When we emailled her the good news, she replied:

“I kid you not, I was excited about the competition from the minute I entered it; I’ve ridden a Trek Domane before and really, really loved it and even the possibility of owning a bike in those colours made me squeal! I picked the colours right away, then I spent a while tinkering around with components so that I could get that wheel set in under budget.

“After I sent off the design, I kept thinking about it longingly and when voting opened, honest-to-god, I actually couldn’t sleep I was so overexcited!

“To actually win…. to win this? AAAAARRRRRRRRGH! WHAT? Is this really going to happen? I’m going to get to ride it? No WAY!!

“I can’t stop smiling, thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that voted, particularly everyone at Mid Devon CC who were as excited about the whole thing as me. I’ll let you all have a go on it!”

We'll be following up to see the bike in the flesh, so stay tuned for that. And thanks to everyone that entered! There'll be plenty more stuff to win on road.cc in the coming months...

The final count

Juliet Elliott 1966
Simon Brown 1124
Ed Greenough 981
Graham Dodgson 763
Graham Watters 695
Lee Watts 617
George Ince 591
Michael Downes 575
Alice Carter 421
Jamie Watkins 398
Brendan Thurlow 365
Andy Whitaker 321
Gareth Matthews 313
Stuart Knipe 313
Darren Collard 306
Ben Towell 276
James Nohl 250
Alex Gidley 243
Lee Griffin 241
matt simon 219
Mark Campion 216
Simon Hayes 191
Todd Dembrey 173
Richard Moss 159

 

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Doper [66 posts] 1 year ago
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That's the one I voted for! Easily the bestest!  41

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pants [218 posts] 1 year ago
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I am just happy the winner doesn't have flames on it.

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 1 year ago
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[waits for the sh*t to hit the fan] this one's had more twists and turns than a Robert Mugabe election campaign...

Well done Juliet! Enjoy it.

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si.brown [32 posts] 1 year ago
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Congrats, Juliet!

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divingrob [23 posts] 1 year ago
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Well done Juliet.

Hope you enjoy your Domane as much as I do mine.

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andyspaceman [241 posts] 1 year ago
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Well done Juliet.

And very magnanimous in defeat there Si. My green & yellow flames (I like the flames!) could only manage mid-table - I think I'd feel slightly more gutted if I'd come second!

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fancynancy [78 posts] 1 year ago
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ah well done! Its nice that someone so truly excited about it won it  4 Great design!

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sethpistol [68 posts] 1 year ago
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glad that one won, was the best looking by far

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noblematt [7 posts] 1 year ago
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Probably the better design from my memory, but given she's a sponsored rider and can use her network of fans to vote for her, it should either have not been a 'voted for by fans' competition or she should have been allowed to enter. Danger with this is that it becomes a who has the most social media followers competition, not who has the dest deign.

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andybwhite [248 posts] 1 year ago
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well done! but I thought everyone wanted black these days  3

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GoingRoundInCycles [133 posts] 1 year ago
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How appropriate that up to now Ms Elliott is best known for riding a fixie .....  24

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Jonny_Trousers [245 posts] 1 year ago
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It actually kind of works. Congrats!

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Leviathan [1779 posts] 1 year ago
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1966, a good number to end on.

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Dizzy [68 posts] 1 year ago
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Well Done Juliet
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rnarito [46 posts] 1 year ago
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Congratulations Juliet! Though not sure I would buy a pink bike...

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Comrade [202 posts] 1 year ago
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...yay...and i'm just a jealous guy! Congrats; it was nearly as good as mine although I stood no chance of winning....... (because I never got short listed!!).....what?

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37038 [15 posts] 1 year ago
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Nice bike in Dulux colour chart paint scheme  13 Enjoy the bike whatever happens!

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parksey [343 posts] 1 year ago
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Agreed that this seemed to be a contest of who had the biggest social media following in the end, but fair play to the winner, I hope the bike gets plenty of use.

Am I the only one that counts just 24 names on that list though?

What happened to the 25th?

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ridein [110 posts] 1 year ago
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Not my color preference, but it looks like the color scheme would be for the Lampre-Merida team.

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fatbastard [24 posts] 1 year ago
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That is the most hideous paint scheme I have EVER seen. I feel sick just looking at at.  31

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J90 [288 posts] 1 year ago
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That is hideous. Nice opinions, you strange strange people.

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gb901 [149 posts] 1 year ago
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Hideous is the word!

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fuzzywuzzy [73 posts] 1 year ago
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It doesn't work for me at all either but hey we all have different tastes and big grats for winning and getting a bike that looks how you want it to!