Winning design will be incorporated within £7.2 million redevelopment

Youngsters are being invited to submit their designs for bike parking facilities to help put the finishing touch to a £7.2 million redevelopment of a theatre in Oxford.

The Peasus Theatre on Magdalen Road, East Oxford, has organised a competition called Rack Your Brain? that invites children and youths aged between six and to put forward their ideas, and the winner will see their design transformed into reality with it being used in the finished development.

Organisers say, “there’s no reason why a bike rack needs to look like a bike rack, so if you’re aged 6-19 let your imagination run wild and show us what you can do. Don’t worry about how to make it – we’ll sort that out.”

They add that contestants should “think sculpture, think crazy, think unusual, think amazing,” and participants are encouraged to “put it on paper however you like. Don’t worry about making it perfect, just make it you.”

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Pegasus Theatre website, and additional materials are available by emailing the theatre, or calling on 01865 792209.

The closing date is Monday 8 February 2010, and entries should be sent to Katherine Proudlove, Pegasus Theatre, 7 Newtec Place, Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RE. Entrants are reminded to include their names and to have their submissions signed by a parent or guardian.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.