Ridgeback Century bike Schwag - we have a winner!

Fans aplenty, but only one winner...

by Dave Atkinson   March 12, 2010  

Ridgeback Century on white

Well, no tiffin today, our afternoon sustenance has come in the form of some lovely Easter nests. Still, it's all the sugar rush we needed to crank up the randomising machine and pick a winner from among the nearly 900 of you that have joined us on Facebook. Not bad odds but there can only be one winner, and that winner is...

Owen Whitford!

Lucky ol' Owen walks away with the Schwag this time. It could be you next time! okay, admittedly it probably won't be a bike but there's still going to be stuff up for grabs of a Friday, so stay tuned... and next time we promise you won't have to master any technology more complex than the comment button at the bottom of the page.

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Original competition story:

Yowser! You'll want to have a crack at this one - our most valuable Schwag grab yet. We were down at IceBike to see top UK distributor Madison's range of products for this year and beyond, and we came back with a few things: some gloves, a clever bottle you can put energy gel in, some new Conti tyres to try... and a £800 Ridgeback Century bike to give away to one lucky reader! All you've got to do is be our fan on Facebook by pressing the button just below the next paragraph…

The bike is built around a Reynolds 520 frame and Carbon fork, and comes with a Compact Shimano Sora 18 speed groupset. The bike comes with full length mudguards and Ridgeback finishing kit; wheels are Alex rims on Shimano hubs and Tektro's R538 brakes take care of the stopping. It's a super useful bit of kit and did we mention versatile too - you get rack mounts for light touring duties or the commute. Add all that up and what do you have? A bike worth £800, that's what.
 

road.cc on Facebook

And it can be yours, for free, in 54, 56 or 58cm frame size. And all you have to do is become a fan of road.cc on Facebook by pressing the Facebook button above. Yup, we want to feel loved (sniff), that's all. If you're not on Facebook, well: what better incentive could you have to register than this? It only takes two ticks. If you're already on Facebook you should be able to get fanned up in the box above, or you can go to the road.cc page by clicking here. If you're already a fan, the you're already in the hat!

The compo will run for two weeks until tiffin time on Friday 12 March. Remember to win the prize don't comment: hit the Facebook Fan button. Oh, and the usual Schwag Grab rules apply.

The Eagle eyed may have noticed that there's been a slight change of bike since we went live with the Schwag grab earlier which was originally for a £600 Ridgeback Solo World but to make up for any disappointment turned the schwag-o-meter up to 11 to bring you this £800 steel tubed, mile munching beauty instead.

Good luck everyone! Let the swelling of fan numbers, and our collective warmth and pride, commence!

45 user comments

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just what I need!

posted by graemeg52 [103 posts]
26th February 2010 - 15:13

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Cant people read!?? ''Remember to win the prize don't comment: hit the Facebook Fan button.''

posted by gazedo82 [26 posts]
26th February 2010 - 15:56

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they could be doing both. Like me Wink

Spinning on a wheel

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posted by Hammy [97 posts]
26th February 2010 - 16:00

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if you can't see *that* arrow then you don't deserve to win Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7444 posts]
26th February 2010 - 16:02

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Did you intercept my letter to Santa last year. Because he didn't deliver, and here we are.

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posted by AndyyK [40 posts]
26th February 2010 - 16:06

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The perfect yin to the yang that is my Genesis Flyer. It would be the ideal singlespeed summer bike / winter bike combo!

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posted by andyspaceman [229 posts]
26th February 2010 - 16:26

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Oh, hold-on - it's just changed from a Solo to a Century, so no longer just singlespeeds in the shed, a geared bike as well too - just what I'm saving up my pennies for!!

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posted by andyspaceman [229 posts]
26th February 2010 - 17:55

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isn't that just an Genesis 'Equilibrium' with different stickers and 'guards..both Madison aren't they?

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posted by Fringe [1082 posts]
26th February 2010 - 18:00

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Don't think it is, but would that be a bad thing? Thinking Smile

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4151 posts]
26th February 2010 - 18:23

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My wife's called me a "fan" for years, that must count for something....

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posted by vtwenty3 [26 posts]
26th February 2010 - 18:44

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no guess not..still may never find out as im banned from facebook Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1082 posts]
26th February 2010 - 18:45

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Fringe wrote:
no guess not..still may never find out as im banned from facebook Big Grin

By Facebook? Surprise

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4151 posts]
26th February 2010 - 18:51

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tony_farrelly wrote:
Fringe wrote:
no guess not..still may never find out as im banned from facebook Big Grin

By Facebook? Surprise

no by my good self, in fact ive not even tried it..'time and money time and money!' blah blah blah, (or to busy looking at some website..Road.cc i think its called).

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posted by Fringe [1082 posts]
26th February 2010 - 19:01

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yes, I know what you mean. I finally joined it for professional reasons Smile a few months back and I can see why so many people find it so addictive, but after an initial burst of activity I haven't really had much time to devote to it either… can't think why Liar

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4151 posts]
26th February 2010 - 21:29

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Not on faceache and l don't plan on joining. Keep the old format please! http://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/angry.gif

posted by polo [35 posts]
26th February 2010 - 22:14

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not on facebook but Mrs Hatter is so she's signed up but boy will she hold me to ransom if she wins!

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
27th February 2010 - 12:15

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Well a new Ridgeback to put alongside the old Ridgeback and the not quite so old Ridgeback would certainly be appreciated. Count me in.

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2250 posts]
1st March 2010 - 9:13

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oooooooh ..... yes please Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [729 posts]
1st March 2010 - 12:23

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My time is coming!

I won my wife a year's worth of luxury lingerie, so karma must be just waiting to repay my foresight, surely? Thinking

It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.

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posted by narch [109 posts]
1st March 2010 - 20:17

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"isn't that just an Genesis 'Equilibrium' with different stickers and 'guards..both Madison aren't they?

how very dare you ) hehe.. You're right, they are both owned by Madison, however I have little involvement with Ridgeback beyond working in the same premesis as Toby Howes. We do chat about ideas naturally, we share frame factories where it works out well to do that, but the Equilibrium is as much a 'Genesis style' take on Audax / Sportive bikes as the Century is Ridgeback's own. A few mm, a tenth on wall thickness or a half degree here and there all make subtle but worthwhile adjustments to fit and ride feel.

James / Genesis

posted by james-o [207 posts]
2nd March 2010 - 17:48

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Just got a new Mountain Bike, now it's time I had a new Road Bike

mozz1965

posted by mozz1965 [7 posts]
2nd March 2010 - 19:07

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yes please Smile

Carpe Diem ab absentis: seize the day off

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posted by Coodsta [99 posts]
3rd March 2010 - 9:49

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I'll have a bit of that action please

posted by Phaedrus [14 posts]
3rd March 2010 - 12:53

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Yur do I av ter regitry on that facey look thingy. ?? or wat !!! Confused

posted by Are We There Yet [53 posts]
3rd March 2010 - 17:04

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arp

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7444 posts]
3rd March 2010 - 17:32

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yes please

posted by graemeg52 [103 posts]
8th March 2010 - 11:02

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yup!

posted by ponnymeister [35 posts]
8th March 2010 - 13:29

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The box at the top says i am a "FAN" so will go with that!
Bike is needed for a "Paralympian to join the 2010 Project"on www.parrabuddy.blogspot.com so will you all do the "Right Thing" and waive your rights so as to hlp someone in need? Visit the blog to see what it is about!

Good Luck to whoever wins as i have enough for me but want to help others!

Skippy(advocate for "Disabled / Para Sport")@skippydetour. blogging as skippi-cyclist.blogspot & Parrabuddy.blogspot currently on the road with ProTour Grand Tour Events .

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posted by skippy [385 posts]
9th March 2010 - 18:40

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Touring bike. Maybe I will come over to ride it.

Please visit surlyrider.wordpress.com to read about all of my daily adventures.

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posted by surlyrider [2 posts]
10th March 2010 - 15:31

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Yeah, count me in please Smile

A day not ridden is a day not lived.

posted by TijnUK [5 posts]
11th March 2010 - 16:21

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