We have winners! Free entry to F1 star Mark Webber's sportive this weekend + signed jersey

Red Bull driver's sportive takes in Northants and Buckinghamshire

by Simon_MacMichael   July 1, 2010  

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Well, it's Friday afternoon, Tiffin has been taken, and we've managed to tear our eyes away from Holland vs Brazil, Murray vs Nadal and of course the Tour de France build-up to set the random number generator to work, and we've found two lucky winners for Mark Webber's Ride to the Horns Schwag.

So without much further ado, it's Nellybuck who gets the jersey and the free entry to the ride, while Jonathan Wyatt misses out on the jersey, but also gets free entry to the sportive - we hope you both have a great day, and look out for an email winging its way towards you from road.cc very shortly.


This weekend sees Red Bull Formula 1 star Mark Webber, who walked away unscathed from a 190mph crash at the European Grand Prix in Valencia, swap four wheels for two as he hosts his annual Ride To The Horns sportive in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire – and we have two entries up or grabs, as well as a jersey signed by the Aussie motor racing ace himself.

The 93-mile ride takes place this Sunday 4 July and starts and finishes at The Stag restaurant in the village of Mentmore near Leighton Buzzard, with riders departing between 8am and 8.30am. After a gentle start through a gated road that takes you onto a route initially reminiscent of Flanders, things get a bit bumpier later on with some pretty steep climbs including Brill, Whiteleaf, the Crong and Ivinghoe Beacon.

Webber himself will be there on Sunday to hopefully ride the full distance and will also be posing for pictures and signing ride jerseys and shorts at Mentmore Village hall, but thanks to organisers Wheels in Wheels, one lucky road.cc user will get a signed jersey plus free entry to the ride, which normally costs £30, while another will get the ride entry free.

Even if you don't win, it's still not too late to enter the Ride to the Horns, and full details of that, as well as the shorter, 50-mile Stag ride and a family-friendly, 7-mile ride are available on the event website, and there will also be a full programme of activities throughout the day on the village green at Mentmore to keep everyone entertained.

To enter, just make a comment in the thread below – normal road.cc rules apply so just one entry per person. We’ll be making the draw tomorrow afternoon at around Tiffin time, so good luck!

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Sounds wheelie good, count me in!

posted by SmallerPlatypus [27 posts]
1st July 2010 - 10:07


Webber was very fortunate to walk away from that one.

Hope he can enjoy the 2 wheeled fun a bit more!

posted by Super Domestique [1695 posts]
1st July 2010 - 11:18


Excellent, I'm in please!

posted by nellybuck@msn.com [169 posts]
1st July 2010 - 11:27


Looked like he was driving Prof. Pat Pending's converter car while overtaking...

Count me in, please?

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posted by andylul [418 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:10

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Worth a punt. Count me in.

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posted by Hamster [93 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:32


surprised he's cycling this weekend after that 'shunt'.

posted by Jonny7C [64 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:37


Yes Please!!

Over the Hills and far away!!

posted by highwaymunky [38 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:51


oooh nice - xl -please Big Grin

posted by Decster [246 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:52


I watched the crash. Amazing that he got straight out. He's such a great athlete and I really admire his persistance in racing and riding, even when stuff like the crash happens, or the time he was knocked off his bike in Tasmania. Cheeeeeerrs!

posted by Myriadgreen [96 posts]
1st July 2010 - 12:58


please please please


posted by richeyre [39 posts]
1st July 2010 - 13:00



posted by mrchrispy [413 posts]
1st July 2010 - 13:03

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It is quite a hilly route, the 2nd half does have some pretty testing climbs (for me at least..) - one of them features in the '100 best climbs' book recently released.
Webber is also due at the festival of speed this weekend so it'll be interesting to see how he does both events

posted by jengy [70 posts]
1st July 2010 - 13:50


Sounds good


posted by Jonathan Wyatt [6 posts]
1st July 2010 - 14:08


count me in

posted by Rob [3 posts]
1st July 2010 - 15:52

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in please

posted by guttertrash [55 posts]
1st July 2010 - 17:23


I'm in! I really want to ride it but forgot about the event till I saw this article

Addicted to pedaling

posted by moolife [11 posts]
1st July 2010 - 21:52


Ride your heart out

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posted by ninjaslim [8 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 0:12


It's too far for me to travel but I'll take the shirt, he doesn't even need to sign it, xp j/k

posted by Alankk [132 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 0:57


Where is Ivanhoe Beacon Smile

posted by JK [22 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 9:43


Thanks JK, that's fixed now. Must have spent too much time staring at the Sir Walter Scott Monument when I was in Edinburgh last week Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9498 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 10:40


Erm... something

posted by djtrax [22 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 10:51


you know i might even sit this one out as the jersey doesn't really do it for me and certainly cant make the ride this weekend, what you mean im entered just by leaving a comment. golly gosh. Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1097 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 13:04