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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.

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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!
 

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.

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SmallerPlatypus [23 posts] 6 years ago
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Sounds wheelie good, count me in!

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Super Domestique [1613 posts] 6 years ago
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Webber was very fortunate to walk away from that one.

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

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nellybuck@msn.com [169 posts] 6 years ago
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Excellent, I'm in please!

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andylul [410 posts] 6 years ago
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Looked like he was driving Prof. Pat Pending's converter car while overtaking...

Count me in, please?

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Hamster [102 posts] 6 years ago
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Worth a punt. Count me in.

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Jonny7C [64 posts] 6 years ago
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surprised he's cycling this weekend after that 'shunt'.

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highwaymunky [37 posts] 6 years ago
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Yes Please!!

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Decster [246 posts] 6 years ago
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oooh nice - xl -please  4

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Myriadgreen [96 posts] 6 years ago
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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!

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richeyre [38 posts] 6 years ago
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please please please

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mrchrispy [486 posts] 6 years ago
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yarrrrrr

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jengy [72 posts] 6 years ago
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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

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Jonathan Wyatt [6 posts] 6 years ago
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Sounds good

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Rob [3 posts] 6 years ago
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count me in

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guttertrash [52 posts] 6 years ago
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in please

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moolife [10 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm in! I really want to ride it but forgot about the event till I saw this article

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ninjaslim [8 posts] 6 years ago
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Ride your heart out

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Alankk [139 posts] 6 years ago
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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

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JK [20 posts] 6 years ago
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Where is Ivanhoe Beacon  1

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Simon_MacMichael [2477 posts] 6 years ago
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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  3

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djtrax [22 posts] 6 years ago
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Erm... something

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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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.  4