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The road.cc random number-o-meter in association with the fickle finger of fate has done its thing again and we have five winner each of which get a pair of entries for the Sunday's Stoke-on-Trent Tour Ride the weather forecast looks good (well it did when I wrote this) so it should be a corker. The lucky winners are…

fasted
flandrian
alexlnumber1 (Blimey! he won the Fantasy Tour de France too)
munded
demoff

Okay, Flandrian can't make it - got to ride up Alpe D'Huez or something, tsk call that an excuse. Thanks though Flandrian, much appreciated. Malcolm Binns the fickle finger is now pointing at you! 

Update alexlnumber1 can't make it - so Simon E - you're in!

 

All five then went in to a fickle finger of fate mini-league play off to decide who gets the signed Prostate Cancer Tour of Britain Sprint jersey signed by the Rapha Condor Sharp team, last man in demoff came out on top for that one. All the winners have been contacted and as soon as we have their details we'll be passing them on to the ride organisers - If any of them can't go we'll try and draw a replacement - so if you are one of the winners and can't make it please let us know asap.

The Stoke-on-Trent ride offers a choice of Pro, Challenge or Family rides and neither of the first two will be a walk in the park as they take you over the tough roads of the Peak District including Gun Hill, another legendary British knee crusher – it certainly looked like a challenge even for the pros during last Sunday's ToB stage over the same course.

Based on the feedback from riders on the South West Tour Ride and  last year’s Tour Ride in Stoke, you can expect slick organisation, several well-stocked feed stations, mobile mechanics and good signage. All the Tour Ride sportives and fun events are raising money and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Charity so if you can make a donation (the entry fee is usually £40) or even raise a bit of sponsorship (yes we know there isn't long) it will certainly be appreciated and even if you can't well you'll be doing your bit by being there, helping to make it a success and telling all your friends for next year.

We'll fire up the random-number-o-meter next Tuesday, mid-tiffin and the fickle finger of fate will do it's pointing schtick. Winners will be informed and we'll pass your details on to the ride organisers who will either sort you out with your timing chip etc on the day or post it to you. As ever normal Schwag Grab rules apply.

*despite appearances to the contrary. 

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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andylul [410 posts] 5 years ago
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Seeing as my step-dad died on Tues from prostate cancer I'd better pledge my support...

Cannot do either 5th or 26th but will raffle/eBay places if I'm lucky enough to win. All proceeds to Prostate Cancer

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winprint [126 posts] 5 years ago
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Alez le Tour Ride for Grandad in the Sky.  20

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andyspaceman [241 posts] 5 years ago
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Count me in for a pair.

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cslattery [84 posts] 5 years ago
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Sounds exciting, me please!  4

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High Cadence [11 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes please

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jezzzer [329 posts] 5 years ago
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i'm up for the one on the 5th as long as it finishes in time for me to play piano at church in the evening...  1

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charliemac74 [183 posts] 5 years ago
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Top giveaway, count me in please

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dubhghall1 [17 posts] 5 years ago
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Oh yes! Me too please  1

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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give us a bash at the 5th, and i may well have to pull a sickie if eye'zer winna

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Napalmhaze [82 posts] 5 years ago
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Yesplsthx

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Flandrian [33 posts] 5 years ago
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Come on guys let me win for once!  1

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SPAM Naval [139 posts] 5 years ago
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count me in please

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37monkey [138 posts] 5 years ago
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can I put my name into the hat/helmet  4 Thanks

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jorysmith [62 posts] 5 years ago
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Count me in, it would be great to ride the south west stage as it starts at my home town.

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MalcolmBinns [114 posts] 5 years ago
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Please! Count me in.

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North Cheshire [12 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm feeling luck today...

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timbola [241 posts] 5 years ago
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Got to have a go again - must win this week - may need pushing if I try the longest one, though !

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trevorx [75 posts] 5 years ago
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yes please

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richiecoops [40 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes please!

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alexlnumber1 [49 posts] 5 years ago
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I'll have a go!

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 5 years ago
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Nice

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martyntr [119 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes please, I'll give it a whirl too....

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sponging-machine [90 posts] 5 years ago
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Count me in for the 5th. I'll only do the 70km though as I've got a job interview on the 6th and could do with being able to walk.

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sponging-machine [90 posts] 5 years ago
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There again, I should just toughen up and rock the coast-to-coast really.  19

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tyke [7 posts] 5 years ago
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would love a go at this

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munded [54 posts] 5 years ago
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Never done one in my life, and sounds like a great way of getting a taste.

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demoff [327 posts] 5 years ago
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That could be a grand day out in Stoke and I can take a mate as well even better. Please put my name in the hat.

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nickpeters [42 posts] 5 years ago
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A perfect day, me please!

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JC [155 posts] 5 years ago
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yes please

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Myriadgreen [96 posts] 5 years ago
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I'd love to have a bash! Pop me in the prize draw please!!!!  1

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