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Five places to be won, eight boxes of bars up for grabs and two ways to be a winner!

The title might be a bit misleading now: you don't win Ed Clancy. You do win the opportunity to go on a ride with him though, and walk away with a big stack of 9bars for your trouble.

We've put our hand into the big black internet sack and pulled out five e-balls, and the names inscribed on them are thus:

chrisb87
adman88
cavasta
Celeb
awkward

Congratulations you five, and hopefully you'll all be able to make it up to the Peaks for a pootle* around with Ed and road.cc's own Mat Brett. Unlucky if you missed out, but there will be another schwag grab along soon!

As for the 9 days of 9bars winners: if you've won we'll have already contacted you, as we did it on a day-to-day basis.

*it's unlikely to be a pootle

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Fancy going for a training ride with a triple world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Ed Clancy? Well thanks to those nice people at 9Bar you can. We've got five places up for grabs to go for a ride with Ed on Sunday 1 May in the Peak District. We'll be there too to record the event… but don't let that put you off. As well as that, there's a box of 9Bars to be won every day until the Royal Wedding!

Our five winners will join Ed to tackle some of his favourite training roads then we'll stop for lunch and you can ask the Olympic hero any questions you have on cycling, training or his career. AND that's not all, the lucky five will also be going home weighed down with enough 9Bar nutritional goodness to last them a very long time indeed.

On top of that you can head over to our facebook page and 'like' the compo entry there. We'll draw one lucky reader to receive a box of 9Bars every day from tomorrow until the end of the competition, and two of the ride winners will be from facebook too. And yes, you can double your chances by entering both ways.

If you win all you've got to do it turn up on Sunday 1 May (that's the bank holiday weekend) with your bike and a helmet and we'll take care of the rest… snacks will be provided, possibly of the 9Bar variety.

9Bars are a completely natural blend of nuts seeds and honey, they're also delicious we like them as you can find out by reading our 9Bar review, Ed Clancy is also a fan: “They’re great for me on and off the bike, I was recommended to use 9Bars leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics as some of the other bars and gels I was using weren’t going down that well,” explains Clancy. “I use them both on and off the bike, I’m a bit of a snacker really so they’re ideal to take with me on the go. My favourite time is at breakfast, a 9Bar and a banana is all you need!”

We'll be drawing our competition on Wednesday 28 April, usual Schwag Rules apply. On top of those, you'll also need to be able to get yourself to and from the Peak District, obviously. Good luck!

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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cat1commuter [1418 posts] 4 years ago
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Of all the schwag you've ever offered, this is the one I'd most like to win. Sadly I'm not free on the 1st May!

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Fringe [1047 posts] 4 years ago
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i'll take the 9bars ta.! +1 for not free on specified date though.

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TomAMoore [16 posts] 4 years ago
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Enter me in the bar contest, I would have a bit of a problem coming from the other sied of "the pond." for the ride.

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Winton [67 posts] 4 years ago
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I'll have some of that please!!

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mellisr1 [73 posts] 4 years ago
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oh yes please but people might have to wait for me at the tops of climbs I fear even 9Bar energy wont let me keep up!

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IPFreely [32 posts] 4 years ago
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Great Schwag

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falls offlots [90 posts] 4 years ago
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What a top prize! Not sure I'll keep up with Ed for long but willing to give it a go. Count me in

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pipsuds [56 posts] 4 years ago
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yes please

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antk1 [14 posts] 4 years ago
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yes please i need snacks

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woollee23 [98 posts] 4 years ago
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Training-tastic! I need all the help I can get to prepare for the Deloitte Ride Across Britain in June.

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richiecoops [40 posts] 4 years ago
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Woo! I'm in!

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tawnycam [12 posts] 4 years ago
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Me, me, me!

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greented [2 posts] 4 years ago
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I would have given my 'I' teeth to do this but I am not free then, and er the dentist took my 'I' teeth anyway, but I have enough ivories left for the bars should they come my way

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cavasta [216 posts] 4 years ago
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Ed to the Peak District on 1st May

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jayme [117 posts] 4 years ago
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pick me, pick me

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cslattery [84 posts] 4 years ago
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I am not a fan of poetry.

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Pifko [106 posts] 4 years ago
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Please!

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adman88 [20 posts] 4 years ago
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Saw ed win the blackpool nocturne a couple of years back, would be tough to keep up with him. Would love to try though!  1

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Benjamin Hall [59 posts] 4 years ago
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Im in!

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MattFr [103 posts] 4 years ago
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Go on put me in the hat!

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paulrattew [91 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please

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jamescycling [47 posts] 4 years ago
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Let's go!

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demoff [327 posts] 4 years ago
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Put my name in the hat please. Off over to Facebook now to double up.

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angelcastillo [12 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm "in it to win it".  1

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DonnyCampo [62 posts] 4 years ago
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If the wife can guarantee not to give birth until after the 2nd, I'm up for the ride... but may have to settle for the safe option of the free grub  3

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eviltoystealer [64 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm on the doorstep!!

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timhames [3 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please. Day before my birthday & I'm not far away. Would be marvelous!  1

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Simon E [2539 posts] 4 years ago
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I could get to ride with Ed Clancy AND maybe win a load of 9bars?!?

Yes purleeez!

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mik27rc1 [3 posts] 4 years ago
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yeah please

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GreenMark [108 posts] 4 years ago
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Bloomin' 'eck, yes please!

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