Tour of Britain VIP schwag: we have a winner!

Who's going to be hobnobbing with the great and good on Sunday?

by Dave Atkinson   September 16, 2011  

Andre Greipel wins Stage 8 of the 2010 Tour of Britain (picure credit The Tour of Britain)

Plenty of you were up for a trip down to the smoke to get the VIP treatment at the hands of the nice Tour of Britain people. And thanks to our friends at The Cycle Show, we had one free berth to give away behind the velvet rope. And whose name has been picked out of the hat-cum-database this time around? Why, it's you...

El Badgerino!

We've spoken to the badger who's stoked to be going and is currently phoning around to see who wants to the +1. The rest of you will have to join the unwashed throng, we're afraid. But to cheer you up, here's a chance to win a Merino jersey...


Fancy a VIP day out at the Tour of Britain shakedown in London? Thanks to our friends at the Cycle Show, we've snagged VIP Hospitality for one lucky reader and a friend, a look behind the scenes at the event and a ride in one of the Tour race vehicles during the 8.8 kilometre individual time trial stage around Westminster on Sunday 18 September.

Britain’s Team Sky has a strong line up for the Tour of Britain, including Cycle Show ambassadors, Ben Swift and Geraint Thomas MBE. Winning this prize will get you right amongst the action as they bid for home glory at the first ever Tour of Britain individual time trial in central London. The time trial starts at the end of Whitehall Place, where riders will roll down the time trial ramp at one-minute intervals, before heading out on a flying lap taking in some of the best-known sights in Central London. Not that the riders will be looking at the view...

With only five corners on the 8.8 kilometre circuit, fast times are expected on a course which will suit experienced time trialists, making for a thrilling conclusion to the 2011 Tour of Britain. This money-can’t-buy prize will place you right amongst the action, thanks to the Cycle Show, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is comment below. We'll make the draw on Friday at 12pm. Good luck!

The Cycle Show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham 30 September to 2 October 2011. The show offers the best opportunity in Britain for you to see and ride the latest bikes on the outdoor road bike demo track. For more information about the show, visit

Some small print: Usual schwag grab rules apply. Obviously you'll need to be able to get yourself to Central London on Sunday, and the prize doesn't include your transport to and from the event.

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I am available

posted by huggyboy [11 posts]
15th September 2011 - 9:10

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Yes please Big Grin

posted by konkrete [6 posts]
15th September 2011 - 9:16

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I'm gonna be there anyway so it seem rude not to go for the hospitality

Shut up legs

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posted by slow-cyclo [74 posts]
15th September 2011 - 9:40

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Don't mind if I do

posted by matanhale [16 posts]
15th September 2011 - 9:40

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posted by dino1968 [3 posts]
15th September 2011 - 9:45

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posted by jonny8oy [17 posts]
15th September 2011 - 10:01

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posted by Chutzpah [70 posts]
15th September 2011 - 10:09

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I couldn't think of anything better do do on a sunday! sign me up, fingers crossed

Joe Willis

posted by joewillis [7 posts]
15th September 2011 - 10:44

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I would love it and the wife would too!

posted by JohnDarroch [1 posts]
15th September 2011 - 10:49


Wow what a prize Love Struck with seeing it live and up to date of minute by minute Acton .forget bike pron this is prize pron Hypnotized so ,oh yes please count me in . Smile Cool


posted by Ash Hoaken [4 posts]
15th September 2011 - 11:06


deal me in

posted by pot belge [4 posts]
15th September 2011 - 11:07

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Yes Please!! And I even have a friend to take!!!!

posted by keith_newnham [61 posts]
15th September 2011 - 11:12

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Awesome prize Smile

Matt F

posted by laneyspeedhorn [2 posts]
15th September 2011 - 12:41

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Oh I would love this!


posted by charlottelellis [5 posts]
15th September 2011 - 12:41

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please Big Grin

David Clark- Competing in the 1st ever Global race, covering 18,000miles in over 20 Countries. 18th February 2012.
While trying to break the following world records at the same time;
- Fastest person to cycle the world
-Youngest person to cycle the wor

posted by David cycling t... [66 posts]
15th September 2011 - 13:34

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Would like to be involved in this one

posted by mcchesneyuk [24 posts]
15th September 2011 - 13:45

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posted by Matt eaton [516 posts]
15th September 2011 - 14:34

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I'm in.


posted by Gunders [5 posts]
15th September 2011 - 15:44

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Count me in please!

Crazy Cats

posted by crazy cats [27 posts]
15th September 2011 - 15:55

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Nerd yes please!

posted by fraser.scott [13 posts]
15th September 2011 - 15:59

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We drove to Peebles for the start, I'm sure I can convince the missus to let me come to London for the finish (please?!)

posted by stw.philj [15 posts]
15th September 2011 - 16:36

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If I cant do it on a bike then a car will do!!

Decide if its too cold and wet after the ride...

posted by bri_the_Wiz [54 posts]
15th September 2011 - 20:40

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Yes Please, count me in!


Kingston Wheelers CC

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posted by Hilltown_Ian [9 posts]
15th September 2011 - 21:41

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My and my son would love it. Yes please

posted by markcoultrip [9 posts]
16th September 2011 - 7:45

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what time do i have to be their...Smile


posted by robbo764 [52 posts]
16th September 2011 - 8:07

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Yes please. It's ages since I won a schwag grab!

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posted by Marco Panettone [33 posts]
16th September 2011 - 12:19

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posted by bogglecycle [36 posts]
16th September 2011 - 12:27

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Can you put my name into the helmet please

posted by Nevetsyarg [71 posts]
16th September 2011 - 12:31

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posted by ColT [233 posts]
16th September 2011 - 12:58

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weel aye, stick me down for that


posted by garymattless [27 posts]
16th September 2011 - 13:32

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