Vulpine schwag: we have a winner!

Tell us what your favourite kind of ride is and you could walk off with a bundle of Vulpine goodies...

by Dave Atkinson   July 13, 2012  

Vulpine cotton gilet


We asked to to come on over and tell us what your favourite kind of ride is. And you did, in your hundreds! Obviously the carrot of a bag of Vulpine goodies was on hand to get your creative juices throwing. It's a carrot that can only be eaten by one lucky rabbit though. And by "carrot", "eaten" and "rabbit" we mean "prize", "won" and "reader". I think we're all glad that rather tortured metaphor is over.

Anyway, on to the prize giving. We fired up the random-o-tron and picked one lucky winner for the gilet, jersey and t-shirt. And that lucky winner is DonnyCampo! Their favourite kind of a ride? "Cornish hills, quiet roads, warm sun, with a mid-ride saffron cake and a cappucino." Sounds splendid. And next time they're perusing the cake list for saffrony sustenance, they'll be doing it in some nice new threads. Hurrah.

These are fun, these Vulpine giveaways. For that reason we'll be doing another one soon. Stay tuned!


We promised you another Vulpine schwag and here it is! This time there's lots more top quality clothing goodies up for grabs. Our winner will be walking away wearing a Vulpine Cotton Visibility Gilet AND a Vulpine Merino Jersey AND a Vulpine Merino T-Shirt. Not bad, eh?

We're fans of Vulpine's range of stylish, performance oriented clothing round here: it's technical enough to meet the demands of almost any form of cycling, yet casual enough to work off the bike in equally demanding social environments. Even better when it's free...

Just like last time it's a comment-to-enter affair, and this time the question is...

What is your favourite kind of ride?

Answers on a comment below! We'll pick a winner at random next Wednesday. Usual schwag grab rules apply. Good luck!

To find out more about Vulpine visit their website and for the Vulpine view on what's going to happen at the Tour next week visit their blog.

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One that ends with a beer!

posted by bentos [15 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:03


I like riding in the wet. Am I weird? Thinking

posted by gerrymc [41 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:04

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Dry but not hot. No wind. Clear blue skies. 50-ish miles on smooth black tarmac. Feeling fast. Around 4000ft of climbing, hitting a few Strava PBs. With no maintenance or injury issues. Bliss!

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posted by Richthornton [102 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:10

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dry, sunny, no wind, flatish with a couple of hills, chewing the fat with good mates and a nice coffee stop with cake!

posted by lolance [5 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:10

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I'm looking forward to riding the Winchester 100 on the 15th for action medical research. A warm and pleasant day with a tail wind all the way. Looking at the forecast i don't think so some how....

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posted by Murrty [40 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:51

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Saturday morning spin - out of bed at 0700, quick breakfast and up the 1760 Col de Mantet, near Vernet-les_Bains in the Eastern Pyrenees. 1300m of climbing done by 0930 - non-stop, even on the 18% sections. Not even on my racing bike- riding my touring bike - straight barred Specialized Sirrus, mudguards, carrier, etc. Stopped on the way back down in the village (@1000m) of to buy honey made locally. 500g of pure miel in my jersey pocket to quicken the descent. Bliss.

Dave Walsh
Writer, Photographer

posted by davewalshphoto [7 posts]
10th July 2012 - 14:59


My commute is my favorite ride, because it's the one I get to take every single day.

posted by Joshbzin [2 posts]
10th July 2012 - 15:37


As long as it's not too windy I'm happy.

Though a good descent always gives me a huge grin Big Grin

posted by silly [40 posts]
10th July 2012 - 16:03

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Coastal and puncture-free.

posted by TallAlex [13 posts]
10th July 2012 - 16:16

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posted by paulbetts1968 [51 posts]
10th July 2012 - 20:46


Dappled sunlight in quiet country lanes.

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posted by starchild [21 posts]
10th July 2012 - 21:03

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Some banter, little traffic and as long as we can go. Anything else is a bonus

posted by Spooks [62 posts]
10th July 2012 - 23:37


I'd really like to leave a comment in one hit...

Give me a solo blast round the lanes of Sussex & Surrey, throw in a couple of 100Climbs and a cake stop

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posted by andylul [418 posts]
11th July 2012 - 8:26

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Anything that involves my mates, some sprints and some KOTM challenges.

posted by palacetim [14 posts]
11th July 2012 - 11:42


Winning the sign post sprint in front of my mates

posted by SarahT [14 posts]
11th July 2012 - 16:47


One where you don't require the user of a snorkel...

posted by thadjones [16 posts]
11th July 2012 - 16:59

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Any ride without traffic!

posted by lennythelion [48 posts]
11th July 2012 - 20:37

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long hard climb, quads burning at the top with a great view.

posted by djharman [5 posts]
11th July 2012 - 21:49


A ride without a designated finish time.

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posted by Saturdayboy [48 posts]
11th July 2012 - 22:48

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I demand a recount

posted by Sadly Biggins [271 posts]
13th July 2012 - 13:37


My perfect ride would incorporate the following:
1.Sweating buckets whilst on long steady climbs.
2.Fantastic s***-your-self, eyes watering, knuckles white descents.
3.Effortless cruising for miles along glass smooth roads in your highest gear.
4.Steady come down with laughter and chatter.

About 50-60 miles with snap halfway, maybe a flapjack and a hot chocolate, (dont like coffee).

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posted by mark064 [3 posts]
13th July 2012 - 14:52


Any!! ( Angry not training @ the moment due to illness Crying Crying Crying )

posted by Lite_no_speed [9 posts]
13th July 2012 - 15:01


Saturday club social, no punctures, no wind, no mental car drivers, and a sunny day

posted by lolol [176 posts]
13th July 2012 - 15:50

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any ride is good Big Grin

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posted by keith roberts [207 posts]
13th July 2012 - 16:38

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The next one


posted by lushmiester [163 posts]
13th July 2012 - 23:04


sun, cake, good mates ... Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [922 posts]
13th July 2012 - 23:17


Sunshine, good road surface, pleasant company and conversation, coffee and cake stop midway, hills for the views and somewhere new.

posted by rch30 [73 posts]
14th July 2012 - 10:12

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The one where I get pat the guy in front, them leave him for dead. Who mentioned commuter racing?

posted by Wolf04 [71 posts]
14th July 2012 - 17:56

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Sunshine, no wind and no tacks on the road!


posted by Thor Beverley [49 posts]
16th July 2012 - 8:40

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anything without cobblestones and punctures!

posted by circular [4 posts]
22nd July 2012 - 8:54

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