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

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!

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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 www.vulpine.cc and for the Vulpine view on what's going to happen at the Tour next week visit their blog.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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BBL [12 posts] 4 years ago
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Plenty of cake and NO punctures!

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Sadly Biggins [269 posts] 4 years ago
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My favourite ride would have to be: sun's out so shorts and SS jersey, 30-50 miles, light breeze and nice meal waiting for me when I get back.

That would make a nice change from torrential rain plus strong, gusting headwind.

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ajruff [1 post] 4 years ago
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A good long ride with friends, exploring and discovering new places. Preferably with a stop for good food!

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nellybuck@msn.com [168 posts] 4 years ago
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At the moment, anything which is remotely dry..

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Some Fella [890 posts] 4 years ago
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At the minute a dry one would be nice.

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croutledge [37 posts] 4 years ago
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Mine would be around 50-60 miles taking in Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Pass in Cumbria on a nice sunny day as the views across the lakes are even more stunning.

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Guido [43 posts] 4 years ago
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Has to be a big alpine day with friends. Lots of up and lots of down and an espresso on every col!

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spicypedro [101 posts] 4 years ago
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My favourite kind of ride involves tackling hills I didn't think I could tackle, and still feeling like I could ride them again afterwards.

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mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 4 years ago
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I have a 46 mile route through the hills of South Lanarkshire and into Ayrshire that I do whenever life has me totally p***ed off - doing that on a sunny Sunday morning is the closest thing to heaven

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 4 years ago
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As a Yorkshireman, living in Cambridgeshire, my favourite kind of ride is a full, sunny day out in the Yorkshire Dales with a group of good friends. Lots of challenging climbs on quiet roads with magnificent scenery.

I'm lucky enough to do this a few times a year with mates that I've had since school (I'm 55 now) and always look forwards immensely to a trip back to 'God's County' for a spin out int'ills!

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JoeNobody [32 posts] 4 years ago
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One with friends, where there's good chat, banter, maybe a bit of competition, and the chance of a beer at the end  1

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we8ster [15 posts] 4 years ago
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Love a nice sunny day, with a nice cafe stop for tea and cakes! Hopefully without any punctures, but that's just life on the road!

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 4 years ago
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Solitary, epic and dry, in rolling terrain. 80:20 road-to-path ratio.

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daloriana [13 posts] 4 years ago
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Night time ride to the coast, fast and silent, ride to the beat of your own drum!

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rmeloa [30 posts] 4 years ago
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A ride by the sea!

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babybat [27 posts] 4 years ago
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Along a coastal road - there's nothing like being able to go for a swim after a long ride to cool you off and soothe your muscles. Followed by a pint and a fish supper. Heaven!

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sparrow_h [35 posts] 4 years ago
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On holiday in France with a tent and my dearest, the sun is shining through the clouds and we are full of plat du jour and cider, and we can go as far as we like in any direction we please, following the little white roads through fields and villages, snacking on marsbars and saucisson baguettes, swimming in dodgy-smelling brown rivers... Best holiday ever!

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Strathlubnaig [113 posts] 4 years ago
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Flat start, big hills in the middle, rolling finish, and a good café somewheres, and dont forget some rain and wind too.

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corkadillo [8 posts] 4 years ago
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Nice steady ride, with the wife. Does not happen often, need baby sitters.

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Branthill [31 posts] 4 years ago
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A dry one with hills

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Branthill [31 posts] 4 years ago
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A dry one with hills

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muddyfox69 [27 posts] 4 years ago
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I like the big dipper, although the log flume is fun too.

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The Chaplin [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Beasted the old roman road yesterday, could have done with a Gillet........

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ALIHISGREAT [119 posts] 4 years ago
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One where i get lost and stumble across something new!

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bfslxo [144 posts] 4 years ago
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Fresh early summer's morning, bank holiday or weekend, quiet roads - birds in trees, really light breeze, 50 miles, undulating with two good steep ones at 20 & 36 mile mark, 3/4 mile down other side then pacy 10 mile closing to home - new PB time - lie down on kitchen floor - jumped on by doggies - shower - missus has brunch already ready - bit of cheesecake - coffee (lots off) kick teenage daughters outta bed - throw everyone in car for walk with doggies in sun.

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tbeckett7 [28 posts] 4 years ago
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Early morning before it gets too hot: Varese to the Campo dei Fiori (desperately trying to do it under 38 minutes) followed by a giro of the Campo ending with Binda's Rancio to Mottarossa (desperately trying not to exceed 25 minutes).

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pirnie [199 posts] 4 years ago
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Any ride where it doesn't rain!! Seems to be too much to ask for at the moment!!

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op1983 [45 posts] 4 years ago
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Dry, Sunny, on holiday touring somewhere in Europe

Like last summer's trip with the fiancee down the Danube.

Don't mind a hill here and there - but she isn't too keen

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step-hent [722 posts] 4 years ago
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Long, flat, sunny and remote, with a group of 5 or 6 - a big fast day out.

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richardp27 [25 posts] 4 years ago
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one with no wind and/or rain

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