We have a winner for a day in a Tour of Britain race convoy car

Experience one of the world's great bike races courtesy of The World's Ultimate Cycling Races

by Tony Farrelly   September 7, 2012  

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We have a winner for our first 2012 Tour of Britain compo of a day sampling the action at close quarters from a race convoy car. The prize comes courtesy of the nice people at Collins and who are also giving away two copies of their new book The World's Ultimate Cycling Races as runners up prizes. And the winner is…

arrieredupeloton - who gets the chance to go up front for the day and to bring a friend too.

Copies of the World's Ultimate Cycling Races will be in the post to:

Chutzpah - which is a bit spooky given his comment in the compo - I hate it when the random-number-o-meter does that; and
Livestrongnick

Congrats to those three and if you didn't win fret not… we've got another awesome Tour of Britain compo coming up shortly.

 

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As well as experiencing the full stage from the back of a race convoy car, our winner (+ friend) will get:

  • An opportunity to mix with the riders
  • Continental breakfast served with tea and coffee (although you might want to go easy on that seeing as you'll be in a car non-stop for four hours shortly afterwards)
  • An official Tour of Britain programme
  •  Experienced hostess to ensure the smooth running of your morning

All you've got to do is get yourself to the start line and home from the finish line - the race car will pick you up from one and drop you off at the other it will be up to you to manage the rest.

he World's Ultimate Cycling Races comes out on September the 27th and was compiled by top cycling journo, (and an old road.cc chum), Ellis Bacon. The book contains everything you need to know about the best cycling events across the globe, including facts and statistics for cyclists of all levels, and for spectators who want to learn about the best races to watch, ahead of publication you can find out more by visiting The World's Ultimate Cycling Races Facebook page.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the prize is comment in below. Usual Schwag Grab rules apply. We will announce the winner on Friday morning.

Good luck!

198 user comments

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yes please. stage on sat 15th would be fab.
cheers

A B.

posted by andrew b [15 posts]
5th September 2012 - 20:50

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Please, please please please please please please"................

posted by kiterseve [9 posts]
5th September 2012 - 20:57

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Yes, I'll give it a go, I'll have the Nottingham stage please, no problem getting to the start, not sure how I'll get home yet, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!!!

posted by kohakumark [23 posts]
5th September 2012 - 20:58

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I don't suppose any road.cc fans are NOT in this one? Even me, please.

Andy M

posted by balbardie [9 posts]
5th September 2012 - 21:01

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Absolutely yes

posted by bendev [29 posts]
5th September 2012 - 21:09

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I've already got the days off for three stages.

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posted by Happy Shopper [2 posts]
5th September 2012 - 21:12

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An experienced hostess? Intriguing.

posted by FeynmanC [35 posts]
5th September 2012 - 21:28

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Will this be lucky first time ? This will be a fantastic prize for two very lucky people.

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posted by goodolfin [1 posts]
5th September 2012 - 22:03

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That would be great

posted by mrkeith119 [86 posts]
5th September 2012 - 22:09

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Stage 1 please

David

posted by dgblackett [11 posts]
5th September 2012 - 23:42

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Wiggo is my idol! I would love to ride along side him, but with ease.

Joe Willis

posted by joewillis [7 posts]
6th September 2012 - 6:42

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Fantastic...Ipswich to Norwich would be great
R

posted by rogerseaman1 [20 posts]
6th September 2012 - 7:11

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Thank you, please! Ooooooosh! Surprise

posted by cllr hodgen [45 posts]
6th September 2012 - 7:55

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And so, my hat is tossed into the ring too! Fingers crossed!

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posted by MWhiteley [4 posts]
6th September 2012 - 7:57

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Yes please Cool

posted by dh264 [12 posts]
6th September 2012 - 8:21

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I'm self employed, I'm sure my clients would understand, wouldn't they?

tommy2p

posted by tommy2p [85 posts]
6th September 2012 - 8:55

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Last stage please.

halfpound

posted by halfpound [42 posts]
6th September 2012 - 9:29

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Yup, I'm in. Nerd

posted by Sascha [8 posts]
6th September 2012 - 10:19

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Big Grin Would love to join the race at Barnstaple Cool

posted by Rob Greening [1 posts]
6th September 2012 - 11:05

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I like this and want it. Can I have it please.

posted by mightyspurs [5 posts]
6th September 2012 - 11:38

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Diary all cleared in prep!

posted by Hadji1982 [1 posts]
6th September 2012 - 11:45

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Dear God, what a good prize , as they say the wheels on the bike go round and round, and i have a pair of sideburns growing for the occuson so would be proude to show them off and plus it would be a great way to see the teams,and A Power Bar starts tasting better than a Snickers . Yawn

posted by Ashleyhoaken [37 posts]
6th September 2012 - 12:15

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I'm in

posted by charliebah [14 posts]
6th September 2012 - 15:03

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Count me in please... I never win anything so this would be nice

posted by Markmod [15 posts]
6th September 2012 - 17:46

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I've already got the day off and a friend coming up for the day so this would be perfect

posted by patch [16 posts]
6th September 2012 - 17:54

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This would be he highlight of the year. Hope I get lucky Wink

posted by pyedubois [1 posts]
6th September 2012 - 18:59

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Vindaloo!

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posted by oilymoyle [17 posts]
6th September 2012 - 20:14

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Cool I just want to hand out the water bottles
Val

posted by valerieseaman [10 posts]
6th September 2012 - 22:01

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I would love that. ToB with the wife, in a car on our anniversary. Magic

posted by Spooks [61 posts]
6th September 2012 - 22:21

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am I too late?

I go great with chips Tongue

posted by tommyketchup [85 posts]
7th September 2012 - 10:34

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