We have a Winner for Tour of Britain VIP hospitality… and IG Hill Climb Challenge place

VIP hospitaltiy at final stage + a place to race in the IG Markets Hill Climb Challenge courtesy of Map My Tracks

by Tony Farrelly   September 13, 2012  

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

We have a winner for what has to be one of the best competitions we've ever run… Our lucky winner will get to pit himself and his bike against gravity and a very steep hill in front of cheering crowds in the IG Hill Climb Challenge before settling back with a friend to enjoy some VIP hospitality while watching the pros tackle the same hill shortly after - all courtesy of Map My Tracks. So, who did the random-number-o-meter pick?

Phil Walker is the lucky man - he's been informed and even now is ramping up his training.

Bad luck to those of you that missed out, but there will be another great roadcc competition along soon… although it won't be containing any hill climb hurt (sorry about that).


On Sunday 16th September after completing almost 150km of racing, the final stage of The Tour of Britain concludes with a dramatic scramble to the finish on Guildford’s scenic cobbled High Street. We have teamed up with the official GPS tracking supplier for the 2012 Tour of Britain, Map My Tracks, to offer you the chance to take on this climb moments before the leaders arrive, with a coveted place in the IG Hill Climb Challenge.

With only 40 riders taking part in this invitation-only event in front of capacity crowds, this is your chance to put your climbing skills to the test and see if you can make it onto the podium… and possibly throw up on Guildford High St without being arrested.

Afterwards, you’ll be able to cool off and watch The Tour’s closing moments with a guest from a prime location on the finishing straight. This VIP experience will include an exquisite buffet lunch accompanied by a selection of Adnams wines, and comes courtesy of Map My Tracks.

This really is one belter of a prize and a great day out for you and your plus one. To enter the competition, all you need to do is comment in below - usual Schwag Grab rules apply + the winner enters the Hill Climb at his/her own their own risk and Tinderhouse Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to property or individuals. We will announce the winner next Wednesday.

Map My Tracks will be tracking the peloton's progress every step of the way during The Tour of Britain, allowing fans and spectators to follow the race online or via the Map My Tracks App.

For more information about the Tour of Britain Event Tracker powered by Map My Tracks, please visit: http://mmteventtracker.com/

About Map My Tracks:

Map My Tracks will be tracking the peloton's progress every step of the way during The Tour of Britain, allowing fans and spectators to follow the race online or via the Map My Tracks App.

For more information about the Tour of Britain Event Tracker powered by Map My Tracks, visit: http://mmteventtracker.com/

For more information and instructions on how to download Map My Tracks applications please visit: http://www.mapmytracks.com


One place in the IG Hill Climb Challenge and two tickets for the VIP Hospitality package on Sunday 16 September 2012.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm with qualifying for the IG Hill Climb Challenge starting at 10am.

The VIP Hospitality enclosure opens at 11am and is located in the Trinity Church, Guildford. The Package includes;

*Exquisite buffet luncheon served with accompanying Adnams wines

*Prime location on the finishing straight with exclusive views of the finish line

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oh go on then!

posted by Wallace85 [8 posts]
11th September 2012 - 12:35

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Since when did Adnams make wine?

posted by jarderich [91 posts]
11th September 2012 - 12:39

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Hillclimb indeed!

Incline perhaps .... Wink


posted by shay cycles [301 posts]
11th September 2012 - 12:55


What a fantastic prize, I'd suffer like no other if I got the chance to do that climb.

posted by MrSkeen89 [4 posts]
11th September 2012 - 13:01

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Go on then.

Stefan Kruger

posted by xpqz [11 posts]
11th September 2012 - 14:05



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posted by tonesclonmore [5 posts]
11th September 2012 - 15:29



posted by 123-BIKEIT [18 posts]
11th September 2012 - 15:41


Yes please! I eat hills for a living.

posted by Rawrrrr [12 posts]
11th September 2012 - 15:43

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Yes please, complete my year with the quick sprint up a hill. Call Me

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posted by miles_from_anywhere [33 posts]
11th September 2012 - 16:08


OH YES! I will show the pros how's done!

posted by rudymelo [1 posts]
11th September 2012 - 16:29


I feel the pain already..... Im in! Crying

posted by PhilWalker [31 posts]
11th September 2012 - 16:39



posted by chrisb87 [71 posts]
11th September 2012 - 18:25


yes please I wanna do that!

posted by stevemarks [482 posts]
11th September 2012 - 19:17


Please please i want to go! Big Grin

posted by einypw [2 posts]
11th September 2012 - 19:33


give it a go

posted by markymoo [50 posts]
11th September 2012 - 20:08


Oh very yes. I'm a local too.

posted by ade [85 posts]
11th September 2012 - 20:19


Bit late to the party but I'm all over this, sounds awesome...

posted by Gregory_John [8 posts]
11th September 2012 - 21:34


Sound goods to me

posted by Jonathan Jaques [1 posts]
11th September 2012 - 21:48


I was planning to head over to watch the finish anyway, so if someone else is buying the booze I'm definately in!

posted by DonnyCampo [66 posts]
11th September 2012 - 21:49


Ja bitte

Fantasy Tour de France Winner 2010
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posted by alexlnumber1 [52 posts]
11th September 2012 - 22:05


I'll give it a go Worried

posted by showmemagic [6 posts]
11th September 2012 - 22:41


Count me in!

posted by JonyEpsilon [10 posts]
11th September 2012 - 23:33


Yes please. I like a good hill and there's fa around Cambridge.

posted by Alan Tullett [1581 posts]
11th September 2012 - 23:37


Sounds like a great prize.

posted by D71 [52 posts]
12th September 2012 - 8:16


My local city centre hill - would be nice to ride a short sharp one for a change! (100 Climbs In 13 Days)

posted by Steve Benton [1 posts]
12th September 2012 - 9:33


Is it odd that I'd be looking forward to the Hill Climb just as much as the Pro Race?! Would love a go!

posted by sethpistol [57 posts]
12th September 2012 - 9:40


that'll be nice

posted by popsikekid [4 posts]
12th September 2012 - 12:57


oooo that sounds good to me!

posted by Amos [44 posts]
12th September 2012 - 13:27

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Ready willing and able.

posted by mbt [12 posts]
12th September 2012 - 13:42


I would love to race up a hill it would be a first Plain Face Plain Face

posted by andybeaman [17 posts]
12th September 2012 - 18:52