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Michal Prokop takes the win but he didn't have an entire christmas tree strapped to his back...

The Cobble Wobble is an institution these days, now in its fourth year. It's an eclectic blend of professional bikers, have-a-go tryers and fancy dress lunatics all trying to be fastest up a 179-yard cobbled climb through the centre of Frome. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's ace.

This year's race was wone by MTB 4X racer Michal Prokop in a time of 22.966 seconds, astonishingly quick since it was wet and slippery on the cobbles for the final this year. Last year's winner Lewis Lacey was second, while Martyn Ashton – who was fastest in qualifying on the same Pinarello Dogma he used for the Road Bike Party vid – slipped a gear in his final run.

Anyway, it's not really about the winning, is it? each year the fancy dress gets better and better. Top marks to the chap pictured at the top who did the climb with an entire christmas tree starapped to his back. Big shouts to the CobbleBots too, and the guy who did it on a unicycle. Ace filmster Alex Rankin was there to capture the action, so take the phone off the hook for five minutes and have a watch. It is Christmas, after all.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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The cueball whoobul race  19

Props to everyone who took part, but the guy with no shoes on and the person on the unicycle.......Could 2013 be the year for a guy on a trike  39 39

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lolol [181 posts] 3 years ago
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Excellent, you just gotta bloody love cycling, I do!

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alotronic [437 posts] 3 years ago
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@Gkam84 - I think you need to have a go and carry the banner for your sponsors! What could be easier than hill climbing on a trike?!?!

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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brilliant idea - dig out your climbing legs Keith!

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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I had better get practising then. I wonder if I could make a sandwich style board with people who have helped written on it. Then style it to cover a big ass hub motor.....Power up the hill and win a bike to auction off for a charity....

Is that called cheating?  19

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Gizmo_ [1333 posts] 3 years ago
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Anyone done it on an Ordinary?

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londonbrick [25 posts] 3 years ago
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Worth mentioning Prokop is a legend of the sport, owns 3 rainbow jerseys and did Beijing OG on BMX. How come he turned up in Frome anyway?

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Roberj4 [214 posts] 3 years ago
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Brilliant! I dare someone to do this on a low profile road bike!

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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With full disc wheels, and they're not allowed off the tri-bars...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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^lol

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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Ah, Raleigh! Just the man for the job. We'll even let you wear your new skinsuit and an aero helmet!

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll do it!

But I probably wont win.

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