Video: Cobble Wobble 2012

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

by Dave Atkinson   December 20, 2012  

cobble wobble 2012

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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The cueball whoobul race Devil

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 Thinking Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [7870 posts]
20th December 2012 - 13:05

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Excellent, you just gotta bloody love cycling, I do!

posted by lolol [95 posts]
20th December 2012 - 13:13

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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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posted by alotronic [223 posts]
20th December 2012 - 14:25

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brilliant idea - dig out your climbing legs Keith!

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posted by notfastenough [2522 posts]
20th December 2012 - 16:21

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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? Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [7870 posts]
20th December 2012 - 16:31

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Anyone done it on an Ordinary?

Boardman CX Team '14 | Cannondale CAAD8 '12 (written off, SMIDSY) | Scott Sportster '08

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posted by Gizmo_ [574 posts]
20th December 2012 - 17:05

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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?

posted by londonbrick [22 posts]
20th December 2012 - 21:31

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Brilliant! I dare someone to do this on a low profile road bike!

posted by Roberj4 [156 posts]
21st December 2012 - 12:44

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With full disc wheels, and they're not allowed off the tri-bars...

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posted by notfastenough [2522 posts]
21st December 2012 - 12:56

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^lol

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1723 posts]
21st December 2012 - 14:42

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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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posted by notfastenough [2522 posts]
21st December 2012 - 15:19

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I'll do it!

But I probably wont win.

Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1723 posts]
21st December 2012 - 15:49

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