Hoy's Hidden Bikes compo gives you the chance to win a £1,000 bike

Three gold bikes hidden across the UK, follow the clues to find one and you could win big

by Dave Atkinson   April 26, 2013  

Hoy's hidden bikes

Got a bit of time on your hands, and like puzzles? Why not check out the Hoy's Hidden Bikes competiton running at Evans Cycles at the moment. Sir Chris and the chaps from Evans are hiding three golden bikes across the UK – one in London, one in Manchester and one in Edinburgh over the next couple of weeks, follow the clues on twitter and you could trade one in for £1,000 of gear from Evans.

First up is London is London, and the clues have already started. Here are the first two...

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Clue 1: Running from Crickdale to Southend this is no bike ride. Mile upon mile of places to hide.

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Clue 2: Four wheels and trucks, rather than two. It's busy on Sundays. Enough of a clue?

There's more to come. The bikes are locked and the combination to the lock will be hidden in the clues as well. Once you've found the bike and unlocked it, you just need to take it to your local Evans store where they'll need to verify that it's one of the prize bikes, and not some old beater out of your shed sprayed with gold paint.

Just follow @chrishoy on twitter or search for the hashtag #hoyshiddenbikes. If you don't do twitter, all the clues will also appear on the compo page on the Evans website. Happy sleuthing!

 

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I would start looking for a skate park next to the Thames....

posted by stuartp [61 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:35

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I think I know where it is. Too bad I don't live in London any more, could just zip up there Wink

(And no, I'm not telling)

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8258 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:36

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stuartp wrote:
I would start looking for a skate park next to the Thames....

Great minds, eh... Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8258 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:36

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man, people gonae luk lik stealin bikes out there yo.

posted by Alankk [121 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:41

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Too bad I'm floating on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic

posted by condor_rider_1988 [31 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:52

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OK. I'll pop down there after work. Can anyone help with the combination?

posted by Coleman [329 posts]
26th April 2013 - 13:31

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I'm guessing you need the third clue to finish the combination. Might be 4-2-?, from simply taking numbers mentioned in the tweets. Crickdale to Southend on the Thames is 215 miles - so 2-1-5 perhaps? Could do with knowing how long the combination is.

£1k of vouchers would be nice, regardless of the fact that it's Evans.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3320 posts]
26th April 2013 - 13:49

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hiding three golden bikes across the UK – one in London, one in Manchester and one in Edinburgh

Going to have to hide the Manchester one very well indeed or it won't be there when you decipher the clue!

posted by crazy-legs [537 posts]
26th April 2013 - 14:29

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notfastenough wrote:
Could do with knowing how long the combination is.

Might have to ask Melvin Bragg.
Oops that's another clue, or is it....

posted by stuartp [61 posts]
26th April 2013 - 16:29

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I don't imagine Manchester has any more thieves than London. Yawn

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1072 posts]
26th April 2013 - 22:38

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