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Over 7,000 took part last year, the 2013 event is taking place on June 30

Hey, is it monday already? Ahem. Anyway, with no further ado we've dipped our fingers into the magic hat and pulled out three winners for these ride tickets. And our lucky winners are:

bike_food
Speedy1319
wmpmw02

Congrats to those guys and commiserations if you didn't win. The 52-mile event has now sold out but there are still tickets left for the 13- and 26-mile rides, so head over to www.greatcycle.org if you want to take part.

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We have teamed up with The Great Manchester Cycle to offer three road.cc readers (and a friend each) the chance to take part for free on Sunday 30 June 2013.

The Great Manchester Cycle caters for all abilities, from club cyclists to families who wish to take on the challenge together. Riders have a choice of three routes: A Great Day Out over 13 miles, Rule the Roads over 26 miles, or for the more established riders the 52-mile Break Away from the Pack. Last year the closed-road event attracted over 7,000 entrants to the home of British Cycling, many of whom were taking part in an organised cycling event for the first time.

Starting and finishing at Etihad Campus, the home of Manchester City FC, the 13-mile loop will give participants the chance to see the city from a whole new perspective as they pass landmarks such as Old Trafford and ride along roads free of cars, including the iconic Mancunian Way – a stretch of motorway normally off-limits to bikes.

London 2012 women’s team pursuit Gold medallist Joanna Rowsell is the event ambassador and will be riding alongside a host of TV celebrities, including Emmerdale’s Liam Fox (Dan Spencer), Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden), Rik Makarem (Nikhil Sharma), Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King), Zoe Henry (Rhona Kirk), Jeff Hordley and James Hooton (Cain and Sam Dingle).

To enter the draw, just stick a comment below. We'll pick our winners next Monday (17 June) – obviously you'll need to be able to get yourself to Manchester on the 30th, it's not like we can send you the ride in the post. Usual schwag grab rules apply. If you don't luck out here then adults tickets are £20 for any distance, and kids aged 8 and over can ride for a fiver. Children aged 3-7 can take part in the 13-mile route for free, but will need to use either a tag-a-long bike or children's bike trailer/seat. Don't leave it too long if you want a place on the 52-miler though, there are less than 100 spots left.

For further information on the event please visit http://www.greatcycle.org/

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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mazz77 [23 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please!

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Wookie [241 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please  4

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stefv [216 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please.

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farrell [1946 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm in!

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Jaltham [60 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please!

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falls offlots [90 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please!

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Gkam84 [9111 posts] 4 years ago
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This is an event I could do the LONG distance in  4

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woollee23 [99 posts] 4 years ago
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Count me in please. The real challenge is getting this past 'domestic management'  3

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mingmong [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please!

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bikemadjo [72 posts] 4 years ago
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I'd love to!

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Daryl.Kennedy555 [20 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes Please. Thanks

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 4 years ago
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Please

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 4 years ago
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Si por favor

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zanf [963 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please!

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Izaak30 [140 posts] 4 years ago
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Please

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a9350058 [56 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm ready to ride

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mrchrispy [495 posts] 4 years ago
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great event, yes please

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wynkev [2 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please.......

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tao24 [76 posts] 4 years ago
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yes please

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charliej [3 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please.

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robynjones1982 [15 posts] 4 years ago
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Keen, please sign me up.

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Joselito [160 posts] 4 years ago
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Please

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Jlow447 [7 posts] 4 years ago
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Please and thank you  1

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Stumps [3496 posts] 4 years ago
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Go on then  4

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andyt1964 [28 posts] 4 years ago
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go on then

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nemysys [49 posts] 4 years ago
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A couple more this way please...!  3

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richteebis [24 posts] 4 years ago
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ok

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Phat boy [7 posts] 4 years ago
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Yes please.  4

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timbola [248 posts] 4 years ago
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I would like to win, please  1

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Mostyn [400 posts] 4 years ago
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OK - count me in for the 52, miler Please!

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