Share your bikes-on-trains photos and win a prize in the National Cycle Rail Awards Photography Competition

Those who attempt to take a bike on a train tend to find it a stressful experience, but the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) is keen to celebrate it, with a competiton to find the best photo of a bike on or around a train.

The National Cycle-Rail Awards Photography Competition, sponsored by Madison, gives two snappers the chance to win a Go-Pro camera simply by sending in their pics of cycling by train.

According to the rules:

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Shameless Plug for my friend

Hi All

This is a shameless plug for my friends jersey, could you follow this link and click like before Thursday at 11am

It is a facebook link, but it is for a good cause.

Thanks in advance.

Veleco schwag grab winners

Last week we did the draw for our Schwag Grab to win a bunch of T-shirts and hats from new cyclewear brand Veleco.

Here are the winners, drawn at random:

Saint Mark

We've emailed all the winners, so if your name is on the list and you haven’t heard from us, check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the mail, drop us a line here at to claim your prize.

Win! A set of Knog Blinder lights

We recently reviewed Knog's innovative Blinder lights, and we really rated them for their innovative design, careful build quality and super bright light.

Now you can win a set of your own - thanks to Knog.

Photography competition: show what cycling means to you

This summer, you entered our and the Collarbone Olympics photo challenge in your droves, and we had over 140 images to choose from.

If you were inspired by that (here are the results to whet your appetite again) and want to get snapping again, perhaps with a more, er, autumnal feel - here's your chance.

Jenny Craig bike comp

Over at Jenny Craig's Tips blog they are running a competition to win a bike.

To enter you need to post to your blog.

So my question to Jenny is:

I am generally quite slim but when I put on weight it goes onto my tummy and nowhere else. It is hard to shift through exercise and will always have a layer of fat over the muscle.

Design new cycle warning sign, Win £1000! – 3 days left to enter!

Only 3 days left to enter!!!! Wave

InTandem Competition is on the hunt for a new HGV/Cycle warning sign for the backs of large vehicles to stop rider/driver collisions.

First prize £1000! Second prize £500 bike! Third Prize £80 helmet and light set! Big Grin

More info found here

Ride and watch Paris-Roubaix with Canyon

Canyon are offering the chance to win a weekend at Paris-Roubaix with former winner, Il Gladiatore, Andrea Tafi.

There will be four draw winners, and if you’re one of them you’ll head out to France on Friday, 8 April and join Andrea Tafi for dinner. If you’ve got any sense, you’ll pick up some tips on how to handle the cobbles from the man himself, who won the toughest Classic of them all back in 1999.

Fancy some riding over Christmas? Rapha launches Festive 500 challenge

Providing proof, perhaps, that there may after all be a Father Christmas, upmarket cycle clothing brand Rapha is giving away a Deep Winter Training Bundle worth £325 to one lucky cyclist, but there is a catch – you’ll need to prove you’ve put in 500 kilometres over the Festive season to stand a chance of winning it.

Three Wise Men take to Boris bikes for Mayor's Christmas cards

Some Londoners might query just how wise the people who run the city are, but Christmas cards being sent out from Mayor Boris Johnson’s office this month depict the Three Wise Men riding the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme’s distinctive ‘Boris bikes.’

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