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Create a cycling how-to and win over £500 in prizes from Snapguide

Making & fixing site is looking for more bike DIY guides

Snapguide is a site that hosts and provides production tools for nifty little how-to guides. The folks behind it are running a contest to win $925-worth (a bit over £500) of prizes from accessory makers Portland Design Works and Walnut Studiolo.

The guides Snapguide hosts are simple: one image at a time, with some text to tell you what to do. But for a lot of cycling repair and maintenance jobs, that’s all you need; it’s a damn sight more straightforward than playing a video backwards and forwards and getting your keyboard covered in grease in the process.

The Snapguide folks are looking for more guides to cycling stuff, especially things that qualify as ‘hacks’ like building your own bike storage or bodging a chain repair when you’re out in the world.

You can embed Snapguides in your own site or blog too, which is handy, not least because it allows us to show you what a Snapguide looks like. We could present one on how to change a chain or what to put in your emergency tool kit, but as there’s more to live than cycling and to help get you through hump day afternoon with thoughts of cake, here’s how to make Nutella banana bread:

Check out How to Bake Nutella Banana Bread by Wright Kitchen on Snapguide.

To create your own how-to and enter it in the competition, get over to Snapguide’s competition page.


The contest is open now and runs until June 4.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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notfastenough | 10 years ago

Nutella banana bread.
Nutella banana bread.
Nutella banana bread.

Sorry, what were you saying? Something about bikes?!

YorkshireMike | 10 years ago

Does anyone else want to just make that Banana/Nutella mixture and eat it as it is, or is it just me?  4

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