Five places to be won, eight boxes of bars up for grabs and two ways to be a winner!

The title might be a bit misleading now: you don't win Ed Clancy. You do win the opportunity to go on a ride with him though, and walk away with a big stack of 9bars for your trouble.

We've put our hand into the big black internet sack and pulled out five e-balls, and the names inscribed on them are thus:


Congratulations you five, and hopefully you'll all be able to make it up to the Peaks for a pootle* around with Ed and road.cc's own Mat Brett. Unlucky if you missed out, but there will be another schwag grab along soon!

As for the 9 days of 9bars winners: if you've won we'll have already contacted you, as we did it on a day-to-day basis.

*it's unlikely to be a pootle


Fancy going for a training ride with a triple world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Ed Clancy? Well thanks to those nice people at 9Bar you can. We've got five places up for grabs to go for a ride with Ed on Sunday 1 May in the Peak District. We'll be there too to record the event… but don't let that put you off. As well as that, there's a box of 9Bars to be won every day until the Royal Wedding!

Our five winners will join Ed to tackle some of his favourite training roads then we'll stop for lunch and you can ask the Olympic hero any questions you have on cycling, training or his career. AND that's not all, the lucky five will also be going home weighed down with enough 9Bar nutritional goodness to last them a very long time indeed.

On top of that you can head over to our facebook page and 'like' the compo entry there. We'll draw one lucky reader to receive a box of 9Bars every day from tomorrow until the end of the competition, and two of the ride winners will be from facebook too. And yes, you can double your chances by entering both ways.

If you win all you've got to do it turn up on Sunday 1 May (that's the bank holiday weekend) with your bike and a helmet and we'll take care of the rest… snacks will be provided, possibly of the 9Bar variety.

9Bars are a completely natural blend of nuts seeds and honey, they're also delicious we like them as you can find out by reading our 9Bar review, Ed Clancy is also a fan: “They’re great for me on and off the bike, I was recommended to use 9Bars leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics as some of the other bars and gels I was using weren’t going down that well,” explains Clancy. “I use them both on and off the bike, I’m a bit of a snacker really so they’re ideal to take with me on the go. My favourite time is at breakfast, a 9Bar and a banana is all you need!”

We'll be drawing our competition on Wednesday 28 April, usual Schwag Rules apply. On top of those, you'll also need to be able to get yourself to and from the Peak District, obviously. Good luck!

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.