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Nominations wanted: 13 bikes for “incredible individuals” helping others during pandemic from Cyclescheme and partner brands

We're close to finalising our incredible 13, but are still looking for you to nominate your heroes so they have the chance to win one of two handsome Marin Lombard bikes!...

Do you know someone who is going out of their way to help others during the current pandemic and who deserves a new bike? If so, Cyclescheme wants to hear from you, with the UK’s largest Cycle to Work provider teaming up with five brands to give away 13 bikes to “incredible individuals"... nominations have now closed in all but the final round, with two Marin Lombard 1's still to give away. 

Make your nominations here are official partners of the competition, with our own Elaine Curtin announcing the winners after each round of voting is closed! Cyclescheme says:

“There are thousands of people working hard to keep us all safe and looked after during this uncertain time. From frontline workers, to support staff and the everyday people just making a difference.”

Cyclescheme is asking you to nominate people who are “making a difference” – for example, “someone caring for vulnerable neighbours, a local teacher or someone raising money for charity,” and which bike from a selection provided by partner brands Marin, Raleigh, Ribble, Specialized and Trek they should win.

“Tell us why this person is brilliant and how a new bike could positively impact their life,” Cyclescheme adds.

trek t200 - via trek gb

In the previous rounds, there were three Trek T200 Midsteps (worth £625), four Specialized Ariels (worth £475),  two Ribble Hybrid ALs (worth £699) and two Raleigh Stow-E-Ways (worth £1,350) given away. The winners so far are:

D. Guy: Trek Adventure Touring Midstep​
C. Nicoll​: Trek Adventure Touring Midstep​
H. Lunn​: Trek Adventure Touring Midstep​
K. Pyle: Specialized - Ariel
J. Wilson: Specialized - Ariel
B. Wall: Specialized - Ariel
J. Szyszlyk: Specialized - Ariel
S. Franzetti: Ribble Hybrid -Al
F. McGill: Ribble Hybrid -Al

Raleigh Stow-E-Way winners TBC

marin lombard - bia marin

There are still two bikes left to give away courtesy of Marin for two deserving winners, and you can make nominations until 30th April. The Marin Lombard 1 has an RRP of £895, and its all-road credentials make it ideal for commuting, weekend hacking on mixed terrain or even a steady winter club run. 

You can find full details of the giveaway, including terms and conditions, and make your nominations here.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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