RCUK photo competition - still two weeks to win prizes from Endura, Muc Off, Vulpine and more

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RCUK photo competition – still two weeks to win prizes from Endura, Muc Off, Vulpine and more

There are still two weeks to go until the closing day of the RCUK photo competition, and we’ve been inundated with your best snaps of life on two wheels.

Here’s just a sample of the many we’ve been sent, set out here in the 10 categories for which we’re offering great prizes.

Friends of RCUK, including Balint Hamvas, Dromarti, Endura, Hammer Sports, Human Race, Muc Off, Prendas Cyclismo, Southern Sportive, Velopress, and Vulpine have each put forward a superb prize.

We’ll be closing the competition on Friday December 21, and announcing the winners on Monday December 24, giving 10 lucky readers another Christmas gift.

There’s still plenty of time to get your entries in, if you haven’t already. Take a look at the categories below, and email your images, one per category, and no larger than 5mb, to RCUKphotocomp2012@factorymedia.com, with Photo Competition and the category in the subject field.

If you need of inspiration, check out the gallery of images we’ve received so far. Good luck!

Category one: the rural landscape

Prize: Four entries and ferry crossing to IOW Riviera from Southern Sportive

Mark Williams took this picture from Box Hill, Surrey while commuting home from a night shift

Category two: the track

Prize: a pair of Dromarti La Grande track mitts, with crochet back and Nappa leather palm

Andy Cattanach took this picture of an accreditation session at Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy velodrome

Category three: the urban landscape

Prize: lightweight, showerproof Harrington jacket by Vulpine

 John Taylor took this picture in Toledo, Spain, inspired by the “The Eagle of Toledo”, Federico Bahamontes

Category four: ‘cross

Prize: Cyclo-Cross 2011/12 coffee table photo book by Balint Hamvas

Lucia Wood took this picture of her husband Steve leaving the Muddy Hell cyclo-cross event at Herne Hill 

Category five: the bike

Prize: Muc Off ultimate bike cleaning kit

David MacLeod took this picture of a the FDJ-Big Mat team’s Lapierre Aerostorm time trial bikes at the 2012 Tour de France prologue in Liege

Category six: the club

Prize: Prendas Cyclismo Thermolite gloves, winter hat, and 2013 Les mémoires du peloton calendar

 David Binks sent this picture of colleagues from Leicestershire Road Club on an autumn club run

Category seven: the climb

Prize: free entry to the Hammer sportive, a new event in Devon’s notoriously hilly South Hams area

Charles Willday took this picture at the top of the Col du Joux Plane; the result, he says, of “a fair bit of hard cycling”

Category eight: the sportive

Prize: two entries to the Etape Cymru from Human Race

Marco Misticoni took this picture at the start of Italy’s Nove Colli sportive and compared the sprint for the first climb to driving through Rome blindfolded 

Category nine: the seasons

Prize: Photon jacket from Scottish cycle clothing company, Endura

Peter Collinge took this picture of a water logged ride to his local supermarket

Category ten: the road race

Prize: Merckx 525, coffee table book, published by Velopress

Ali Khan took this picture of Mark Cavendish winding up for victory in the Olympic test event 

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