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
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
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