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RCUK photo competition – final call

Today is the last day to send us your entries in the RCUK photo competition.

Entry will close at 5pm (Friday December 21), giving us the weekend to examine in detail the hundreds of entries we’ve received, before announcing the winner on Monday (December 24).

You still have time to give yourself a chance to become one of the ten lucky winners who will be celebrating an extra special Christmas, thanks to the generosity of some of RCUK’s friends in cycling.

Take a look at the categories below and the prizes on offer and send your best snaps in any or all of them to [email protected], keeping them under 5mb, and typing ‘RCUK photo competition’ and the cateogry in the subject line.

Here are some of the entries we’ve received in the last week.

Category one: the rural landscape

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

Tracey Laird took this picture from a view point of the climb to the ski station at Super Bagneres in the Pyrenees.

Category two: the track

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

Stuart Newman sent this picture of Sir Chris Hoy celebrating a sixth Olympic gold medal after winning the men’s keirin at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Category three: the urban landscape

Prize: lightweight, showerproof Harrington jacket by Vulpine

 Duncan Manuel sent this picture of his morning commute to work through Brixton, south London

Category four: ‘cross

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

Richard Sandell took this picture of competitors in the the Notts and Derby Cyclo Cross League at Bramcote Hills Park, Beeston, Notts

Category five: the bike

Prize: Muc Off ultimate bike cleaning kit

Andrew Tombs took this picture of a Wilier bike and its ‘owner’ waiting for the thaw

Category six: the club

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

Rebecca McQueen took this picture of riders with the Barbarian Cycle Club, Notts

Category seven: the climb

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

David Dunnico sent this picture of  Gun Hill the day after the Tour of Britain had passed through

Category eight: the sportive

Prize: two entries to the Etape Cymru from Human Race

Sean Hogan took this picture of the Nove Colli Gran Fondo sportive, one he conquered in 2009

Category nine: the seasons

Prize: Photon jacket from Scottish cycle clothing company, Endura

Mark Blakeley took this picture of a rider on a leaf-strewn road in autumn

Category ten: the road race

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

James Fraser took this picture of an annual criterium race in Ottawa, Canada


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