Last week I launched a competition to see how long it takes someone to do a loop of Regents Park. This was later extended to Richmond Park after complaints the competition was too hard to enter (more on that below).
We had plenty of excellent entries and some incredible times. The average was around nine and a half minutes for Regents Park. I also gave this a go, to see what the Trek Madone could do. My time was 8 minutes 24 seconds. I was particularly lucky in my attempt to not get caught by any red lights.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered. Some of the entries were on Brompton’s, Boris Bikes and I’m sure there was also a fair share of road bikes.
To decide the winner, it wasn’t a case of the best time, it came down to random numbers. Therefore, each entry was given a number in the order in which it was submitted and then random.org was used to find our winner.
Our winner is:
Number 12 – K. Mackie.
K. Mackie did a time of 10 minutes 20 seconds and recorded it using his helmet camera and YouTube.
I’ll be contacting the winner shortly. If I don’t receive a reply in a reasonable time then I’ll generate another random number.
A few people complained that the competition was too hard to enter (needed a GPS, needed to go to Regents Park etc). Apologies! It was not my aim to restrict people from entering, more to have a little fun competition and see what times people can achieve. I’m sure those that did take part enjoyed the challenge. The next competition will be easier to enter. As always the competitions will remain free to enter (unlike certain unscrupulous competitions you see on television).
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