Update: I’m opening this up to Richmond Park too after feedback in the comments and to make it easier for people to enter.
When the Trek Madison 3.1 road bike first arrived at my house I set my sights on Regents Park. I wanted to do a loop of the outer circle to see how long it would take me.
Now, to end our road bike week with a bang, we’re running a little competition with a big prize. To enter you’ll need to record a loop around the outer circle of Regent’s Park or around Richmond Park. Here are the conditions:
- Pedal up and stop at the set of traffic lights located on the south side of the park.
- You’ll need to start from the stationary position
- Set your GPS device (Garmin/Mobile phone/Other that tracks your position) and press the go button
- Start pedalling and take the loop around Regents Park
- When you reach the same position you set off from hit the stop button
- Upload the stats to your favourite site (Garmin Connect/Sports-Tracker etc)
- Share a link to your stats in the comments below
- Note that the link you share will need to show your ride around the park so we can verify you followed the same route as everyone else.
Click here for the route around Richmond Park. Similar rules apply to that of Regents Park.
The winner will be randomly selected from the entries. Why not pick the fastest time you might ask? Well, although it’s going to be interesting to see what times people produce, selecting the fastest time will be difficult to verify. This is because people are using different devices that will provide different readings and data can easily be manipulated later on the computer. We are interested in seeing the real results, not the modified ones.
For details on where this can be redeemed please check the Giftcard website.
I’d like to thank the Post Office for providing such a great gift and I’d also like to give a quick heads up to their great deals on savings.
There are of course some obvious conditions. It is only one entry per person, the winner is chosen by assigning a number to each entry in the order it is submitted and then a random number is chosen using random.org. The corresponding person is then contacted on the email address they use to leave a comment and as long as that person replies in a reasonable time frame they are allocated the prize. Once the winner has been contacted it will be announced in a new blog post and by updating this blog post. London Cyclist and the Post Office cannot be held responsible if you fall over/hurt yourself while recording your time – this is your own responsibility! All winners are final. We will reject any entries we deem have not followed the instructions outlined on this page.
The competition starts now and will be running until 10pm on Thursday 8th of September.
Best of luck to everyone and look forward to seeing what times everyone produces! (I’ll be revealing my time, as well as the winner in the blog on Friday 9th!)
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