I'm sure that, like me, you've entered the odd road.cc competition. Where do the winners ever get announced? Maybe I'm being cynical, but seems like a simple way for a company to get some advertising and a load of email addresses. Do people actually win these prizes?

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dave atkinson [6430 posts] 1 week ago
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we generally announce them on the site, or on facebook if it's a facebook comp. you certainly are being cynical, and thanks to GDPR you no longer have to supply your details as a condition of entry if you don't want to. which will probably mean a lot less competitions, but hey

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Zermattjohn [289 posts] 1 week ago
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Thanks for the reply. Have to say I've not seen an announcement though, either on FB or the site, or certainly not as many as competitions I've entered!

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dave atkinson [6430 posts] 1 week ago
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Generally speaking we repurpose the original competition story and bump it back up the site, like this:

 

https://road.cc/content/news/248500-hunt-4season-alloy-wheels-and-gloves...

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Jack Sexty [95 posts] 1 week ago
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We also run regular Facebook comps where you just 'Like to Win', and then we private message the winner on Facebook. We don't tend to announce the winner simply because it's not interesting/relevant info for everyone who didn't win!  

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ClubSmed [722 posts] 1 week ago
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I'll put my hand up and say that I have won a set of Pirelli P-Zero tyres on one of the competitions on here.

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BehindTheBikesheds [2414 posts] 1 week ago
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Won socks in a 'show us your cycling glasses' thing, replied to email, got nothing, submitted again, still nothing. Gave up. Well done to those that win stuff but I just won't bother in future.

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Jack Sexty [95 posts] 1 week ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Won socks in a 'show us your cycling glasses' thing, replied to email, got nothing, submitted again, still nothing. Gave up. Well done to those that win stuff but I just won't bother in future.

When abouts was that? Email me your shoe size and address and I'll get a pair out to you - jack.sexty [at] road.cc

...better late than never ay, apologies your message slipped through. 

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jollygoodvelo [1735 posts] 1 week ago
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Some years ago, I won a Hovding inflatable helmet thing.

Don't know whether it works or not, I almost never wear it.

 

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StoopidUserName [506 posts] 1 week ago
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Jack Sexty wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Won socks in a 'show us your cycling glasses' thing, replied to email, got nothing, submitted again, still nothing. Gave up. Well done to those that win stuff but I just won't bother in future.

When abouts was that? Email me your shoe size and address and I'll get a pair out to you - jack.sexty [at] road.cc

...better late than never ay, apologies your message slipped through. 

I won an s works venge or was it a cervelo s5? Anyway, never received it!!! Outraged!!

Size 56 please.

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Jack Sexty [95 posts] 1 week ago
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StoopidUserName wrote:
Jack Sexty wrote:

BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Won socks in a 'show us your cycling glasses' thing, replied to email, got nothing, submitted again, still nothing. Gave up. Well done to those that win stuff but I just won't bother in future.

When abouts was that? Email me your shoe size and address and I'll get a pair out to you - jack.sexty [at] road.cc

...better late than never ay, apologies your message slipped through. 

I won an s works venge or was it a cervelo s5? Anyway, never received it!!! Outraged!! Size 56 please.

Won't fit in the postbox, sorry pal!

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Organon [88 posts] 1 week ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Won socks in a 'show us your cycling glasses' thing, replied to email, got nothing, submitted again, still nothing. Gave up. Well done to those that win stuff but I just won't bother in future.

It would be such a shame if you became disheartened and left the site.