It only starts to properly feel like Christmas round here when we've kicked off our festive edition of Five Cool Things! Granted 2020 has been a bit of a stinker, but you can change all that* by sending us pics of your best cycling-related Christmas pressies from tomorrow, and in return we'll send our favourites some legendary road.cc socks (plus some extra goodies for the very best) in the new year.
Our weekly Five Cool Things round-up usually shows off the latest and greatest products we've got in for testing here at road.cc, but this festive edition gives you the chance to show us some of the best, most interesting or downright silliest bike-related things you’ve got for Christmas.
The judging criteria is loose and at our discretion as usual, but in general just try to steer clear of submitting anything that appeared on our 2020 'Don't buy me this' Christmas gift guide! If you want an idea of what kind of things won the prizes last year, here is the LEJOG-themed framed bike print received by Teresa Day from a friend. Teresa and her pal completed the mammoth challenge back in September of last year, so this gift was particularly apt and meaningful...
This year might be a bit lighter on the present front what with most of us spending Christmas with a greatly reduced crowd, so hopefully those closest to you have impeccable taste! Like the winning entry above, do try to tell us a bit of backstory behind your gift if there is one to increase your chances of being amongst the winners.
You can send us your submissions in a number of ways: in the comments section underneath this article, via our Facebook or Twitter pages or by emailing info [at] road.cc. We’ll be judging over Christmas and Boxing day (deadline for entries is 11:59pm on December 26th), and the article will appear on the 27th. If you’re a winner you will receive a message of congratulations and a request for a delivery address, and we’ll post the prizes in January when our NYE hangovers have settled - you can’t say fairer than that. Best of luck folks!
*It's only socks, but better than a kick in the teeth eh. Merry Christmas!
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.