What would it feel like to ride your own fully custom road bike? Well thanks to Muc-Off and a host of other brilliant British brands, you could make that dream a reality simply by donating £5 to CALM. You only have until Sunday to get your donation in, so don't hang about and get your name in the hat!
That's right, one lucky cyclist is going to be selected from everyone who has donated on our JustGiving page, and then will liaise with the experts to make their dream bike a reality. Overseen by bicycle care and components specialist Muc-off, we've brought together three more brilliant British brands in Rourke Cycles, Pacenti Cycle Design and Gun Control Paint to create the bike. Muc-Off itself was born in a Dorset garage in the mid-nineties, and this project brings together everything that’s great about successful British brands in the bike industry with humble routes.
So, what exactly is on offer? Here's a checklist of what will feature on the raffle winner's dream bike:
Custom Rourke 853 frameset and fork (rim brake)
Custom paint job from Gun Control Paint
Pacenti carbon wheelset
Challenge 27 Paris Roubaix tyres
Muc-Off tubeless sealant and Muc-Off tubeless valves
Handlebar, stem and bar tape: winner's choice
SRAM Force eTap AXS 2X D1 Electronic Road shifters and derailleurs
SRAM Force AXS rim brakes (pair)
SRAM Force D1 DUB Gloss 46-33 crankset, 170mm cranks
SRAM XG-1270 D1 Silver 12-speed 10-33 cassette
SRAM BB DUB T47 bottom bracket
*NEW* - Muc-Off Optimised Chain
The winner will also get a year’s supply of Muc-Off cleaning products to keep their new bike spick and span. As detailed in our feature on Muc-Off's history and involvement in this fantastic project, they're also throwing in a special Optimised Chain to keep the special bike running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Hopefully you'll all agree, this is going to add up to one very special ride indeed! The creation of the bike will form part of our 'Built in Britain' partnership with Muc-Off, and we'll also be making a cool series of three videos profiling the stories of Rourke Cycles, Pacenti Cycle Design and Gun Control Paint.
When our winner is chosen, they will get to experience the process of seeing their very own dream bike come to life. From measuring up with Rourke Cycles for a quality Reynolds 853 steel frameset, to creating a custom Gun Control paint job through to picking the ideal Pacenti hoops, it's going to be an experience our winning cyclist will never forget.
And... if you're not the chosen one, you'll still be pleased to know that every penny raised via the JustGiving page will go to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). CALM are a leading movement against suicide, and run a free, confidential helpline and webchat service 365 days a year for anyone who is struggling with their mental health. Find out more about CALM here.
Just in case you missed it, here's the link again to our JustGiving page which is open for donations until 11.59pm on 30th May. Very best of luck to everyone donating, we'll be back to draw the winner on 31st May after our closing date!
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