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Win! a Rapide RC1 road bike worth £1,199!

One lucky reader will own the summer with a brand new bike... will it be you?

Heads up folks! Who'd like to be the proud owner of a brand new Rapide RC1 road bike worth £1,199? Well, here's your chance.

You may not have heard of Rapide: it's a new brand from Sportline, the people responsible for Genesis, Ridley, Ridgeback and Saracen in the UK. The current line-up is two framesets – an alloy one and a carbon one – in a variety of different builds to suit your particular pockets. The Alloy RL is designed as an all-purpose trainer/racer, with mudguard mounts and long-drop brakes that give plenty of space for bigger tyres. The Carbon RC is the performance model, with internal cable routing, electronic shifting compatibility and tapered head tube. The RL range also includes 24" and 26" options for younger/smaller riders.

What we've got to give away is a brand spanking new Rapide RC1, worth £1,199. It's a 30/24T carbon endurance frameset with a full Shimano Tiagra 10-speed groupset. All you have to do is plonk your name and email address in the box at the bottom and you're in the hat. The competition will run until Friday 25 July, at which point we'll pick a lucky winner and unite them with their prize.

Sound good? Of course it does. Go on then, get entering! This competition is open to UK residents only. Sorry, overseas friends...

For more on Rapide, head over to their website at

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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