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What's your favourite sportive tip?

One lucky reader won a Vitus Bike, and one will win a Jersey signed by Sean Kelly

Remember a couple of weeks back when we asked you to tell us your top tips for sportive success? The carrot for doing so was the chance to win a lovely Vitus Zenon Disc road bike worth £1,349.99 from Chain Reaction Cycles, and not surprisingly there were plenty of you offering your two ha'porth.

What a lot of great advice we received! You'll do much better on a sportive if you prepare well. Chain Reaction put together this video with Sean Kelly with some good advice...

...and we got loads more from all of you. We'll pull it all together into a feature soon. But there's some business to attend to: first up, who won the bike?


Well, we delved our hand into the virtual velvet bag and picked out the name of...

Adam Mansfield!

So lucky old Adam gets the bike. But there's still the business of picking our top sportive tip! One lucky tipster gets a jersey signed by Sean Kelly, and that's donw to you. We've got our independent expert to pick his top five tips: just have a read through and pick the one you think is best. We'll announce the results next week. Vote away!

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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