The EPIC “I Need A New Rapha Winter Kit” Competition

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I don’t know about you but I’ve been having a hell of a time waking up at 5:30am to do my daily ride. It’s probably had something to do with staying up until 1am every night watching the Giro, but winter has now set in and it’s cold, wet and dark most mornings and much easier to roll over and stay in bed when that alarm goes off.

I’m usually a pretty self-motivated guy but I have to admit that I’ve been having trouble coming to terms with winter this year.  For me, one of the most satisfying things I can splurge on to get me out riding in this weather is new winter kit.  I’m talking GOOD winter kit.  $350 for a jacket is certainly expensive, but once you wear good kit you’ll never go back to wearing anything else.

One lucky person is going to be able to experience one of most EPIC winter ensembles available.  Rapha is giving away one full winter kit valued at nearly $900 consisting of their Classic Jersey, Gilet, 3/4 Bib Shorts, Overshoes, and Armwarmers.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment giving me a winter riding tip of some sort, words of motivation, or a good reason why you most need a new Rapha winter kit. (to protect your anonymity you don’t have to leave your real name or in your comment).

The only other thing you need to is sign up for the Rapha and CyclingTips newsletter with your email address below. The winner judged the best entry and also submits their email address will be notified on the morning of June 11 (Friday week). Don’t forget to reply to the opt-in email.

Leave your tips, words of motivation, or stories of pity in the comments below. Extra points will be given for making me laugh.

BTW, I’m sure you realize that I have yet to send out the first CT newsletter. My hope is that I’ll have enough email addresses to make it worthwhile after this competition ends. My sincere apologies for the long wait.


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