Entertainment Competitions

Saturday 1 February 2020

WIN a ROCASports Road Bike worth €1,300

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WIN a ROCASports Road Bike worth €1,300

To celebrate the launch of Nicolas Roche’s - The Project Cycle Series, the Irish Independent and Independent.ie are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a BMC road bike courtesy of ROCA Sports, jerseys signed by Nicolas Roche and Philippe Gilbert, who will be taking part in the cycle, and tickets to cycle and gala event. Former World Champion and this years Paris-Roubaix winner Philippe Gilbert is set to join with Nicolas Roche on a cycle and dinner to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

The event will take place on the weekend of the 19th & 20th of October at the Palmerstown House Estate. On Saturday 19th, they will have a Gala Dinner. During the three course dinner, they will have a series of interviews, Q&A’s with the audience, and an auction with proceeds going to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. On Sunday 20th, Philippe and Nicolas will take part in the inaugural event of The Project Cycle Series. Two routes are available to suit every level.

The routes will take riders along some of Nico’s favourite training roads in the Wicklow Mountains. You can find out more information on The Project Cycle Series and register through the link: www.theprojectnr.com/cycle-series

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Prize Specific Terms and Conditions
1. The competition is the chance to win a BMC TeamMachine ALR01 TWO – 2019, along with signed jerseys by Nicholas Roche and Philippe Gilbert, two tickets to the gala dinner on October 19th and two entry tickets to Cycle Sportif.
2. The competition opens on 14th September and closes on 6th October 2019 at midnight.
3. You can enter by completing this form.
4. The winner will be contacted by INM by 14/10/19.
5. Winner’s details will be passed to the relevant Prize Provider who will make direct contact. INM & the Prize Providers are Data Controllers in their own right for the chosen winners.


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