Cycling Anthology and Calendar Giveaway Competition

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Prendas Calendar 2013

Recent memory can displace the past but I think the first volume of Cycling Anthology should stand as one of the better cycling books of 2012. Here’s a quick competition to win a copy of the first edition, plus a Mémoires du Peloton photo calendar for 2013.

To win, just leave a comment below with your guess for the word count of The Cycling Anthology and we’ll see if the wisdom of crowds can do the rest.

To help anchor people’s guesses note the book is small enough to fit in a jersey pocket but 271 pages long.

The Rules

  • Please give your answer by comment only so I don’t have to collate emails and tweets
  • Post under any pseudonym you like, I will only need the name and address should you win
  • If there’s a tie then it’ll be random selection
  • The winning pick will be made on Friday

That’s it, the winner gets the book plus a calendar, the second best pick wins a calendar. It’s only a quick competition but since I can’t have the same calendar three times on the wall, you’re in luck.

Thanks to Prendas for sending me some calendars and The Cycling Anthology book

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{ 222 comments }

Jan January 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

30K words.

This looks like a great book!

Tom January 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm

68,100

michielveedeeb January 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

59804

bikecellar January 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Okay I’ll start, I have a copy so when I win give the first prize to second place and I’ll settle for the calendar, I am about to go out, the wife is waiting, so quickly, 271 pages but first 7 or so are preamble, and their are some part text pages, say 260 x 260 = 67,600
ciao for now.

bikecellar January 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Ha! Ha! I am too slow for words, (pun intended)

TJ Knight January 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

90,000 words

toe strap January 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Who’s doing the actual counting??
My guess is 65,000

Gerrald January 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

113,288 words

Sean January 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Roughly 47600

Zuricho7 January 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

108,502 (approx.)

steppings January 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Enjoyable little book, guess 97500 words.

TomC January 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

45000

I guess…

Erik January 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

83,654

Jack January 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

My guess will be 85,000.

irk69 January 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I’ll try 69,000

cycletryst January 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

80,990
Great blog by the way, many thanks.

brian nevin January 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm

im guessing 74,500 words..Cheers

HodH January 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

50,000

BC January 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

72.000 words

Best wishes to all for 2013

Mathius Drewius January 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

66,000

HEH January 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

78,000 words is my guess

mpd January 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

6219, cheers

HAS-TT January 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

70,000 words ?

Houston January 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

71,697

Petit Brun January 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

57 895

Marycycle January 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

62,000

Andy Banks January 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Ooooh about 65,003 I reckon!

Liam January 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

let’s go with 58000

BoboFett3 January 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

27100

sea_biscuit January 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

72,800

amelon January 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

86720

Tim Marshall January 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

63,000 words, love the book and the calendar looks ace.

Gator Pete January 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I’m in CANADA and never win, I’ll say 54 742 words.

chris carlson January 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

81,050

ironinthesoul January 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

49,000ish?

TBK January 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Just enough, no more. seventy-six thousand, seven hundred and sixty

John boy Belfast January 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

About 73241 words I reckon!

SarahR January 2, 2013 at 7:59 pm

54,200 words

B W January 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

59842

Ozgur Nevres January 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

My guess is 67,750 words :)

Jw January 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

69,427

Jw January 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I think 69,427

Trudgin January 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm

56,237

AndyB January 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

66,101

lemon63 January 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

64,000

Tyler January 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

67,500

Aussie January 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

65503

Pro January 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

99.999

Ged Judd January 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

44444

George Judd January 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

56349

Matt France January 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

70,086

ewan January 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

94562

Me January 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

49995

Andrew Cooper January 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

35,000

Eric January 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

63,763

al barcheski January 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm

76,252… it kinda depends on if they spell Sanremo like San Remo & if you count Mons-en-Pévèle as one word (hyphenated) or as three words. thanks for more free stuff! first the .ica race calendar & now this book & well, calendar.

RJ January 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

59,124

J-Lo January 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

83,500

Skippy January 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Guess ” MPD ” , meant more than the 6000+ he offered .

Book will be far more interesting than my blogs and i have space on the wall for a calender .

68000+ or – 100

EkItaRoe January 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

73,147

Span January 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

121.900

Kris Westwood January 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

60,000

baad-booboo January 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

74,521 pages

Great go to site anyways

RooBay January 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

89,700.

Fargo January 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

68,749

Christoph Pleitgen January 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

72000 at least…

Sid Yule January 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

70,460

kati January 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

118,500

Marshy January 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

77,217

Charlie January 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

125,001

tv_vt January 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Hi IR,

I’ll say 38,000 (to paraphrase a Mr. FL). Let’s see if anyone can guess who I’m thinking of ;-)

Cheers.

Marino January 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

My guess 75555

MARINO

Solarride January 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

My guess is 67667
lol

Darren January 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

58500

Papuass January 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

78452 it is

Chris January 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

52,023

Cd185000 January 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

52,023 to be precise

Kyle! January 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

75,227

Kyle! January 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Cripes didn’t intend a double.

Kyle! January 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

84,000

Andrew January 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Mmm 24,500 words. Looking forward to a great read!

Gareth Allen January 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

120,000

Bisiklet Sporu January 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

62,694

Stephen B January 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

65,000

Graham January 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

62900

oli January 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I’m gonna go for 58,760

Ben B January 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I’d say 71500 words.

Contessa29er January 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

54,200

Contessa29er January 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Mmmm seeing 54200 is already used….how about 54250

Mark Ince January 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm

56,789. If you ain’t got symmetry you ain’t got love for the numbers.

Don Scotland January 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

90,001…give or take a noun

Kjetil January 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm

53011

Surely.

Justin January 2, 2013 at 11:24 pm

73,901

Barbara January 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm

64842

M Niceisland January 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

63,414

Monfarlo January 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

68,101 must be right!

AndersB January 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

63.127

Bikefoolish January 2, 2013 at 11:48 pm

98,323

cycluke January 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

44,000

Dan January 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm

63013

Simon January 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm

I’ll go for the same number as Adan Hansen raced last year. 16025. I know it’s not going to be correct. Thanks for all the good stuff squire

Matt Lomas January 2, 2013 at 11:55 pm

71283

Fondo Rider January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

56,000 – hope you didn’t have to count them all :)

autobuus January 3, 2013 at 12:02 am

69, 192

Fuji January 3, 2013 at 12:06 am

69,420

caleb January 3, 2013 at 12:10 am

81,356

Nikita January 3, 2013 at 12:13 am

63486

poolside January 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

52601

Luke T January 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

71,250

A Dietrich January 3, 2013 at 12:51 am

78,498

Chris January 3, 2013 at 1:10 am

I am guessing 600 words and a lot of images.

LM January 3, 2013 at 4:44 am

A picture’s worth 1000 words

Hodget January 3, 2013 at 1:28 am

68,329

MattK January 3, 2013 at 1:31 am

67,283

Vera January 3, 2013 at 1:34 am

I just got the book last week, but wouldn’t mind a calendar. Going with 53,000 words.

Dave January 3, 2013 at 1:42 am

77,790

Girl from EPOnema January 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

44696

Kurt Van Vlandren January 3, 2013 at 1:53 am

13,600

kvv

Rooie January 3, 2013 at 1:55 am

49500

slim jim January 3, 2013 at 1:58 am

60,157 words.
Hoping for second place as I’d love the calendar.

Martin Gutierrez January 3, 2013 at 2:29 am

Uhh I’ll go with 67,821 :D

Andrew January 3, 2013 at 2:37 am

56938

Sean O'Brien January 3, 2013 at 2:49 am

43,000

Bikenik January 3, 2013 at 2:50 am

My guess is 56,975 words.

RexGlobetrotter January 3, 2013 at 2:57 am

88,500

dan collins January 3, 2013 at 3:10 am

73455

mike pida January 3, 2013 at 3:19 am

Stab in the dark…89,652 wordcount.

Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for inrng.

Alan January 3, 2013 at 3:35 am

42,000

Paul January 3, 2013 at 3:48 am

64,392

Cevenol January 3, 2013 at 3:55 am

52483

tyler January 3, 2013 at 3:57 am

72,222

Paul January 3, 2013 at 4:19 am

9,950

Ryan January 3, 2013 at 4:31 am

86742

Apex January 3, 2013 at 5:04 am

60975 give or take

Thorolf January 3, 2013 at 5:17 am

67,750 f0r me.

Greg January 3, 2013 at 5:56 am

76,253 words please.

Nick January 3, 2013 at 5:58 am

67543

Logan January 3, 2013 at 6:21 am

66784

bikebb January 3, 2013 at 6:58 am

81000

David Greyling January 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

78,420 :)

Kento January 3, 2013 at 7:41 am

62300

peloton.pl January 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

49000

Guy Volckaerts January 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

67538

BeckyD January 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

67895

AJ January 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

65392

Anthony January 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would guess 67, 103

Matt January 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

69105

Souln January 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

66 999

Richard January 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

67735

Ian January 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

58,500

Guity January 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

65,723

Mark January 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

48966

Blacky January 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

48804

Juanpablo January 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

52250

Ankush January 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

65000

The Tashkent Error January 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

84958

Guy H January 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’m going for 65432.

Laurence January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

71256

Capo Mele January 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

58763

frost January 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

72391

Ronan January 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

68432

Bakerelli January 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Hey Inrng, my guess is 73,750.
Keep up the good work…

Jack January 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

72,380

Matt January 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

22,561

Adrian Snow January 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

78,500.

Oliver January 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

85,000

Cees January 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Busy thread :-)

77739

Ablindeye January 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

69974 :D

maximflyer January 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

54900

Citrus City Cyclist January 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Lets go with… 62,588. Didn’t check every previous entry though, apologies if it appears I am cherry picking…

cyclingmd January 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

67666

Bill Ward January 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

75,320

VitoFoane January 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

83280

Ben January 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

81600

SD Shift January 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

67751

Don January 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

52,600 and thanks for the contest.

steve January 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

66,666 surely not!

Bongo January 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm

How about 86,352

Scott January 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

23,712 words

Tommy B January 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

62,407

Jens January 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

81 546

Nick January 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

53,600

Réallon January 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

81,721.

Tom Parr January 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

50,001

Alberto January 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

74,752

Foster January 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

66266

Walen January 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

32,195 words

Gbendi51 January 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

106,800 words. Thanks for all the good stuff. Good fortune for 2013.

Quidam January 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

87,963

Hendo January 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

67,289

Mike January 3, 2013 at 6:52 pm

70,010 words!

feywerk January 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

63,999 !

Jeremy Milne January 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm

64,664

Ian January 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

39850

Kyle V. January 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm

40,137

Adam January 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm

52418

Chuck Mortinsky January 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Well, my guess is 81250 words

Jose' Figueroa January 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Sounds like the book I would want in my cycling library.
My guess is 81,408 words total.

MrFlux January 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm

48,000

Ian Duncan January 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

80,040

Chris B January 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I’m taking a stab at 56,111.

gingertart January 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

78765 words

gingertart January 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Guess 78765 words, give or take a few.

gingertart January 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Guess 78,765 words, give or take a few.

gingertart January 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Or 42. If you know what I mean.

gingertart January 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Oops, sorry Inrng. I didn’t mean to post multiple times – mobile device hiccups.

OH January 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm

66666

Sasha K January 4, 2013 at 12:26 am

68 024

Serge January 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

61285

CJ January 4, 2013 at 12:33 am

70,940 … I hope!

Dennis January 4, 2013 at 12:43 am

77,212 and thanks for another year of excellent blog posts!

Nick Evans January 4, 2013 at 1:16 am

82,006

Tom January 4, 2013 at 3:32 am

62,010?

worders January 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

63124

Will January 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

65550 words

Munster January 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

67069

Peloton Boy January 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

64 583

Graham January 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

61999

Robs January 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

76,378

The Inner Ring January 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

So many guesses, thanks and many were close.

Did the wisdom of the crowd work? Perhaps but bikecellar’s arithmetic above seems to have helped many get close.

The correct answer is 61,640 words according to publisher Lionel Birnie.

First prize: Serge with 61,285 and just 355 words off the target.
Second prize: Graham with 61,999 and just 359 words off the target.

To claim your prize just email me (contact details at the top of the page).

bikecellar January 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Great fun, and a great book, I have just started chapter 12, Fotheringham on Freire, every chapter has been of good quality, interesting and insightful, I am looking forward to volume two. Well done to Serge and Graham, Ah well at least I have the consolation of a Procycling Mag calendar to put up.
ciao for now.

Mike January 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

word count, lets say 72000, does that count as a comment?

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