In an ideal world the mention of dirty cycling should remind us the cyclo-cross season is underway and the Superprestige series starts this weekend. We should conjure up images of fields, dunes, drunken spectators, frites and, above all, mud. But we’re not there yet.
If you want those images here’s a chance to win a copy of Balint Hamvas’s excellent review of the cyclocross season. This is a big photobook printed on high-quality paper that captures the mud, frost and frites. For a chance to win a copy just donate money to the Paul Kimmage fund, which as well as helping a specific legal case, looks set to force the UCI to confront a few uncomfortable truths about the kind of dirt that soap doesn’t shift.
How to win
Make a donation to the Paul Kimmage fund by clicking on the blue Chipin box below and following their instructions. You can donate a dollar, a Euro, a Pound or even a Swiss Franc. Or more, that’s up to you.
I know this might not be for everyone but if you’ve been thinking about donating perhaps this is the added incentive make it happen.
It has to be a new donation made from now onwards. So if you’ve already donated, well done but this is to encourage more donations. Feel free to make second donation.
Once you’ve done this, just leave a comment below to say you’ve donated. You don’t have to leave your name, feel free to use initials or a pseudonym. If you are the lucky winner we’ll work things out.
Assuming there’s more than one donation then later this week I’ll pull out a name at random using a spreadsheet and check with the fund administrator that the payment went through after this post appeared. Then I’ll post the book worldwide to the winner.
- Donate to the Chipin fund
- Post a comment say “I’ve donated”, “done”, “$20” etc.
- I’ll announce a winner later this week
- You get in touch by email with the postal address
- I’ll send the book