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Cycling Anthology and Calendar Giveaway Competition

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

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Jan Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:42 pm

    30K words.

    This looks like a great book!

    • Tom Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:36 pm

      68,100

    • michielveedeeb Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:51 pm

      59804

  • bikecellar Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:47 pm

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

  • TJ Knight Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:51 pm

    90,000 words

  • toe strap Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:54 pm

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

  • Gerrald Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:56 pm

    113,288 words

  • Sean Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:57 pm

    Roughly 47600

  • Zuricho7 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:57 pm

    108,502 (approx.)

  • steppings Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 6:58 pm

    Enjoyable little book, guess 97500 words.

  • TomC Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:00 pm

    45000

    I guess…

  • Erik Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:01 pm

    83,654

  • Jack Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:02 pm

    My guess will be 85,000.

  • irk69 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:07 pm

    I’ll try 69,000

  • cycletryst Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:10 pm

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

  • brian nevin Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:12 pm

    im guessing 74,500 words..Cheers

  • HodH Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:18 pm

    50,000

  • BC Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:21 pm

    72.000 words

    Best wishes to all for 2013

  • Mathius Drewius Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:27 pm

    66,000

  • HEH Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:30 pm

    78,000 words is my guess

  • mpd Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:30 pm

    6219, cheers

  • HAS-TT Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:31 pm

    70,000 words ?

  • Houston Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:32 pm

    71,697

  • Petit Brun Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:32 pm

    57 895

  • Marycycle Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:33 pm

    62,000

  • Andy Banks Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:33 pm

    Ooooh about 65,003 I reckon!

  • Liam Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:35 pm

    let’s go with 58000

  • BoboFett3 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:37 pm

    27100

  • sea_biscuit Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:37 pm

    72,800

  • amelon Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:39 pm

    86720

  • Tim Marshall Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:39 pm

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

  • Gator Pete Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:40 pm

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

  • chris carlson Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:40 pm

    81,050

  • ironinthesoul Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:43 pm

    49,000ish?

  • TBK Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:44 pm

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

  • John boy Belfast Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:52 pm

    About 73241 words I reckon!

  • SarahR Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 7:59 pm

    54,200 words

  • B W Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:00 pm

    59842

  • Ozgur Nevres Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:02 pm

    My guess is 67,750 words 🙂

  • Jw Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:04 pm

    69,427

  • Jw Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:04 pm

    I think 69,427

  • Trudgin Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:05 pm

    56,237

  • AndyB Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:07 pm

    66,101

  • lemon63 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:10 pm

    64,000

  • Tyler Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:12 pm

    67,500

  • Aussie Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:15 pm

    65503

  • Pro Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:17 pm

    99.999

  • Ged Judd Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:19 pm

    44444

  • George Judd Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:24 pm

    56349

  • Matt France Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:26 pm

    70,086

  • ewan Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:36 pm

    94562

  • Me Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:43 pm

    49995

  • Andrew Cooper Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:43 pm

    35,000

  • Eric Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:48 pm

    63,763

  • al barcheski Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 8:53 pm

    59,124

  • J-Lo Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:04 pm

    83,500

  • Skippy Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:12 pm

    73,147

  • Span Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:14 pm

    121.900

  • Kris Westwood Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:15 pm

    60,000

  • baad-booboo Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:17 pm

    74,521 pages

    Great go to site anyways

  • RooBay Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:21 pm

    89,700.

  • Fargo Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:25 pm

    68,749

  • Christoph Pleitgen Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:31 pm

    72000 at least…

  • Sid Yule Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:32 pm

    70,460

  • kati Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:36 pm

    118,500

  • Marshy Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:36 pm

    77,217

  • Charlie Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:40 pm

    125,001

  • tv_vt Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:50 pm

    My guess 75555

    MARINO

  • Solarride Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:53 pm

    My guess is 67667
    lol

  • Darren Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:53 pm

    58500

  • Papuass Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:58 pm

    78452 it is

  • Chris Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:05 pm

    52,023

  • Cd185000 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:06 pm

    52,023 to be precise

  • Kyle! Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:10 pm

    75,227

    • Kyle! Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:13 pm

      Cripes didn’t intend a double.

  • Kyle! Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:10 pm

    84,000

  • Andrew Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:11 pm

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

  • Gareth Allen Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:13 pm

    120,000

  • Bisiklet Sporu Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:15 pm

    62,694

  • Stephen B Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:16 pm

    65,000

  • Graham Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:16 pm

    62900

  • oli Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:30 pm

    I’m gonna go for 58,760

  • Ben B Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:37 pm

    I’d say 71500 words.

  • Contessa29er Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:45 pm

    54,200

    • Contessa29er Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 10:47 pm

      Mmmm seeing 54200 is already used….how about 54250

  • Mark Ince Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:04 pm

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

  • Don Scotland Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:07 pm

    90,001…give or take a noun

  • Kjetil Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:10 pm

    53011

    Surely.

  • Justin Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:24 pm

    73,901

  • Barbara Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:28 pm

    64842

  • M Niceisland Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:29 pm

    63,414

  • Monfarlo Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:36 pm

    68,101 must be right!

  • AndersB Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:40 pm

    63.127

  • Bikefoolish Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:48 pm

    98,323

  • cycluke Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:52 pm

    44,000

  • Dan Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:53 pm

    63013

  • Simon Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 11:55 pm

    71283

  • Fondo Rider Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:00 am

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

  • autobuus Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:02 am

    69, 192

  • Fuji Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:06 am

    69,420

  • caleb Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:10 am

    81,356

  • Nikita Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:13 am

    63486

  • poolside Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:15 am

    52601

  • Luke T Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:23 am

    71,250

  • A Dietrich Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:51 am

    78,498

  • Chris Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:10 am

    I am guessing 600 words and a lot of images.

    • LM Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:44 am

      A picture’s worth 1000 words

  • Hodget Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:28 am

    68,329

  • MattK Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:31 am

    67,283

  • Vera Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:34 am

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

  • Dave Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:42 am

    77,790

    • Girl from EPOnema Thursday, 3 January 2013, 7:23 am

      44696

  • Kurt Van Vlandren Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:53 am

    13,600

    kvv

  • Rooie Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:55 am

    49500

  • slim jim Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:58 am

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

  • Martin Gutierrez Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:29 am

    Uhh I’ll go with 67,821 😀

  • Andrew Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:37 am

    56938

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

    43,000

  • Bikenik Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:50 am

    My guess is 56,975 words.

  • RexGlobetrotter Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:57 am

    88,500

  • dan collins Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:10 am

    73455

  • mike pida Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:19 am

    Stab in the dark…89,652 wordcount.

    Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for inrng.

  • Alan Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:35 am

    42,000

  • Paul Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:48 am

    64,392

  • Cevenol Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:55 am

    52483

  • tyler Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:57 am

    72,222

  • Paul Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:19 am

    9,950

  • Ryan Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:31 am

    86742

  • Apex Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:04 am

    60975 give or take

  • Thorolf Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:17 am

    67,750 f0r me.

  • Greg Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:56 am

    76,253 words please.

  • Nick Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:58 am

    67543

  • Logan Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:21 am

    66784

  • bikebb Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:58 am

    81000

  • David Greyling Thursday, 3 January 2013, 7:34 am

    78,420 🙂

  • Kento Thursday, 3 January 2013, 7:41 am

    62300

  • peloton.pl Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:05 am

    49000

  • Guy Volckaerts Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:44 am

    67538

  • BeckyD Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:47 am

    67895

  • AJ Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:49 am

    65392

  • Anthony Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:49 am

    I would guess 67, 103

  • Matt Thursday, 3 January 2013, 9:58 am

    69105

  • Souln Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:06 am

    66 999

  • Richard Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:11 am

    67735

  • Ian Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:13 am

    58,500

  • Guity Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:15 am

    65,723

  • Mark Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:16 am

    48966

  • Blacky Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:22 am

    48804

  • Juanpablo Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:50 am

    52250

  • Ankush Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:12 am

    65000

  • The Tashkent Error Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:12 am

    84958

  • Guy H Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:13 am

    I’m going for 65432.

  • Laurence Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:45 am

    71256

  • Capo Mele Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:00 pm

    58763

  • frost Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:13 pm

    72391

  • Ronan Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:19 pm

    68432

  • Bakerelli Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:22 pm

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

  • Jack Thursday, 3 January 2013, 12:58 pm

    72,380

  • Matt Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:12 pm

    22,561

  • Adrian Snow Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:28 pm

    78,500.

  • Oliver Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:43 pm

    85,000

  • Cees Thursday, 3 January 2013, 1:45 pm

    Busy thread 🙂

    77739

  • Ablindeye Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:15 pm

    69974 😀

  • maximflyer Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:18 pm

    54900

  • Citrus City Cyclist Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:35 pm

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

  • cyclingmd Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:48 pm

    67666

  • Bill Ward Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:49 pm

    75,320

  • VitoFoane Thursday, 3 January 2013, 2:52 pm

    83280

  • Ben Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:13 pm

    81600

  • SD Shift Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:16 pm

    67751

  • Don Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:25 pm

    52,600 and thanks for the contest.

  • steve Thursday, 3 January 2013, 3:34 pm

    66,666 surely not!

  • Bongo Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:12 pm

    How about 86,352

  • Scott Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:13 pm

    23,712 words

  • Tommy B Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:45 pm

    62,407

  • Jens Thursday, 3 January 2013, 4:50 pm

    81 546

  • Nick Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:03 pm

    53,600

  • Réallon Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:04 pm

    81,721.

  • Tom Parr Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:09 pm

    50,001

  • Alberto Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:30 pm

    74,752

  • Foster Thursday, 3 January 2013, 5:58 pm

    66266

  • Walen Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:15 pm

    32,195 words

  • Gbendi51 Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:26 pm

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

  • Quidam Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:37 pm

    87,963

  • Hendo Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:44 pm

    67,289

  • Mike Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:52 pm

    70,010 words!

  • feywerk Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:53 pm

    63,999 !

  • Jeremy Milne Thursday, 3 January 2013, 6:54 pm

    64,664

  • Ian Thursday, 3 January 2013, 7:18 pm

    39850

  • Kyle V. Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:15 pm

    40,137

  • Adam Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:16 pm

    52418

  • Chuck Mortinsky Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:35 pm

    Well, my guess is 81250 words

  • Jose' Figueroa Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:06 pm

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

  • MrFlux Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:36 pm

    48,000

  • Ian Duncan Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:40 pm

    80,040

  • Chris B Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:46 pm

    I’m taking a stab at 56,111.

  • gingertart Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:47 pm

    78765 words

  • gingertart Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:52 pm

    Guess 78765 words, give or take a few.

  • gingertart Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:52 pm

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

  • gingertart Thursday, 3 January 2013, 10:53 pm

    Or 42. If you know what I mean.

  • gingertart Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:04 pm

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

  • OH Thursday, 3 January 2013, 11:48 pm

    66666

  • Sasha K Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:26 am

    68 024

  • Serge Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:32 am

    61285

  • CJ Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:33 am

    70,940 … I hope!

  • Dennis Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:43 am

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

  • Nick Evans Friday, 4 January 2013, 1:16 am

    82,006

  • Tom Friday, 4 January 2013, 3:32 am

    62,010?

  • worders Friday, 4 January 2013, 10:20 am

    63124

  • Will Friday, 4 January 2013, 10:29 am

    65550 words

  • Munster Friday, 4 January 2013, 11:16 am

    67069

  • Peloton Boy Friday, 4 January 2013, 11:47 am

    64 583

  • Graham Friday, 4 January 2013, 11:49 am

    61999

  • Robs Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:20 pm

    76,378

  • The Inner Ring Friday, 4 January 2013, 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 Friday, 4 January 2013, 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 Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 1:13 pm

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