Chain Gang Cycle Tours Photo Competition

In February, I asked readers of the Chain Gang Newsletter to send in their photos.

What prompted me was the selection of photos made by our designer, Andrea, for our new brochure. It wasn’t the same selection I would have made, so I was interested to see which photos Andrea would choose from our customers’ photos.

In truth, we weren’t inundated with photographs. Jed Baxter, Peter Wesolowski, Simon Moss, Mark Lawrence, and all the rest of you – where were you?

But some people heeded the call, and thank you very much. I asked Andrea to pick her favourite three photos, and an overall winner, so here are Andrea’s picks. (Click on the images to see in full size).

1. Frolicking In The Sunflowers.

This was the winner, chosen because it’s a classic view of France, and people having fun. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Exactly what a holiday should be.

I have a serious confession to make. I cannot find the email from the person who sent me this photo. Whoever you are, I hope you read this – you’re our winner, and I want to send you your copy of the Haynes Bike Manual. Please email me or call – and I can apologise in person.

2. Approaching Semur-en-Auxois.

Cyclists approaching Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy, by Brian Moore. This is exactly why I asked Andrea to choose her favourites. Andrea likes photos with people in, generally (although not in her next selection). I like the fact that there are no other people around, and you could never accuse us of cycling in formation!

3. The Rocky Mountains.

This is a slightly cheeky one – I did say back in February that it didn’t have to be a photograph of a Chain Gang holiday, and Malcolm Turner sent us some photos having just come back from a holiday in the Rocky Mountains. And this is the photo that Andrea chose. Nothing to do with bikes that I can see, but very spectacular.

Luckily I don’t have to apologise to all the unlucky entrants, because it was all Andrea’s fault! But thank you very much for sending your photos.

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