There’s a catch, of course. You have to complete a 40km cycle route devised by Clapton cycle club and bike shop Hub Vélo and log it on the cycle app Strava. Do that and Borough Wine Company will give you a free 20cl bottle of Prosecco. And all riders will also be entered into a prize draw to win a Magnum of Gosset Champagne and cycling goodies from Hub Vélo. Check out the route HERE. It goes from Stokie in the North to the Victoria and Albert Museum in the south and swinging into Clerkenwell in the middle where I was born (I’m working on the blue plaque).
It sounds like an awfully long way to me, but then I never did learn to cycle. Yes, I know, absolutely everyone can ride a bike…but I’ve met two other adults who never managed it, even though they had the opportunity (legs, bike and pavements were available). I’d set up an exclusive club for us if I could think of a good name and something for us to do…but at least Borough Wines haven’t forgotten us and are also running a competition that’s a little less energentic.
For the chance to win a full 12-bottle TDF17 Wine Tasting Case and a Hub Vélo cycle kit, all we need do is take a picture of the cycle jersey currently on display in the Borough Wines London shops or in Hub Vélo, and share it on Twitter or Instagram using#VeloVin, tagging @boroughwines and @hubvelo. Visit Borough Wines for all the details.
The tasting case has wines from all the regions the Tour de France 2017 passes through: Germany, Alsace & Jura, Bordeaux, Languedoc and Roussillon. The final leg starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday (July 23rd) and goes through the Rhône, Provence and Champagne. That sounds like quite a fine tasting case and if you don’t win you can buy it for a special Tour de France price of £175 online or from one of the nine Borough Wine shops in London.
So, cheers to the yellow jersey!