The VOC Spares Company, in celebration of 50 years of Vincent spares provision, are pleased to announce a mileage competition, to see who can complete the biggest mileage on their Vincent in a year. The intention is to encourage you to put more miles on your Vincent, because there never was a more appropriate refrain than “use it or lose it”.
The idea of the competition is to take a picture of your ‘main ride’ Vincent speedo on any day between 1st January and 31st of March 2024, fill in an on-line form and send it off, with the photo, to Vincent Spares where it will be held as a record of your starting mileage. Then ride your bike for a year. Then take a second photo of your speedometer before or on the anniversary of your first photo, and again using the appropriate form, send it off to Vincent Spares where we’ll work out the 3 riders with the longest distances completed . The winners will be announced after the 31st March 2025 at the Vincent Spares AGM.
The overall winner will also have the opportunity of an interview in MPH by Picky Dicky regarding his or her riding year and if you have taken a photo of your bike in the most interesting place you encountered in the year that will also be published.
(It is suggested you check the rules and read the notes on taking the photo before completing the form – see below)
Taking and sending the photo
Take a clear photo of just your speedometer on the date you enter the competition , showing mileage (or Km), do not crop or alter the photo as this may be used as collaboration,
The start form and the uploading of the photo is above (www.vincentspares.co.uk/competition). If you are using a mobile phone to take the picture and are also using it to fill in the form then it’s easy. Otherwise you will need to copy the photo from the mobile or camera you used on to the PC you use to access the internet. When filling in the form you can then browse the PC to find the picture to upload.
We will store the picture while you ride your bike for your particular year. Then we will send you a timely email reminder before the year is up.
On or before your anniversary date take a second photo, upload it with the closing form which by then will be shown on this web page (www.vincentspares.co.uk/competition) and that completes your entry to the competition.