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Giant VT2 Competition – UPDATE!

Want to win a Giant VT2? We asked you to demonstrate that you were the most deserving cause through the medium of pictures. Here’s a sample of some of the entries so far so you know what you’re up against…



Fraser Millar seems to think if he had a new VT2 he’d, “be able to clear obstacles like this first time around”.

Andy Vickerstaff wants a new VT2, “because the trails round here are hard on my front end and rear end”.

Laurence Webb had to ride this unfinished trail on the Isle of Mull off Western Scotland. On a hire bike no less. Is this enough to get him a new VT2?

Howard Jackson has a look in because his “a**e is six inches off the saddle” in this technical bit of downhill.

We’re guessing that there’s been some artifical assistance in Dave Watson’s account of Claire’s downhill on the scree slopes of Skye. Apparently his “long suffering good lady… desperately needs a New Soft Rear End. Her old rear end is most definitely worn out!” Ooh err…

William Forest didn’t give any comments with his photo. And to be honest, William, you’ve lost us. Something about underground escalators and, er… Nope, nothing.




Chris Graveling shows what happens when you don’t have a rear end that is up to the task. But as he points out, “it’s all good fun, right!”

Steve Somebody stated that if we give him the nice new Giant he will give his bike to his wife so she doesn’t have to ride this “20 ton abomination” anymore. A reasonable request, although perhaps not quite as reasonable as giving the VT to your wife.

Dave Hutchinson wants a new VT2 because, “200 miles cross country around Scotland on this thing did nothing for my MTB cred!”

Papa Dave and the Chodski Indians are in the running, “because with so many racing, someone always forgets to bring one or forgets to fix it after the previous race, therefore a ‘spare’ team bike would be very nice.” Certainly a nice concept.




John McMillan thought this, “might not be worth a new bike, but at least you’ll get a laugh.” We like his attitude.

Gary Gilgannon has this crash, “five minutess into my first ride on my mate’s full susser.” It could be a sign…

Another one playing the sympathy card was Michael Cunliffe. “I got hit by a car and broke both my knees. One had a minor fracture but the other was worse and had to be pinned.” One word, OUCH!




Mark Whitaker played the monkey rear end card.

As did Jared Price, but with bonus points for product placement.


The Rest


Will Barrett took us somewhere we didn’t really need to go. Apparently he needs a soft rear end, “so I can pass my bowels with greater ease”. Maybe a little too much information.

Gary Butcher relied on symbolism. Charming.

And so did Edwin Madden Apparently this is how he feels after 50 miles on his hardtail.

Russ James has given us a picture that some of us may have seen before. However, it does seem rather fitting.

Simon Sackett got a good pic and spent some time in Photoshop for his entry.

As for Chris Wilson’s entry, we have no idea what he’s on about. A little too much sugar on his cornflakes, we think.


We also received a great PowerPoint presentation (and who’d have thought we’d ever type those words?) from John Heaver and a poem from John Bosley. But the competition’s not over yet – keep ’em coming…

The Prize

A brand new Giant VT2:

The Giant VT2

To enter, use a picture to tell us why you need a soft rear end. Mail your entries to

Get thinking, and snapping.


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