If you’ve got star quality, we want to know about it. Be it funny, serious, or just plain daft, we want to see your homemade biking videos. And if fellow users of motorcyclenews.com reckon it’s good, you could win a handy hundred quid – and be our first video star!
In true You’ve Been Framed style, we want the amateur biking films you’ve made at trackdays, on holidays, or just messing around in the driveway. The best legal ones will be featured in a forthcoming Video of the Day, where other viewers will be able to vote for whichever they reckon is best.
If you win, as well as getting yourself famous, you'll get the cash and the honour of being hailed by your peers as a hero – or a clown. But be warned – downright illegal or idiotic videos won’t be aired, so mad speeds on the motorway will be a waste of time and only put yourself at risk. Let’s not give the anti-biking lobby another stick to beat us with let’s show them the good things they’re missing out on instead.
Entering is simple. Send your tapes (cued to the point you want us to start watching from) to the address below with a covering letter detailing your contact information and phone numbers, and telling us a little about you, what's going on in the video, and that you give us permission to put your clip on the web. Leave the rest to us.
If you have already put your videos on to your computer, you can e-mail mpegs, .mov files, or Real Player files to David.Cushman@emap.com. Try to keep them lower than 2mb.
After that, if your video is one of those selected we'll get back in touch with details of when it will be posted and when your chance of stardom beckons. That’s it! The runner-up clips will receive £50 and £25, while all the clips selected to be shown will receive a motorcyclenews.com T-shirt.
If you want the video back, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope big enough to put the tape in, and we'll send it back. We can accept no responsibility for lost or damaged submissions, so if it’s the only tape in existence of you passing your test first time and you couldn’t bear to part with it, make a copy – that's fine by us. If there's no SAE, we’ll assume you don’t want it back.
Send your videos by April 5th to: Readers’ Videos, motorcyclenews.com, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough, England, PE2 6EA.
NOTE: We can only accept Mini-DV or Hi-8 digital format tapes – the ones a little smaller than the size of a credit card. Unfortunately in this instance, any other format will not be usable.