A couple of weeks back we had a desk shuffle in the MCN office and decided to have a bit of a Spring clear-out in the process. The clear-out became a goody bag of immense proportions which we were prepared to give away to one lucky (?) reader.
All you had to do was guess how many items would end up in the bag. The answer was 50. And we’re not entering into kind of debate about a pair of earplugs counting as two or anything similar because… it’s our ball and we’ll take it home if we want to.
Our rules stated that entries had to include your full name and your MCN user name. The closest to fulfilling those criteria among the 221 who had a pop was: Pippa Starkings, from Eaton near Norwich, Norfolk. She guessed at 51 items.
Here are the contents of the MCN clearout bag… in no particular order
1.A one-piece thermal undersuit, 2 An old copy of PB (complete with cover-mounted valve caps and keyring. 3.An NWS plate holder. 4. Doc’s Proplug earplugs x 2 pairs. 5. The What If? Book. 6. A coaster (used) 7. A Safety Pressure indicator for tyres 8. Sunbeam Club news magazine (Feb 2004) 9. The What If? Video 10. Buffalo neck warmer and inner gloves. 11. One used slider (as signed by MCN Editor Marc Potter) 12. A pair of Progrip grips 13. A pair for Tireflys 14. A tips and tricks video (in German). 15 Speedway, through the lens of Mike Patrick (book) 16. Oxford Products mousemat and calculator combination (used) 17. Bike magazine (April issue) 18. 2004 Redline Babe Calendar. 19 Oxford Spider tank protector. 20. FogCity visor insert. 21. A pair of Wurth sliders (unused) 22. Ducati Desmosedici (1:18 scale) 23. A Bridgestone sidestand puck 24. Pass Your Test book 25.GSX-R binoculars 26. Michelin badges for leathers (x2) 27. Kenwood sponsors badge 28. Metzeler and Pirelli sticker kits (counts as one item) 29. Max earplugs (pair). 30. Motorcycling, A Practical Guide (book). 31 Oxford carbon petrol cap cover 32. Motrax anti-fogging treatment 33. Used slider (signed by MCN Road Test Idol winner Neevesey) 34. Riders for Health sponsors badge 35. Belstaff mobile phone holder (for the larger phone…) 36. Foggy Petronas Racing T-shirt. 37. Arai tie-clip 38. MCN Bikemart Extra post-it notes (some). 39. Suzuki 2003 Product Information guide. 40. Nikwax Map Proof (can) 41. Used slider (signed by Chris Walker, yes, the real one). 42. A Classic Bike beermat 43. Pack of zip ties (five) 44. A Classic Bike metal badge 45. Pair of anodised pre-load adjuster nobs 46. Belstaff metal badge 47. Key ring (Loop Fobs) 48. PB keyrings (x 3) 49. MCN patches (x2) 50. Arai helmet stickers (pack)