The search for the UK’s best bike starts here! The fourth annual Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition kicks off today and here’s how you can be in with a chance of winning fame, glory and a VIP trip to a European MotoGP round of your choice. Plus the top twelve finalists will be professionally photographed for the Carole Nash 2011 calendar.
Last year thousands of bikes entered the competition, from wacky choppers to hand-built race-bikes. You don’t need to have painstakingly made every nut and bolt to do well (but we’d be impressed if you did) – judges will be looking at overall style as well as engineering effort.
To enter the competition just go to www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk and fill out a short registration form then upload a photo of your bike. You can make your entry more eye-catching by uploading a brief description of your machine and even a video.
You can upload your bike on the website from today. The first 500 entrants will recieve a FREE Oxford Cargo net, plus one lucky entrant will win a full set of Oxford Lifetime luggage worth over £300.
The overall winner of Britain’s Got Biking Talent will be crowned at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live! show at the NEC in November as well as clinching the star prize of a VIP trip to a European MotoGP round of their choice, courtesy of Pole Position travel.
Second prize is a trip for two to the French Battlefields with MCi Tours.
Not only is a tour of the Somme a truly moving experience, it’s a great biking one too thanks to empty country lanes and stunning rural vistas.
Third place is a track day at a Motorsport Vision circuit.
How to enter
1) Upload your bike pics, spec and optional video to www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk
2) Expert judges pick the top ten bikes in each category
3) MCN readers vote to decide the top 12 bikes (for the Carole Nash
calendar) and the overall winner
This competition is for all types of bikes. Our judges will pick the best ten from the following categories, and then MCN readers will vote for the best two in each section.
1) Street modified – heavily modified unfaired bike (you should still be able to recognise the original bike)
2) Streetfighter – heavily modified unfaired road bike (vastly different from the original bike)
3) Classics – unrestored or modified
4) Choppers and customs
5) Concours and restored – pristine classics/modern classics
6) Other – modern bike with a fairing
The overall winner, the owner of 2010’s most beautiful and beguiling bike, will be heading off on a VIP trip to a European MotoGP of their choice – courtesy of Pole Position Travel (www.polepositiontravel.com). The package includes flights, accommodation, grandstand seats, party invitation and a paddock pass.
A trip for two to the French Battlefields with MCi Tours (www.mcitours.com), or £500 off a fly-ride package – £250 discount per person.
Capture third spot and you’ll be hitting any one of the five UK MotorSport Vision (www.motorsportvision.co.uk) circuits to savour a trackday. Choose between Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park, or Bedford Autodrome.
A FREE Oxford Cargo net for each and every one of the first 500 entrants plus one lucky entrant will win Oxford Lifetime luggage worth over £300.