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  • So you know that Dream Bike Competition………
  • dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    I’ve only gone and won the Weekly prize – A load of Endura winter kit and 2 helmets!!!

    I previously won the big monthly prize the beginning of May – Holy Cow! I won a bike/bikes! ,and then a Hope coat in June…….

    Speaking to Grant earlier he’s seeing less people entering recently – to the point where it might not be viable in the short term, which would be a shame as he’s made lots of people happy over the years including a few on here.

    I get cost of living, petrol, energy rises and think this is partly the issue, but I think we should still try and support small/independent business.

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    I would enter the competition but there doesn’t seem any point knowing that you have.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    @imnotverygood I think I might give it a miss for few weeks to give others a chance lol

    joebristol
    Full Member

    I occasionally play – depending on what’s running. But you keep winning it so sometimes I think I’ll try the lottery and not win that instead but with the hope built in of a more life changing sum of money.

    That said I’m going to need a new 12 speed cassette soon and my back is currently in a bad way so maybe I’ll enter the XT / Dream bike competitions this week as an Orbea rise or Spec Levo SL would fit the bill nicely for me right now

    mashr
    Full Member

    Maybe i’m looking in the wrong place, but is there any way to check the odds on the weekly competition? I’ve entered a couple of times but always thought it was odd that I had no idea what my chances of winning were. Also a bit odd that I’d be entering to win one prize, against someone else who’s paid more/less to win something totally different

    joebristol
    Full Member

    . Also a bit odd that I’d be entering to win one prize, against someone else who’s paid more/less to win something totally different

    Yeah I think that’s a bit odd – but he must not get enough entries for each individual prize to run each of them each week I assume. Must just stick every entry into the pot and draw one winner – I assume there’s nothing more complicated than that going on

    mashr
    Full Member

    That is exactly it. The entry fee reflects the value of your chosen prize, and everyone all goes in the same big pot as you say. Nothing wrong with it, just feels a bit odd for some intangible reason

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    but is there any way to check the odds on the weekly competition

    Nope, same with the monthly, but it’s easy to work out roughly how many tickets he sells to get some profit etc.

    I won a fox 38 fork a year ago in the charity comp he ran, which was a shame as I had no use for them so sold them on and spent some of the cash on upgrades. I usually enter the monthly and have done since the first four or five years ago.  I used to enter the weekly regularly, but have dropped off recently as he’s removed the prizes I played for.

    When it was just the monthly dream bike comp I used to think of it as a £2.50 donation to some else’s dream bike, a bit like buying a fellow mtb’r a pint. Now it seems very commercialised and it’s more obvious gambling. So I try t play the odds a bit.

    If I were foxy, I’d get rid of the weekly and small comps and go back to the roots of one dream bike once a month, and concentrate on the social side again.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    The monthly and the limited comps show how many tickets there are – the weekly doesn’t.


    @monkeyboyjc
    I was of a similar feeling – helping to get someone else there dream bike (thanks to all those who donated to mine!).

    Also agree with the weekly – the prizes have been reduced to reflect the reduced uptake.

    5plusn8
    Free Member

    I entered the van comp a few times, shame its not still going.

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    Also agree with the weekly – the prizes have been reduced to reflect the reduced uptake.

    Thing is, by removing the higher value prizes he’s depleted the overall return as well – there’s nothing in the weekly I’m prepared to stick a bet on. Where as the monthly it doesn’t seem like a loss when (repeatedly) I’ve lost out on the win 😂

    Also an issue with the DBC was offering the cash alternative during the pandemic when there was a bike/parts shortage as that ment less actual visible winners and less marketing for foxy.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Must be nice to win. Keep entering, win more gubbins. I enter, win nothing, so I’ve stopped. Save me pennies (or quids)

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