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London Only! Free bike from sexy lycra clad chick!

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9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
Your chance to claim a free Orange bike!

Orange, official telecommunications partner of the Tour de France, is giving away 500 mountain bikes and helmets worth £200 each.

On Yer Bike London, launched by actress Gemma Atkinson and Olympic gold medallists Chris Hoy and Jason Queally, celebrates this year's Grand Depart from London.

A total of 500 black mountain bikes will be given away for free by Gemma and the British cyclists on 4 July on the Royal Opera House side of Covent Garden.

Gemma said: "I was a really keen cyclist when I was younger, but work commitments made it hard to continue. This initiative has given me the kick-start to get back in the saddle and I'm committed to cycling more as a result.

"My Orange bike is the first of hundreds to be given away on 4 July, and it looks fantastic."

For the chance to claim your free bike from Gemma, Chris or Jason, go to Covent Garden on 4 July at 9am.
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#1
Good find, pity its only in london
banned#2
Alternatively, if you would like to buy your bike, check ebay at 09:30 am on the 4th of July.
#3
JDeal
Alternatively, if you would like to buy your bike, check ebay at 09:30 am on the 4th of July.


:giggle: I am sure that only people who truly want a bike will take one :giggle: ........ok maybe not!
#4
large pix...for those who are curious...
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#6
scottiecutie
large pix...for those who are curious...
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Good lord. :w00t:
#7
scottiecutie
large pix...for those who are curious...
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Looks a nice ride!!! :w00t:
#8
Very nice!!! The bike isnt bad either!!!!
#9
Wonder if C32 will get one.........................
#10
Do you need to prove you live in London? Im there for the day so may grab one! :)
#11
Iom-RF
Wonder if C32 will get one.........................



We all know about C32 soft spot for chicks in shiney lycra ... unfortunately I don't think she is included!
#12
This sounds sweet!
Does anyone know if there are certain conditions to make one eligable in getting a bike?
Like for example would one have to be an orange customer or have signed up to the upcoming bike events?

Scar
#13
Does not seem to have any conditions? The other article I read said get there early ... so 9am wakeup tomorrow ;-) Good luck to anyone who lives near enough.
#14
Im guessing you have to sign up to an Orange mobile contract...
#15
Anyone get a free bike??

I got to Covent Garden at 8.20 this morning, only to be told that all 500 bikes had already been allocated. People had started queueing at 11pm the night before!!

Oh well, looks like I'll have to buy one now.
#16
I got one.... got to covent garden at 730 and had a bit of hassle queuing up but was number 322, got my bike around about 9:20 and met Gemma as well.... and you get a free helmet as well.......
#17
asifriaz
I got one.... got to covent garden at 730 and had a bit of hassle queuing up but was number 322, got my bike around about 9:20 and met Gemma as well.... and you get a free helmet as well.......


Nice one!!

If only I could've been bothered to get out of bed an hour earlier. :lazy:
#18
I arrived at 0620hrs, and was 167th in a queue of about 1000... The first 500 were given bikes! It's great!
#19
Richard Pinder
I arrived at 0620hrs, and was 167th in a queue of about 1000... The first 500 were given bikes! It's great!


Now you're just trying to make me jealous!! :p
#20
Went to Covent Garden very early in the morning (woke up at 3am, got there at 6ish) and ended up at 91st place to get a bike - was worth the wait, the bike is great - riding the bike home was so scary at times!

Fantastic!
banned#21
Scar
Went to Covent Garden very early in the morning (woke up at 3am, got there at 6ish) and ended up at 91st place to get a bike - was worth the wait, the bike is great - riding the bike home was so scary at times!

Fantastic!


Do you live in Edinburgh?
#22
I was 246 in the Q and my friend was 321 in the Q, i got there at around 7.15 and he got there at around ten to eight ! looked to me only about 400 bikes were given away ! thank you for this information ! great find:thumbsup:
#23
JDeal
Do you live in Edinburgh?


I live in London but quite far from Covent Garden - plus the fact that I haven't rode a bike in years, took a while to get use to :P

Some people outside of London came down to get a bike though, one woman travelled from Essex with her brother and his friend or something - only reason I know is because the... host guy questioned her with the microphone and whatever.
#24
I quote from the Orange website:

"For the chance to claim your free bike from Gemma, Chris or Jason, go to Covent Garden on 4 July at 9am."

I think the way Orange advertised this was poor.

If they'd said "We'll be giving away the bikes at 9am to those who arrive hours beforehand and collect a deli ticket" then I wouldn't have minded.

Nobody going to Covent Garden at 9am, as per instructions, received a bike.

I understand that this is a promotion and not everybody can get lucky but they completely mislead people on this. Had they made it known that it was going to be a 'ticketed' event then I would have got down there a lot earlier. As it was, me and the Mrs. got there at 8.20 to be told by the illiterate security guard "No ticket left". When asked what he was talking about I just got a repeated "No ticket left" reply and had to go and find somebody else to talk to.

I've seen loads of events like this from Orange, not with gifts as expensive as a mountain bike, but other events when they've advertised they are sponsoring a festival and will be giving away stuff at a certain time. Normally, at the pre arranged time, a bloke does a spiel on the stage and then stuff is handed around to the crowd or the crowd files past and picks stuff up.

I appreciate that nobody was going to be throwing mountain bikes into the thronging mass but I really did think that all those present in the crowd at 9am would stand a chance of getting a bike; not just those who got there hours before to collect a deli ticket.

It's not sour grapes from me because I didn't get one - some you win, some you lose - it's me being pee'd off at Orange for the way they conducted the whole event and mislead people with their advertising. Lots of people we spoke to this morning had the same feelings.

They might have made 500 people happy but they also managed to generate themselves a far larger amount of badwill from the people they disappointed who had made a special journey to be at the location at 9am only to find out they had zero chance of getting a bike.

JS
#25
well if theres a limited amount (500) and there going to give em out in a first come basis.... your obviosuly gonna wanna get one, so you go early..
#26
I missed out! I just fanced oiling Gemma's chain!:whistling: :p :giggle:
#27
I preferred GA before she got the breast implants!

Prefer them natural... I hear she might go under the knife again! Hope she doesn't end up like Jordan.
#28
so what bikes are they? any on ebay?
#29
Wowwie!! Can't believe people here actually got bikes! The early bird catches the worm indeed :-D!
#30
Has anyone had problems with the chain on their free excellent offer bike...

I notice that when i change from gear 5 to 6, the chain gets lodged at the end, like its come off the gears and i can't pedal anymore. I have to get off the bike and get the chain back on the gears again.

Might have to spend some money on the freebie to sort the problem out!
#31
Difficult to explain, but this problem is easy to fix.

Look at the gear system by the back wheel - there should be 2 screws, one of which stops the gearing going too far towrds the wheel & the other stops it going too far the other way. All you need to do is, while keeping the chain moving (i.e. lift the back wheel off the ground & keep turning the pedals - it would help if you got a mate to help you!), twiddle with the screws - you will very quickly work out which screw does what, then just make a slight adjustment. Check by going up & down through the gears.

:thumbsup:

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