This summer, to celebrate the hot weather and push the boat out for the Village Green Festival in mid-July, we launched a competition over on @IiMSouthend, our Twitter profile. We offered up some great prizes, including £50 of Waterstones vouchers, a meal for two at Munch in Hadleigh, afternoon tea at Elsie’s Place in Leigh and a lovely yellow Bobbin bike from The Comfy Saddle in Southend.
We asked you to re-tweet prize messages on Twitter and were overwhelmed by the response. Almost 400 people took part, including plenty of folk from across Southend and wider Essex!
The top prize went to Simon Lambert from Westcliff-on-Sea. We’re delighted to say that he’s now the lucky owner of a shiny yellow Bobbin bike from The Comfy Saddle! A keen cyclist himself, Simon told us that he would be giving the bike to his wife as she currently doesn’t have one. We are thrilled that the whole Lambert family will now be able to cycle together.
“I entered the competition to win a Bobbin bike for my wife, and was actually given the news that I’d won on her birthday, so it was a really lovely surprise! She is very excited to try out her new bike. Now that she has one we can ride around town with our kids – everyone’s looking forward to our family bike trips. My thanks to Ideas in Motion and The Comfy Saddle.”
The other winners were Vida Mansfield, who’s heading to Munch for some scrummy milkshakes, Sarah Kelleway, who will sample some homemade treats at Elsie’s Place and Vicki Macdonald, who says she’ll enjoy her holiday reading on us.
We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part and to our wonderful sponsors. Visit Elsie’s Place and Munch for lunchtime treats, and if you are in the market for a new bike or simply need cycling advice, head on over to The Comfy Saddle and check out what they have to offer! Visit their website or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Even if you didn’t win this time round, we hope you have been inspired to push some pedals anyway. Watch this space to try your luck in more competitions in the future.