Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 #TDF133

UPDATE: new sponsor on board, online cycling gear and accessories retailer Mr Cycling World, offering a daily prize for the best Oz tweeter each day.

UPDATE:  Excited to announce Bridie O'Donnell as a guest judge for #tdf133!! When the tweets are too good for me to choose, it'll be over to Bridie for adjudication - in between her cycling, doctoring, and new TDF TV Show. 

It's back! THE Tour de France Twitter Poetry Competition.

In 133 characters or less (140 characters minus the #tdf133 hashtag), sum up the stage you just watched with all the creativity you can muster in a single tweet, use the hashtag and you've entered. I choose a winner for each stage right up to the cobbles on the Champs-Elysees. All stage winners are finalists and then it's over to the cycling twitterarti to vote for the prize winners. Voters win a prize too.

Rather than make it too difficult for you all to remember time zones and such - just think, you have about 12 hours from after the stage finishes you just watched live. If you didn't watch it live, you probably have half that time.

To check out last year's finalists and winners to get in the mood and get some ideas, click here.

I'm excited to announce the following prizes. More prize details to come.

Photographer Balint Hamvas has chipped in three of his books!! Check out a review of his 2012/13 Cyclocross book here and order yourself one here.

Bicycling Australia Magazine have kindly contributed a 12 month subscription.

The boys at the Velocast - pro cycling podcasting at if not its best, its most Scottish - are kicking in access to their premium shows for the rest of 2013. 


Cyclismas are kicking in a jersey - check it out on a bike on their site here . They also may be offering some other swag but more details later. 

1 comment:

  1. If I was exciting for seeing the first stage of Tour de France, now I have the double of nerves, and glad to read that surely I can see the fabolous tweets on #tdf133. I discovered it last year and I really enjoyed it a lot, despite of my Englihs, I'll try to put my best ideas in the hashtaf after each stage.