Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 #TDF133

Either through disaffection for this year's Tour de France among some or the character increase of Twitter proving difficult to count characters, entries for this year's comp trailed off a little.

I'm only here for the peeps, so if it's something noone wants anymore. I'm out and it's all good.

But if it's something that just needs changing, let me know.

Maybe we rename it something else - but something still to do with TDF and poetry.  Also let me know your ideas too.

Anyway, here's the winner of each stage.

Stage 1 

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Stage 8

Stage 9

Stage 10

Stage 11

Stage 12

Stage 13

Stage 14

Stage 15

Stage 16

Stage 17

Stage 18

Stage 19

Stage 20

Stage 21

I have a prize or two in mind but I'll get in touch in the next few days.

Cheers everyone,

Rach xxoo


  1. Thanks for organising and the summary Rachel. I very much enjoyed composing my little ditties and reading the very clever contribution of the others.
    I found by writing six lines of about twenty characters got it what I hope was close enough. I'd love to see it continue in some form. How about #vueltaverse, everyone?

  2. Ditto from me, Rachie-Poo. You are the bomb diggity. I love the idea of #VueltaVerse, and hope we can sort out the apathy problem for the Tour before next year. I don't want to let go of the #tdf133 tradition, as I've been a part of it since its inception. But I can recognize that things change for people. FFS, I don't even run a cycling news and commentary website anymore. Sigh. Sometimes I long for the simpler days when we all weren't so woke.

    Maybe we take Luke's suggestion and keep calling it #tdf133, but forego the character restriction? I don't know. I'll still try to keep it to 140 total characters, but if people want to go over, they go over. I'd rather have more poems that are longer than fewer participants.

  3. I'll be honest I don't have the confidence to have a crack.