Last week we offered you the chance to win a copy of The Sufferfest’s A Very Dark Place by proving to us just how big a loser you are. To my dismay it transpired that a large proportion of this blog’s readership qualified for the prize – I’m embarrassed to be associated with so many inadequates, incompetents, and even in one particularly unpleasant case, an incontinent.
The ‘winner’ of last week’s competition will be announced with reluctant fanfare in the next couple of days, and with it a selection of the best of the worst of your cycling failures. But for this week’s competition we’ll be rewarding those of a more heroic nature…
Rémy Di Grégorio survives the cold, wet and slippery roads to win solo during Paris-Nice 2011. See the review of A Very Dark Place here.
We want you to show us you have what it takes to really suffer. What’s the most epic ride you’ve undertaken… in the cold… and wet… with just a banana in your back pocket for sustenance? Tell us of the time you crossed the finish line destroyed by fatigue, and bloodied by crashes. Horrify us with the grizzly details – the oozing saddle sores, frostbitten toes and the mental anguish. We want to know A Very Dark Place isn’t going to be wasted on someone too afraid to intrepidly explore deep into the pain cave.
As with last week, just post your tales of suffering in the comments section below, or email them to email@example.com, before the end of Monday 17th October. Sufferlandrian Head Coach David McQuillen will choose the most eye watering tale of heroic suffering, and we’ll also publish a selection of the best contributions.