In issue #68 (on sale in May 2015), RIDE Cycling Review subscribers were given the chance to win this stunning bike from Lapierre: the Aircode 500. RIDE reviewed the Aircode Ultimate earlier this year (#67) and the bike was a huge hit in the office – it was easily one of our all-time favourite test bikes. The Aircode delivered speed, nimble handling, efficiency, comfort, and good looks to boot.
Our lucky winner of the Lapierre prize bike was Ben from Sydney. He’s a 35-year-old who rides on a regular basis and was thrilled to learn that he had won an Aircode. He is an IT consultant with a firm in the city who enjoys his cycling and has been a reader for many years. He also happens to be a loyal customer and buying the Official Tour de France Guide is part of his annual tradition each June. “I actually bought three Tour Guides this year,” he told us when we phoned to tell him the good news. “I have one copy at home in front of the television, one at the office so that I know what’s coming up, and the third is for all the people who come by and try to pinch my copy at work!”
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RIDE would like to thank each and every one of our subscribers who continue to support what we do. We strive to make the best magazines possible, share as much information about the cycling community as we can, and help inspire people to ride and enjoy the beautiful act of cycling.
We would also like to thank Chris-Jane Lo and the staff of Advance Traders (distributors of Lapierre) for the supply of the Aircode 500 as a prize.