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Vote in the British Travel Awards and win a five-day trip to Krakow in Poland

A Kraking prize awaits winners who hit the UK Discount Holidays © holiday Oscars jackpot. The public vote for the benchmark 2016 British Travel Awards1 is open until September 30 and the Daily Mirror is an official media partner. Discount Holidays © Holiday parks, hotels, staycation destinations, cruise lines, attractions and much more are included. And not forgetting customer service and essential add-ons, such as airport parking and travel insurance.

Your votes will decide who gets the glory at the big gala awards bash in London in November. To thank you for taking part, everyone who votes is entered into a draw for an Aladdin s cave of more than 50 fabulous travel prizes, worth more than 35,000. Among those is a five-day trip to historic Krakow in Poland with Newmarket Holidays, worth up
to 1,200.

The prize is for two and includes flights, transfers, B&B accommodation in a central four-star hotel and a guided tour of the main sights. newmarketholidays.co.uk2

Vote In The British Travel Awards And Win A Five-day Trip To Krakow In Poland

How it works

Simply register, then vote online at britishtravelawards.com3 . There are 82 award categories, but you don t have to vote in them all choose as many or as few as you want. If you wish to only vote for your favourite flight booking website and nothing else, no problem. And you can return to the online voting form as often as you like up to September 30 to make changes.

You can also take part in a survey that looks at our Discount Holidays © holiday plans for next year. It s voluntary and again you can do as much as you like. But if you do take part in the survey, you ll get a bonus entry in the prize draw. Keep reading Mirror Travel every Saturday for the latest prize news and look out for draw doubler ads in the paper, which could get you up to FOUR goes in the prize ballot.

The fab prizes on offer simply for voting

Some of the amazing prizes you could win include:

  • A weekend break for two to Rome with HolidayPirates, including flights for two and accommodation for two nights in a three-star hotel, worth over 500. Soak up the history and culture of the Italian capital, visiting museums, art galleries and ancient monuments and be sure to sample the cuisine.
  • An eight-day cruise for two along the Danube with Viking Cruises, including flights, six guided tours and all meals on board, worth over 5,100. Hungary s vibrant capital Budapest, Vienna s elegant caf s and Austria s Wachau Valley all await you.
  • Two pairs of flights for two people with Opodo, worth 2,500. Choose between Lisbon and Porto for your sundrenched break in Portugal, then jet off to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Flights are with TAP Portugal.
  • A week s villa Discount Holidays © holiday for two in Kefalonia , Greece, with Ionian and Aegean Holidays, worth 2,500. Flights, accommodation and resort transfers or car hire are all included in this beautiful break to the largest island of the Ionian sea, with white sandy beaches and pebbled coves.
  • Rental of a sporty BMW X6 M for a long weekend with Sixt Rent-A-Car, worth over 1,100.

    Pick up your stylish wheels on Thursday at noon and hand the keys back on Monday morning.

  • A 14-night tour of America s Deep South for two
  • A five-day break for two to Krakow
  • A seven-day China tour for two people (excluding flights)
  • A 750 villa Discount Holidays © holiday voucher
  • Two 500 cottage Discount Holidays © holiday vouchers
  • A five-star, all-inclusive week for two by the Red Sea
  • Two flights to Rio de Janeiro
  • A week s skiing for two in the French Alps
  • A 1,000 Cornwall Discount Holidays © holiday home voucher16

References

  1. ^ British Travel Awards (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ newmarketholidays.co.uk (www.newmarketholidays.co.uk)
  3. ^ britishtravelawards.com (britishtravelawards.com)

The Wiggle MagnifiCat sportive celebrates its 10th year

Celebrating its 10th year, the Wiggle MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of being a prestigious, ‘Best of British’ event.

The Wiggle MagnifiCat Sportive Celebrates Its 10th Year

This year the Wiggle MagnifiCat is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This Wiggle Super Series event takes place on Sunday 10th July, from Newbury, Berkshire. With 2000+ riders expected, the Wiggle MagnifiCat is one of largest, oldest and most renowned Sportives in the UK. The Wiggle MagnifiCat has established itself as a truly prestigious event, forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one. This UCI approved sportive is one of a carefully picked handful, that many cyclists aim to tick off the to do list

In its 10 years, the Wiggle MagnifiCat has also worked closely with British Cycling and the local community to introduce cycling programmes into schools, organising coaching and a series of cycling activities, including the 2.5 mile KiddiCat fun ride for children.

The Wiggle MagnifiCat was also the first UK sportive to introduce Breeze women s only ride in 2012, the LadyCat, with the aim of bridging the cycling gap between men and women, in a year where three times more men cycles for fun than women.

The Wiggle MagnifiCat Sportive Celebrates Its 10th Year

To celebrate the events 10th anniversary, Wiggle is giving every registered rider the chance to win one of five dhb custom MagnifiCat jerseys. Winners will be drawn at random after the event. Online entry closes at 1pm on Wednesday 6th July.

To book your place visit: ukcyclingevents.co.uk1

References

  1. ^ ukcyclingevents.co.uk (po.st)

Is this the new Shimano Dura-Ace groupset?

Leaked photos on Instagram could give a glimpse of the future

Is This The New Shimano Dura-Ace Groupset?

With Shimano expected to release a new version of its range-topping Dura-Ace groupset at some point this year, there has been plenty of speculation about what new technology could be introduced.

>>> Electronic 105, a women-specific gorupset, and built in power meters: what s next for Shimano?1

So far, we ve had Shimano dismiss the prospect of wireless shifting2, file a patent for a silent rear hub3, float the idea of a women s specific groupset4, and had FDJ testing what looks to be a Shimano power meter5. However, until now, we re yet to see any photos of the new groupset. But thanks to the unlikely source of Melbourne University Cycling Club, we might have the first sneak peek of the new groupset, with the cheeky students paying no heed to the clear No Photo sign that surround the bike.

>>> New groupset rumours: what wil Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo launch in 2016?6

Clearly it s hard to reach many conclusions as to the details of the new Shimano Dura-Ace groupset, but there are a few design alterations that are clear to see. Firstly, the crankset appears to have been redesigned, with much bulkier crank arms, although the four arm spider remains. The rear derailleur also looks significantly different to the old design, even if we can only see if from the back.


Buyer s guide to road bike groupsets


What is certain is that that is a long cage derailleur, which is a little odd seeing as the cassette on the bike pictured appears to be only an 11-25t. The cassette is also 11-speed, so we might have to wait a bit for the jump up to 12-speed. There is also a wire rather than a cable going into the rear derailleur, so this would appear to be a new version of Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.

>>> Review: Shimano Ultegra groupset (video)7

The only other thing we can see is that the bike comes equipped with disc brakes, although Shimano does not currently align its disc brakes with specific groupsets, so we doubt these will be specific to the new groupset.We ve contacted Shimano about the photos, with the Japanese company not currently wishing to provide any comment.

References

  1. ^ >>> Electronic 105, a women-specific gorupset, and built in power meters: what s next for Shimano? (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ dismiss the prospect of wireless shifting (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ file a patent for a silent rear hub (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ women s specific groupset (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ what looks to be a Shimano power meter (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ >>> New groupset rumours: what wil Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo launch in 2016? (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ >>> Review: Shimano Ultegra groupset (video) (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)