Summer cycling special: Bag yourself a tent

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Cycle camping is a pursuit as old as the bicycle itself. Now reinvented as ‘bikepacking’ the business of setting off to ride and camp, taking with you only as much as you can carry, is an adventure whether you travel near or far.

To help get you started, we have a Quechua three-person tent to give away.

Win a tent for summer cycle camping

The design of this tent uses two-tone dye on the entire outer lining to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% and the company can repair it if it gets damaged to give it a second life. To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave us a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know where you’d pitch it.

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Comments

  1. Stephen

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    I’d pitch it on a lovely beach to give the family some shade on hot days.

    • Sam S

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      Holed up on a cliff top in some thundering rain…with a cuppa 😀

  2. Jen

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    I would pitch this within cycling distance of the coast so I could watch seabirds in the early morning

  3. Pamela

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    Would be great to use. I’d pitch it canal side for a bit of wild camping.

    • Vincent

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      I’d pitch it where the grass was green, the water fresh and the views fine.

  4. Tony

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    I would like to use this on my planned ride around the Rebellion Way

  5. Esther

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    Not for me, thanks. I find the whole camping thing a bit in tents.

  6. Steve

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    I’d pitch it over the top of my exercise bike to do a bit of cycling with intent…

    • Yousaf Mirza

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      This would great for summer adventures. ☀️ thanks

    • Helen

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      Perfect for cycle get-aways with my two boys…

  7. Janet

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    This looks fabulous!

  8. Terry

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    Looks easy to use,I’d pitch it in a wooded area,knowing my luck it would be a concrete jungle.

  9. Paola

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    I Need it to go camping with my cat 🐈
    Thanks

  10. Jenny

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    Yes please!!! 🙂

  11. Charlotte

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    I would pitch it somewhere on the North Coast 500 and ride the route with friends.

  12. Sarah

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    By a river with wild otters

  13. Mark B

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    I’d take it with me in my canoe and pitch up on the river bank

  14. Mark

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    I’d pitch it in the garden as that’s where we are going for this year’s holidays

  15. Stuart Young

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    Just what I need for my next trip to the Highlands and Islands

  16. John Darby

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    Have done so much bikepacking over the last 20 years, have never quite found the ideal tent – think this might be it! Would love to win!

  17. David

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    Wild camping in the lakes for me!

  18. Kate Oliver

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    The grandchildren can’t fit into my one-woman tent – this three-berth would do the trick.

  19. CraigSA

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    I’ve started exploring Scotland by bike with a small 1 man tent. This tent would give me much more room to relax on an evening during my adventures. I’d love to win this and try it out across scotlands Beaches, Lochs and mountains.

  20. Dave

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    Lovely stuff

  21. PabloE

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    This would be great for me and the kids over the summer hols, bit of exploration and overnight camping perfect! Yes please!

  22. John Reed

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    Hi there,
    I would love one of those tents for my bicycle ride around Australia next February. Please, pretty please. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  23. Peter Clark

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    I’d use while cycling round the south west coast. Just need to find two friends now 🙂

  24. Andrew Townhill

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    Love this to pitch on my cycle touring expedition.

  25. Sam

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    This will do nicely for some camping. Fingers crossed.

  26. MaryF

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    I’d love to pitch this at the end of the track at Cape Wrath!

  27. Rachel Thompson

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    I’ve not bikepacked before so my first visit would be Grinton Lodge in Yorkshire.

  28. Craig Young

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    Nice design! Someone will be very lucky

  29. Clare G

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    Ooh yes please for summer adventures.

  30. Jill

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    I would love one of those.

  31. Mags

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    Would use it on my next cycle touring trip, probably in Scotland, replacing my old-faithful, that is well-worn and not quite big enough for two.

    • Andy Brown

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      I’d like to Quech hold of one of these…

  32. Anna Green

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    I’ve been wanting one of these lightweight dome tents for a long time. I had a very lightweight tent but it was too cramped.

  33. Torun

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    Hello there – Does it come with south facing garden & how much is the rent?

  34. Gavin

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    … fancy taking it to Dartmoor ?

  35. Bazza

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    Hope that Quechua tent in easier to erect than it is to spell or pronounce! But it does look good.

  36. adrian price

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    the lake district –which i`m so lucky to live within in 60 miles of

  37. David Price

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    I’d pitch it somewhere near the coast.

  38. Les Gunbie

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    I’d give it over to my kids and get them to pitch it at the bottom of the garden!

    • Sarah

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      I would pitch the tent overlooking the sea.

  39. Chris Bromwich

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    This might rekindle my desire to spend the night under the stars!!

  40. Colin

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    Wyoming

  41. Jamie J

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    I’d plump for somewhere quiet and well-hidden after a long day in the saddle…

  42. Phil

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    This is intense

  43. Bryn Gwyndaf Jones

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    What a wonderful gift!

  44. Richard

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    I’d use it at the Swansea cycling festival

  45. Stephen Conrad

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    I would look forward to going away with a friend who wanted a bit more space than my present two person tent offers.

  46. Anthony

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    It’s time I upgraded from a multi-kilo ridge tent, to something I can pack in a rucksack!

  47. Gillian

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    To start with, we’d erect it in our garden as a sun or rain shelter and then I think it would be great for overnight bike packing trips.

    🤞

  48. Philip Gregg

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    Lovely tent. I’d pitch it in campsite just outside Barnard Castle during our cycle tour of the Tees Valley.

  49. Karen V

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    GCN make bike packing look such fun. With this tent my husband and I could start doing instead of just thinking about it

  50. Karen V

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    GCN make bike packing look such fun. With this tent my husband and I could start doing instead of just thinking about it and go to the Lake District

  51. Tim Earl

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    Perfect, my tent has just died.

  52. John

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    We love camping ⛺️ we would pitch this tent by the river as we love waking to the sound of running water

  53. Inge

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    This tent looks cool!

  54. David Hamilton

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    That looks very light and a great design for cycle camping.

  55. Jon PENNYCOOK

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    I like how small it is when it’s packed away – my current tent bag is enormous, and doesn’t really help my bike fit on busy trains.

  56. Jane Churchill

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    This would be just perfect or my son’s upcoming bike trip to Europe.

  57. Andrew Garside

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    A lovely night wild camping up Littondale would be good. After a good day riding of course.

  58. Nick Longson

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    Our Samba band are playing at the Off the Tracks festival. I’d love to add the tent to the Nottingham Samba Collective’s ‘Samba Village’

  59. Jane Bandon

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    I’d take it to the Isle of Eigg, cycle across the island to Laig Bay . I’d pitch it above the beach, facing the amazing Isle of Rum and the best west coast sunsets. Nowhere better!

  60. Steve

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    It’s my intent to win this tent.

  61. Chris

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    It would be great for kipping down after stargazing.

  62. Mark D

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    I’d love to use this for sleeping in the garden with the children on visits to family.

  63. Jim W

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    Would be great for a multi-day cycling trip into Northumberland!

  64. Iain Shanks

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    Cool tent. Would be great to pitch it somewhere overlooking a nice beach to watch the sun rise in the morning.

  65. Jeannie Fortnum

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    I’d pitch it next to a large lake and enjoy the sunrise and sunsets watching the wildlife.

  66. Damian Connaughton

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    Would love to pitch this tent wild camping on the west coast of Scotland!

  67. Peter Soper

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    This looks a lot better than the tents I’ve been used to – and better than my current one which is missing its poles.

  68. Bill

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    This would be very handy. I’d cycle it down to our local high street and put it up in the bank so I could use it whilst waiting to be seen to!

  69. Peter Chisnall

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    Excellent

  70. JohnB

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    I’d take it up Glen Elchaig on a Munro bagging expedition

  71. Frank

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    The table – Quiraing on skye.
    “When you get to the summit at 540m carefully look down from the cliff top to be rewarded with the spectacular landscape of the ‘Table’, a flat glassy plateau surrounded by rock formations and cliff faces.
    It has been said that hundreds of years ago the Table was used by locals to hide sheep and cattle from invaders, as this hidden plateau cannot be seen from lower down.”
    https://www.isleofskye.com/skye-guide/top-ten-skye-walks/the-quiraing

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