03/07/2012 | 32 comments
Cheers for all your jokes, some definitely made us laugh more than others, and some weren’t quite so funny after the fifth time. Do you guys not bother reading what others have posted? Anyway, Brian Johnston made us chuckle the most with the joke below, so congratulations to him and I hope he enjoys his prize!
There is an apocryphal camping shop in the UK that ran a promotion during the low season whose strapline was…
…wait for it
…“Now is the winter of our discount tent”
You can’t get cheaper holiday accommodation than free, but even if you don’t win this competition these wooden wigwam things are a great cheap base for biking adventures.
As you can see below these wigwams probably aren’t anything like the kind of wigwams you were thinking of.
Accommodation might be on the basic side but it’s warm and comfy, and crucially it’s also bike friendly. This particular site at Glentress has bike washing facilities, secure bike storage, laundry room, and you’ve got the amazing Glentress trails right on your doorstep. The DH trails at Innerleithen are also only four miles down the road.
What more do you need? Somewhere to fix your bike and a BBQ, sorted. Oh, and as for a bed this is what you can expect…
It might not be the Hilton but it’ll comfortably sleep three, and with a bit more squeezing it’ll house up to five of you. Inside you also get a fridge and kettle, plus there’s also a separate communal kitchen for you to knock some grub up in. The separate toilets and showers are first rate and there’s even an onsite shop and Wi-Fi.
Wigwam Holidays actually have 50 of these wigwam sites dotted throughout the country and a whole load of them are close to other great riding spots. To back up their bike friendly credentials they’ve even started up their own Wigwam Racing team which currently consists of three Scottish DH rippers.
So, how do you win two nights in one of these for up to five people at Glentress? Simple. Just tell us a wigwam/camping/holiday/somehow related joke and our favourite will win.
And if you don’t win but are still interested in some great value accommodation for your next bike trip then check out www.wigwamholidays.com for full details.
Oh, and we reckon listing to this should be compulsory during any wigwam stay…