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Well now, this sounds pretty exciting. Tahnée Seagrave (read our story about her and FMD Racing here) is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness charity Coppafeel! through this fantastic sounding competition running thanks to her and her sponsors. As you will read below, there are a lot of prizes up for grabs, not least Tahnée’s Fort William 2015 race bike! Good stuff.

See below for full details.

Coppafeel! Tahnée Seagrave Competition

At the start of the 2015 season, Tahnée Seagrave decided that she wanted to raise awareness of some kick-ass young people. She decided that she wanted to raise money for a Breast Cancer Awareness charity CoppaFeel!, a charity her and the FMD Racing team felt that although they help people of all ages, they are devoted to ensuring young people start the life long habit of checking their boobs, which could save their life one day.

Tahnée asked all of her sponsors if they would get involved and was humbled by the amount of support they offered. Not only have some generously offered products, some have even made limited edition parts especially made for this campaign – it has been great!

 #COPPARIDE was born!

Tahnée in race mode. ©Keith Valentine

With 25 days to go and over 10 great prizes to WIN, FMD Racing will be announcing prizes every few days. This is sure to be the biggest mountain bike competition of all time! Tahnée’s custom race bike will unveiled at Fort William – this too can be won! So you will have your chance to #copparide

Tahnée Seagrave: 

Arguably one of the most exciting female downhill mountain bike racers in the world thanks to her athleticism and style. 2014 was her first elite year racing alongside the world’s greatest and most established women in the sport, but that did not stop her taking her place on the podium at multiple races and the World Championships. 2015 is set to be another exciting year with her experience growing, she’s sure to be taking her place on the top stop very soon and achieve that lifetime ambition of becoming elite World Champion.


CoppaFeel! aims to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that people know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to seek medical referral when they detect abnormalities. Currently 5% of diagnosed cases are already at stage IV with breast cancer being the secondly most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 30 in the UK (181 new cases diagnosed and 12 deaths annually) CoppaFeel! Strives for a country where no one dies of breast cancer because of late detection or misdiagnosis. The charity was founded by Kris Hallenga, who herself was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer in 2009, at the age of 23.

Plenty of prizes to be won!

What’s happening?

As a sporting ambassador for the national breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel!, Tahnée brings you #COPPARIDE – An exciting competition, with the aim of spreading the coppafeel.org message to a new audience. At this years UCI World Cup in Fort William Tahnée is giving away her one-off limited edition race bike, the kit she races in and a multitude of prizes; kindly donated, purchased and custom made by her sponsors for the campaign.

By purchasing a wristband, you will be given a unique number and will be entered into the prize draw with ALL PROCEEDS going to CoppaFeel.

Tahnée will draw the numbers from a hat after her race at the Fort William World Cup. There are only be 5000 numbers so there’s a great chance of winning. In the run up to the event, FMD Racing will share pictures on FacebookTwitter and Instagram of the prizes you can win – with her Limited Edition Race Bike being revealed at the race.

Not only that but when you fill in the card and return it to the postal address, you will get another chance to win even more prizes. The prize list is pretty impressive, we think you’ll agree!

: Featuring standard & custom parts from: Devinci Cycles, Marzocchi, Shimano, Schwalbe, DT Swiss, Ergon, MarshGuard, Works Components, Crank Brothers, SA Racing Springs & Racing Bros

Custom Pink and Black Race Jersey, Shorts & Gloves from FoxHead Europe

Custom Painted FoxHead Carbon Helmet by Element-9 and Goggles by Oakley

4) A week riding with the pro’s at RUDE CHALETS in Morzine

5) Something nice from UNIOR BIKE TOOLS?

6) A tasty watch from ROCKWELL WATCHES UK…

7) Music on the go from UE Boom

8) Keep it clean with DIECI-9

9) Something comfy from B-Bag

The wristbands.

Complete the card and return it to the postal address and you could also win:

1) Another great watch from ROCKWELL WATCHES UK

2) Extra cleaner from DIECI-9

In addition to this supporters of the #COPPARIDE Hashtag campaign will be in with a chance of winning an all new SHIMANO SPORT CAMERA. The prize will go to the best Fort William pictures on Instagram tagged with the #copparide hashtag.

As if that’s not enough, there is also a Limited Edition Fort William 2015 Fox T-shirt. The proceeds of which will also go to CoppaFeel. These will go on-sale in the near future, announced via the FMD Racing social media platforms and will also available at the Fort William race.

So, if you fancy winning some amazing prizes and want to end up with the race bike of one of the best female downhill mountain bikers in the world. What you waiting for… COPPARIDE!

And those that do not fancy winning – your donations are more than welcome: https://www.justgiving.com/copparide

Click the photo to read our exclusive ‘Life Behind The Dream’ feature with Tahnée and her FMD Racing team.


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