This month we have a great competition for you thanks to Dawes Cycles, who have given us one of the bikes we tested last month as a prize to be won by one Canal Boat reader.

We liked the Dawes Diamond because we found it one of the simplest, most straightforward bikes to live with on a boat. First, it folds easily, so it takes up little space and, at 14.7kg, it’s no heavyweight to lift on and off your craft.

But, more than that, we found it fun to ride and nippy, plus its chunky tyres are more than a match any not-so-well-tended towpaths. We reckoned it was the perfect bike for popping down to the shops to fetch the groceries or for nipping along lock-wheeling.

For your chance to win this great bike, simply answer the question below correctly and email your entry marked Boat Bike Competition to

Question: When did Charles Dawes first start making bicycles and who with?

The first correct entry selected after the closing date of Wednesday 2 July will win the bike.

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