12 nights out in 1 year

#12nightsoutin1 year is Cycling UK's year long bikepacking challenge, supported by OS Maps, which encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and explore your local area with an overnight stay.
How to get involved

Cycling UK and OS Maps are teaming up in 2021 with a view to help more people discover and enjoy the outdoors which exists right on their doorstep and #12nightsoutin1year is their year-long outdoor challenge.

The challenge is simple: entrants are encouraged to head out on their bike and experience a night beneath the stars, in a tent, bivi bag or hammock, at least once a month over the course of a year and to photograph their experiences.

Each month, those who post their photos and experiences on Instagram using #12nightsoutin1year and tagging in Cycling UK and OS Maps will automatically be entered into a monthly competition to win a range of cycle and navigation related prizes. For full terms and conditions please see the bottom of this webpage.

12 nights out in 1 year ambassador - Vedangi Kulkarni

The #12nightsoutin1year challenge has been adopted by adventure traveller and youngest woman to ride solo around the world, Vedangi Kulkarni, who will provide advice and encouragement to would be bikepackers throughout the year.

In 2018, Vedangi Kulkarni rode 29,000km around the world in 159/160 days becoming the youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on a bicycle alone when she was 19. She now lives in Christchurch, Dorset and helps other people plan and plot their adventures.

“To enjoy the British countryside, it doesn’t take much more than the curiosity to explore what’s just around the corner, the OS Maps app, and adequate snacks. Add some camping gear and a bike into the mix and I’m sure you’ll have a lovely night under the stars!” said Vedangi.

12 nights out in 1 year ambassador - Vedangi Kulkarni

The #12nightsoutin1year challenge has been adopted by adventure traveller and youngest woman to ride solo around the world, Vedangi Kulkarni, who will provide advice and encouragement to would be bikepackers throughout the year.

In 2018, Vedangi Kulkarni rode 29,000km around the world in 159/160 days becoming the youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on a bicycle alone when she was 19. She now lives in Christchurch, Dorset and helps other people plan and plot their adventures.

“To enjoy the British countryside, it doesn’t take much more than the curiosity to explore what’s just around the corner, the OS Maps app, and adequate snacks. Add some camping gear and a bike into the mix and I’m sure you’ll have a lovely night under the stars!” said Vedangi.

Cycling UK members get discounted access to OS Maps

If you're a Cycling UK member, then remember you're entitled to a 20% discount off the annual 12-month OS Maps premium subscription and paper maps. 

Tarp shelters for bikepackers

#12nightsoutin1year is supported by OS Maps

Terms and conditions
  1. The promoter is: Cycling UK (company no. 25185) whose registered office is at Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX. The prize provider is Ordnance Survey Leisure Limited (company no. 09121572) whose registered address is at Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS.  

  1. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Cycling UK and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. 

  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 

  1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

  1. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter will be shared on Instagram.  

  1. Closing date for entry will be the last day of each month. After this date no further entries to the competition for that month will be permitted. 

  1. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. 

  1. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: 

  1. Upload a photo which sums up an outdoor overnight cycling experience from May or earlier in 2021 when lockdown restrictions were not in place. 

  1. Use the hashtag #12nightsoutin1year in the post/caption 

  1. Tag Cycling UK on Instagram @wearecyclinguk​ 

  1. Tag OS Maps on Instagram @ordnancesurvey 

  1. Tag Wizard Works on Instagram @wizard.works 

  1. Your Instagram account must be public and the post online until the competition end date 

  1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, pandemic or epidemic, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 

  1. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. 

  1. The prize will be revealed via social media and Cycling UK’s weekly newsletter Cycle Clips in the competition announcement of each month. 

  1. The prize will be stated via social media and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 

  1. One winner will be chosen each month: by an internal judging panel, which consists of the Promoter and an independent judge. The Promoter will provide the name of any independent judge upon request to anyone whom requests this information within one month of the closing date by writing to the address set out below. The judges will be looking for: a great photo that inspires people to go bikepacking.  

  1. The winner will be notified on Instagram within 28 days of the closing date. If the winners cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 

  1. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered. 

  1. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

  1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

  1. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. 

  1. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. 

  1. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by writing to the following address: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX. 

  1. You retain copyright in any entries you submit to the competition. Your entry must not infringe any third party intellectual property rights.   

  1. By entering the competition, you grant the promoter a non-exclusive royalty free, worldwide and perpetual licence to use your entry and publish it on the promoter’s website and social media channels in connection with this competition only. In the event that yours is the winning entry, you further grant to the promoter and the prize provider a royalty free worldwide and perpetual licence to publish the entry on the promoter’s and the prize provider’s websites and in their social media channels and otherwise use the material in connection with their businesses.  

  1. You warrant that: 

  • your entry is an original work, is not defamatory in any way and does not infringe any third-party rights; 

  • there are no conflicting agreements in place that restrict usage of your entry; 

  • where any image features people, you have obtained their permission or the permission of their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured; and 

  • any image files you upload do not contain any viruses or other potentially harmful material. 

  1. The promoter and prize providers disclaim all liability for any loss or damage to persons or property (whether direct or indirect) incurred by any person in connection with the making and submission of entries in connection with this competition or any prize, to the maximum extent permissible by law. 

  1. The promoter reserve the absolute right to disqualify any entries and/or withdraw a prize from a winning entrant if, in its opinion, there is a potential breach of these competition terms and conditions, including, but without limitation, where the entry in our sole opinion is obscene, indecent or otherwise offensive, or infringes third party intellectual property rights. 

  1. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

  1. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Cycling UK and not to any other party without your explicit consent. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Cycling UK Privacy Policy