Famous Cyclists – A Game for Cyclists

£9.99

Pro-cycling can be a motley crew. There are fiery tempers, ego’s, cheats all riding under stressful and gruelling conditions. Of course, there are some stories to explore here. The Famous Cyclists quiz card game delves into the legends, the ego’s and the achievements of these characters from across pro-cycling’s history.

Q. Why was Gianni Moscon disqualified from Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 2020?
A. Moscon purposefully threw a bike at Jens Debusschere’s head barely missing him.

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Pro-cycling can be a motley crew. There are fiery tempers, ego’s, cheats all riding under stressful and gruelling conditions. Of course, there are some stories to explore here. The Famous Cyclists quiz card game delves into the legends, the ego’s and the achievements of these characters from across pro-cycling’s history. Q. Why was Gianni Moscon disqualified from Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 2020? A. Moscon purposefully threw a bike at Jens Debusschere’s head barely missing him.

Brainy Bikers games are a bunch of card-based quizzes. The quizzes cover cycling’s colourful history, epic events and famous riders.

140 well-researched questions in each game

The race is on to be in the lead! Run quizzes with friends and cycling club mates. Learn about pro-cycling from history, historical events, general knowledge, women’s cycling, famous Cols, cycling’s most famous ego’s, the dark side of cycling and the silly things that happen when on two wheels.

Everyone will know the answer to a question or two. And, everyone will learn something new - these are very entertaining quizzes.

 

Brainy Bikers' Suggested Rules of Play

The race to win is on. Who's going to take the points and who's going to come last? We've had a think on game play to more reflect the Grand Tours. The Grand Tours include the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. The Grand Tours are raced over 21 stages. So, we'd suggest asking only 21 questions per quiz. The Grand Tours also have two rest days - one after stage 7 and another after stage 14. You can also include a comfort break after question 7 and 14.

Playing with 2-6 players

At the end of every stage of a Grand Tour, there is a presentation ceremony. The winners of the stage are given their awards. The overall category leaders are also fussed over. We'd suggest that quizzes are run in a similar format: Ask a question. Give players enough time to wrack their brains, trying to answer. Give the answer and tally up scores. This approach does rely on the honesty policy. Give out jerseys: The leader gets the Green Jersey. In the Tour de France, the Green Jersey is won by the rider with the most points. If the leader doesn't change from one question to the next, the leader retains the Green Jersey. If there is a new leader, the new leader is awarded the Green Jersey. The player in last place is awarded the Lanterne Rouge. The phrase comes from the French for "Red Lantern". It refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train or the brake van of a freight train. If you really want to be tough, you can always introduce cut-off points. Riders in a Grand Tour have to complete a ride in a certain amount of time. If they don't, they don't ride the next day's stage. Likewise, if players in your game fall too far behind, you can tell them it's a wrap for them... If you want.

Playing with 2-6 teams

Largely, the rules for team play is the same as for individuals, just different prizes. We'd suggest that quizzes are run in a similar format: Ask a question. Give teams enough time to wrack their brains, argue with each other in hushed tones and try to answer. Give the answer and tally up scores. This approach does rely on the honesty policy. Give out jerseys: The leading team is awarded the team prize. Historically, there is no jersey for this category. Award whatever you, as Quizmaster, see fit. Winning teams can also nominate the member of their team who's contributing the most a Yellow Jersey. In the Tour de France, the Yellow Jersey is worn by the overall winner. Of course, at the end of the Tour de France, the winner splits all prize money amongst their team as thanks. The team in last place is awarded the Lanterne Rouge. The phrase comes from the French for "Red Lantern". It refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train or the brake van of a freight train. If you really want to be tough, you can always introduce cut-off points. Riders in a Grand Tour have to complete a ride in a certain amount of time. If they don't, they don't ride the next day's stage. Likewise, if teams in your game fall too far behind, you can tell them it's a wrap for them... If you want.

Playing with 7+ players/ teams

There's no real limit to how many people can play. But, checking who's leading and who's losing after every question is just too time-consuming when there are a lot of participants. So, we'd suggest to ask the 21 questions. Then give players/ teams answers. Once a winner has been found, award that player/ team the Green Jersey. The player or team with the lowest score is awarded the Lanterne Rouge.   About Brainy Bikers Both of the Brainy Bikers are keen cyclists. They met on a club run a few years back. They are also a bit nerdy about cycling. Combining their nerdiness and passion for cycling with their backgrounds in graphic design and marketing, Brainy Bikers was born when the first lockdown hit we ran some quizzes. They saw the need for cyclists to connect with their friends over what we’re all passionate about, cycling.

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Cycling Mishaps, Famous Cyclists, Tour de France

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