We’re running our Third Year of the GetGeared #GreatBritishCarveOff. Each year we receive scores of entries, some of which are quite phenomenal! We absolutely love seeing all of your Bike and non-Bike related creations, so don’t feel that you need to be creating a bike related masterpiece.

As always, we look forward to being absolutely amazed by some of the pumpkin carving talent that clearly exists in our customer base.

So, we’d like to invite you all to get involved again this year, with a shortlist of finalists being selected by our team, and then the winner being voted on by the public!

Due to the different levels of Pumpkin carving talent in the world, We’ll have 2 winners this year:

  1. Winner for the best ‘Traditional Carved Pumpkin’ (Think holes cut out to let light through).
  2. Winner for the best ‘Advanced Pumpkin’ (Think shaving the skin of the pumpkin to create different shades).

Each winner will bag themselves a very cool £50 Voucher to spend at GetGeared.co.uk

Getting involved is really easy;

  1. Carve your pumpkin
  2. Take a picture of your finished creation!
  3. Show it to us on facebook or twitter using the hashtag #greatbritishcarveoff and tagging @GetGeared.

The pumpkin from each category with the most likes on our social channels will win a £50 Gift Voucher to spend with us. The winners will be announced on Thursday the 1st of November 2018.

Need a few pointers? Follow our simple step by step guide below to carve a fantastic looking pumpkin!

Step one: Decide which bike you want on your pumpkin and pick a pumpkin large enough.

Step two: Carefully cut out the top of the pumpkin to make a lid. Make sure the hole is big enough that you can fit your hand inside the pumpkin with ease.

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Step three: Scoop out the inside of the pumpkin including the seeds. Scrape the inside of the wall you will be carving into. The thinner the wall the more light will shine through. Once you’ve done all of this, give your pumpkin a wipe on the outside, so you have a clean base to draw onto.

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(CHEAT: If you’re not very good at freehand drawing, you can print your bike of choice in black and white to make into a stencil. Cut into the lines of the stencil on the pumpkin to create an outline that you can use as a guide.)

Step five: Cut along all the lines of the bike to make an outline. Starting with the smaller areas, push through the pieces so the bike starts to take shape.

Step six: Once you have pushed out all the main pieces, gentley scrape away the other areas to create detail on the bike. Make sure to scrape out the areas that are meant to be lighter. The lighter you want the area to be, the deeper. you need to carve.

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Step seven: When you’ve done this it’s time to get your candle.Turn out the lights to reveal your motorbike pumpkin! Carefully carve any final details into your pumpkin.

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