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Carole Nash and Motorcycle News are on the lookout for Britain’s greatest bike once again, with the launch of Built in Britain – the annual search for the UK’s coolest custom.

Previously known as Britain’s Got Biking Talent, Built in Britain is looking for the nation’s most talented bike builder, with a cool £1,000 cash and a Draper Expert toolkit worth £1,100 up for grabs.

The annual search attracts thousands of customs, cafe racers, streetfighters and classics all vying to win the most coveted award in British biking – and this year’s competition promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Alongside the usual categories, 2012 will see the introduction of the new Professional Builders award, which is open to any builder who sells his creations for profit.

Entering couldn’t be easier. Simply visit www.mcnbuiltinbritain.co.uk where you can upload images of your bike and place it in one of the six listed categories. This is a competition for all types of bike so if you’ve just completed a nut-and-bolt restoration of a Bonnie or fitted a supercharger to your ZX-10R, you’re in with a chance!

Categories are: Sports & sports modified, Classics, Choppers & Customs, Streetfighters, Concours & Restored plus the new Pro builder category.

When all the entries are in, a panel of expert judges will choose the 50 top bikes. If your bike, or your favourite entry, doesn’t make the cut, don’t worry, the public will have a chance to vote another 10 bikes through on the Carole Nash Insidebikes Facebook page.

The public will then be asked to pick a favourite from each category (six votes overall). The 12 bikes that receive the most public votes will make the final and be professionally photographed for the prestigious 2013 Carole Nash calendar that will be handed out at the NEC show in November. The bikes will be displayed at the show and voting will start for the overall winners.

The finalists will then be at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show next February where the winners will be announced.

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