Now that the jury has made its decision and the five lucky winners of the 'One World. One R 1200 GS' competition have been announced, there was an extra surprise in store for Tour 5 winner Stephanie Rowe, from the UK…
The 25-year-old aspiring enduro competition rider who works in the motorcycle industry was asked to attend a final selection interview at the BMW Motorrad Park Lane dealership in central London. Upon arriving, Stephanie was met by none other than One World Jury member Charley Boorman.
The esteemed GS adventurer then asked Stephanie to sit down under the pretence of a formal interview so that he could decide if she had what it takes to complete a tour through Spain, France, Italy, Austria and Germany, crossing both the Pyrenees and the Alps before arriving to a heroes’ welcome at the BMW headquarters in Munich.
Boorman kept the suspense going until even he could bear it no longer, and so informed Stephanie that she was indeed the chosen one from thousands of entries in the UK alone – and many more worldwide – to secure one of the five unforgettable
journeys aboard the new R 1200 GS.
Initially, Stephanie was lost for words and completely overcome with emotion, but once she was able to compose herself, she had this to say about her good fortune:
"This is unbelievable for me; I never usually win anything. I’m really looking forward to riding the new R 1200 GS. I’ve ridden the current model but have been reading a lot about this new one – especially all the changes compared to its predecessor – and I can’t wait to try it for myself. This is a very special adventure and I’ll be making sure I share it with as many people as possible by blogging and using Facebook and Twitter to document my travels."
Charley also presented Stephanie with a unique branded BMW Rallye 3 suit and Enduro Pro helmet, as well as a set of branded ‘One World’ t-shirts, fleeces and a jacket. New BMW Motorrad UK Marketing Manager Lee Nicholls also gave Stephanie an overview of the route she’ll be following early in 2013 as part of the build up to the launch of the new R 1200 GS.
Watch a quick video of Charley breaking the news to Stephanie at http://youtu.be/sX47sRcs4ik and we’ll bring you more news of the other four lucky winners who have also been informed by their own markets of the life-changing tours they will be participating in.
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