11 great pics from #MyUnseenCity project

'We live in cities full of history, art, architecture and life,' says Brompton CEO

The entries are flooding in for a new Instagram competition by folding bike brand Brompton, which encourages owners to submit pics of their 'unseen' city, its hidden gems and what makes city living so unique and exciting to them. We've gathered 11 favourites from those submitted so far; take a look through the gallery above or the story below.

The competition started on 3 October around the hashtag #MyUnseenCity, and the winner will be announced at the end of January 2017 — with a Brompton Black Edition bike up for grabs. The second-placed entrant will win a Brompton Game Bag and matching iPad case, and third place will receive £50 worth of photography vouchers.

A shortlist of 20 photos will be viewed by an international judging panel from the creative industries, including hugely successful Instagrammer Dave Burt (@London), photographer Rich McCor and journalist Raquel Sánchez Silva. Plus Brompton boss Will Butler-Adams.

"We live in cities full of history, art, architecture and life," said Butler-Adams, "yet most people ignore this and choose to disappear underground or lock themselves in an insulated and air conditioned box to get across their cities. Through the #MyUnseenCity photography competition we want to remind ourselves what we have on our doorstep and encourage others to get on their bike and explore their city!"

1. Nuevo Artica, Pamplona, Spain by @jdiaza31

Nuevo Artica, Pamplona, Spain by @jdiaza31
Nuevo Artica, Pamplona, Spain by @jdiaza31

2. Nam Sang Wai, Hong Kong by @fibylee

Nam Sang Wai, Hong Kong by @fibylee
Nam Sang Wai, Hong Kong by @fibylee

3. Bloombsury, London, UK by @konafan77

Bloomsbury, London, UK by @konafan77
Bloomsbury, London, UK by @konafan77

4. East Harlem, New York City, USA by @ampontour

East Harlem, New York City, USA by @ampontour
East Harlem, New York City, USA by @ampontour

5. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain by @joelpedroche

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain by @joelpedroche
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain by @joelpedroche

6. Seoul, South Korea by @noranzec

Seoul, South Korea by @noranzec
Seoul, South Korea by @noranzec

7. Torquay, Devon, UK by @tiborkana

Torquay, Devon, UK by @tiborkana
Torquay, Devon, UK by @tiborkana

8. Unknown, by @jcbonassin

Unknown, by @jcbonassin
Unknown, by @jcbonassin

9. Boulder, Colorado, USA by @freedomfoldingbikes

Boulder, Colorado, USA by @freedomfoldingbikes
Boulder, Colorado, USA by @freedomfoldingbikes

10. Amsterdam, the Netherlands by @jenny1_hung

Amsterdam, the Netherlands by @jenny1_hung
Amsterdam, the Netherlands by @jenny1_hung

11.   Marina Bay Sands, Singapore by @bromby016

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore by @bromby016
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore by @bromby016

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Kona Cindercone
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01
  • Beer of Choice: Augustiner
  • Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

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