Will you be a Cycle September winner?

This September you could win a free holiday, a brand new bike, restaurant vouchers, new cycling equipment and much more just for riding your bike during Cycle September. Sign up at lovetoride.net/cityconnect

Almost 2000 people have recorded over one million miles on the Love to Ride website or app since CityConnect first adopted the competition back in 2016.

The miles cycled are expected to dramatically increase as people across West Yorkshire get back on their bikes, for the chance to win some fantastic prizes in the Cycle September competition.

Businesses from across West Yorkshire can now register as a team for Cycle September to compete with others across the region. Once registered as a team, every time an employee logs a mile they could win a prize for themselves or their workplace.

Councillor Keith Wakefield, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Chair said:

“Partnering with Love to Ride on another cycle competition is fantastic news. It’s a fun and inclusive initiative that I would like to encourage everyone to get involved with. Taking part in Cycle September is more than winning prizes, it will help you to realise the health benefits of active travel, help you to save on commuting costs and give you a new sense of freedom.

I hope many businesses across West Yorkshire will get involved and encourage their employees to take part, so that soon we can reach the 2 million miles benchmark in West Yorkshire.”

Winning organisations will receive vouchers to spend on helping their staff to continue to ride, plus there will be bikes, holidays, vouchers, cycling gear and other prizes available for employees or individuals who ride during September.

Dom Jacques, Love to Ride challenge manager for West Yorkshire said:

“Whether you ride a bike every day or haven’t been on a bike in years, join Cycle September to raise the profile of cycling and help your friends, family and colleagues discover the joys and benefits of riding a bike.

If there are more cyclists out and about, it makes drivers more aware of them, it makes the roads safer and less congested for everyone, and people thinking about riding a bike say: ‘Well if they can do it, so can I!”

There are prizes for encouraging too, so spread the word and inspire your friends and colleagues to give cycling a try this September. During August, Love to Ride are giving away £50 bike vouchers for encouraging a friend or colleague to register for Cycle September.

Will you be a Cycle September winner? Register at lovetoride.net/cityconnect to find out.