Get ready for the main #YearoftheBike event - Cycle September! Take part in a FUN, FREE, National competition to see which workplaces can earn the most points for riding and encouraging their colleagues.
How it works:
Organisations of similar sizes will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike between 1-30 September.
The month long event is not about who can ride the most miles (although there will be prizes for the top rider), but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a try.
Team points are simple - the sum total of all the points earned by their team members - how do you earn individual points? Well...
Users get points for mileage, number of days ridden and number of people encouraged. You can earn encourager points when someone registers, logs their first ride and identifies you as their encourager when prompted.
For example, if I ride to the shop (3 miles) on 1 September (1 day) and encourage my buddy Becky to come along who hasn't ridden at all in the past 12 months (new rider) I'll earn a total of 3 + 20 + 200 = 223 points
If I then ride elsewhere on the same day without encouraging anyone else to, I'll just earn points for my mileage.
Why take part?
We'll have plenty of FREEBIES up for grabs for individuals as well as amazing prizes for the winning organisation/department in each size category.
You don't have to be a keen cycle commuter to take part - all types of rides count towards your teams score!
I want to take part - now what!?
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Join our year-round programme of events to get more people cycling:
It's quick, free and easy to register and take part:
Click the thumbnail below to download our #YearoftheBike poster
There's an app for that...
You can automagically log your rides by syncing with your favourite cycling app - find out more here.