Cycle September is a month-long competition from Love to Ride, which aims to get more people riding bikes.
At a time when environmental issues, wellness, and money saving are an important factor for many, there has never been a better time to ride a bike.
Last year more than 51,000 riders from almost 7,000 businesses took part including over 5,500 people who were new to riding! They hopped on their bikes, logged their rides, encouraged their friends and family to join, and won amazing prizes for their efforts. This year is set to be bigger and better.
For Cycle September it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or if you haven’t been on a bike in years. Love to Ride are behaviour change experts who have refined their approach by helping over 625,000 people worldwide get into biking, including over 146,000 new riders who report having never ridden a bike or only ridden a few times in the last year. Love to Ride has lots of resources to help people ride out with confidence, from Top Tips articles and Quick Courses.
There are so many benefits to be enjoyed from riding a bike, and Cycle September is all about embracing each and every one of them, such as:
⚡️ Supercharged physical health – even a 10-minute bike ride will boost your immune system, improve cardiovascular health, and help you live longer!
🧠 Improved mental health – riding a bike is a mindful activity that promotes the release of endorphins and can reduce the causes of depression
🧡 Reduced stress and anxiety – biking can calm the mind, improve self-confidence, and elevate your mood
🌍 Protecting the planet – reduce your carbon footprint by leaving the car at home
💰 Saving money – cut down on transport costs and car maintenance
Taking part in Cycle September is easy. Ride for 10 minutes or more, log your ride, and start earning points to win prizes and climb the leaderboards.
So how can your workplace join in?
In Love to Ride Scotland’s funded areas (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Shetland, West Lothian, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, and Edinburgh) you can create a workplace profile at no cost, and track, monitor, support and engage your colleagues.
Your workplace will compete on the workplace leaderboards to earn the most points. You’ll enter the draw for individual prizes and help your workplace win in its size category.
Register for Cycle September to elevate your energy, axe your anxiety, protect the planet and heighten your happy!