Don’t let the Winter weather put you off an active commute
28 November 2022
By RJ Heron
Love to Ride’s Winter Wheelers campaign is back for 2022, running from the 1st – 25th of December – we hope that more people can be inspired to continue riding their bike throughout the winter months.
Winter cycling for all
For Winter Wheelers, it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or if you haven’t been on a bike in years, everyone’s invited to join in. Also, individually you only have to cycle for a minimum of ten minutes per day, and your journey doesn’t have to be a commute to work, every ride counts.
There are also some great prizes to be won!
By taking part in the challenge, you are automatically entered into daily prize draws to win great prizes like; a bike of your choice worth £1,000, cycling accessories – gloves, bike bags, bike covers, cash prizes, the list goes on.
Riding a bike is a good way to ensure you are getting enough daily exercise, a great way to save money, as well as an easy way to travel from A to B while avoiding traffic. It’s also an effective way to feel connected with the world and avoid low moods, even when the days are short, and the light is low.
Here are some other great benefits of taking to the pedals:
- Boost your physical health – even a 10-minute bike ride will start supercharging your immune system and raise your heart rate
- Improve your mental health – riding a bike can make you feel happier and more connected to your surroundings compared to other modes of transportation
- Reduce stress and anxiety – any form of physical activity is good for releasing endorphins and reducing stress
- Save money – from fuel costs to car maintenance or public transport tickets, riding a bike is a cheap way to travel
- Make an impact on your environment – reduce your carbon footprint by leaving the car at home
So how does it work?
- Register for free on the Love to Ride website
- Join your organisation’s page
- Log your bike rides before midnight that day
- Wait and see if you won! There are prizes to be won every day, a tiered encourager prize draw, and one lucky winner will receive a text on Christmas Day saying they won a bike!
Register for Winter Wheelers to conquer the cold, axe the anxiety, enhance your energy and heighten your happy!