31 August 2023
Islanders taking part in Love to Ride’s third challenge of the year, Cycle September, will be in for a
chance of winning a new e-bike.
Following the success of ‘Ride into Spring’ and ‘Bike Month’, Islanders are encouraged to take part
in ‘Cycle September’ where they’ll be able to build up points for logging rides and referring friends
between 1 to 30 September, all contributing to entries into the local and UK prize draws.
The top local prize will be drawn at random on Monday 9 October, when one Islander will win a
new e-bike. Additionally, Islanders who refer at least three people to Love to Ride during the
challenge will be in with a chance of winning cycling accessories.
The Sustainability and Climate Change Engagement team is also incentivising workplaces to get
their employees involved. The workplaces topping the seven local leaderboards (based on
organisation size) will be put into a draw to win a team meal out.
Businesses who would like more information or would like to support future challenges should get
in touch with the Sustainability and Climate Change Engagement team by emailing
Meanwhile, the EVie partnership trial is running during the challenge, where Islanders can buy £25
of EVie credit and receive an extra £75 of free credit which is redeemable on the yellow e-bikes
located at various points in Jersey.
Sustainability and Climate Change Engagement Manager, Jane Burns, said: “I’m so excited that the
next Love to Ride challenge is starting. This time round, to coincide with the return to school, we
are also working with Highlands College to hopefully get eligible students to join the challenge.
“I know there will be some Islanders wanting to get involved but don’t own a bike or have one in
need of repair - we will be holding another ‘try a bike’ event in September for Islanders to test ride
electric bikes. Or, if you’re just looking for something to get started, places like Acorn Enterprises
fix up and re-sell bikes for a low price. There are many charity shops in the Island that sell bikes,
and the Facebook buy and sell pages are worth checking too. If you’ve got a bike that needs a little
TLC then Highlands College also run bike maintenance courses.
“I really encourage everyone to sign up to Love to Ride. It’s completely free, you can give it a go
with a friend, and you may just win a brand new e-bike for doing so.”