26 April 2023
Following the success of ‘Ride into Spring’, Love to Ride’s Bike Month Challenge will be running
throughout May where Islanders logging their bike rides and referring friends will be able to win
various local prizes.
Workplaces are being asked to encourage their employees to sign up to Love to Ride and
incentivise cycle commutes to and from work. The challenge is open to everyone including new,
infrequent, and regular cyclists.
The Sustainability and Climate Change team, who are running the campaign, are contacting
different businesses to get their staff involved, and will be holding various engagement events
throughout May. To get in touch with the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a range of prizes up for grabs for completing different criteria such as logging rides and
referring friends. Prizes available include a new e-bike, vouchers for local eateries and experiences,
and Proviz reflective jackets.
For the first time, prizes are also available for workplaces to win, including a two-hour hire of Lulu’s
Ice Cream, a team outing at Valley Adventures, team meals out, and a MANTIS wall-mounted bike
For the full prize criteria, visit: lovetoride.net/prizes.
Islanders will also be entered into the UK prize
draw which includes a £2,000 cash prize.
The campaign is in line with the Government’s Sustainable Transport Policy, and one of its key
principles that a reduction of motor vehicle journeys will be good for Jersey. A reduction in carbon
emissions also supports Jersey’s path to net zero by 2050, as envisaged under the Carbon Neutral
Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Deputy Hilary Jeune, said: “This challenge is another
opportunity to encourage Islanders to get active and reduce their carbon footprint by cycling. On
the transport hierarchy, cycling is one of the best modes of travel to reduce our impact on the
environment. I’d particularly like to see more commuter journeys on Love to Ride as this makes
such a difference in reducing our carbon emissions.
“If you want to get involved but you haven’t got a bike or it needs fixing up, there are a number of
bike shops in Jersey, as well as various parish repair cafés. You can also get secondhand bikes from
charity shops, Facebook buy and sell pages, and Acorn Enterprises who accept donated bikes and
fix them up to re-sell for a low price in their shop.”
Sustainability and Climate Change Engagement Manager, Jane Burns, said: “I am so excited for the
second Love to Ride challenge of the year! Well done everyone who was involved with the first one,
we’ve got high hopes to get even more Islanders signing up and cycling for this challenge now that
the weather is a bit warmer.
“The challenge truly is open to all abilities – I’d really like to see more beginners signing up so the
e-bike prize will be for beginners only, but we have loads of fantastic prizes for workplaces and
individuals to win. If you signed up last time, make sure you keep logging your rides during Bike
Month – and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues at work to sign up too.”