Cyclists in Warwickshire challenged to get on their bikes this December - The Rugby Observer

Cyclists in Warwickshire challenged to get on their bikes this December

Rugby Editorial 2nd Dec, 2023   0

CYCLISTS in Warwickshire are being invited to get on their bikes this December as part of an annual challenge.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is joining forces with cycling platform Love to Ride to promote the benefits of winter cycling to residents and businesses across the county.

Love to Ride’s winter biking challenge – Winter Wheelers – is taking place throughout the month. This annual event, now in its eighth year, is dedicated to embracing the cold weather and encouraging more people to hop on their bikes in winter.

Winter Wheelers welcomes both seasoned riders and those who haven’t been on a bike in years – or ever. Riders will gain access to Quick Courses and a wealth of tips and informative articles to help boost their biking confidence.




All participants will receive personalised emails to help them overcome their specific barriers and to guide them toward riding in a winter wonderland.

WCC’s transport spokesman Coun Jan Matecki said: “The benefits of active travel, particularly travelling by bike, are huge both for the individual and for our wider environment. However, we know that the use of bikes for transport and leisure tends to decrease during the winter months. Winter Wheelers is here to change that trend.


“We are encouraging our residents to ride their bikes during the winter season as a great way to stay active, enjoy a safe and efficient mode of transportation, and uplift their spirits even when the days are shorter and the light is limited.”

Visit www.lovetoride.net/uk/courses/24 for a quick course on riding in ice.

Visit www.lovetoride.net/warwickshire to get involved with Winter Wheelers.

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