Cycle Challenge Winners

Wow. Over the past month staff and students from Universities and Colleges in West Yorkshire have logged 2,578 journeys covering almost 30,000 miles! Well done to everyone who took part for your fantastic efforts.

The Winners

Best University – Leeds Metropolitan University – 967 journeys

Best College – Bradford College – 398 journeys

Best ‘Friend’ Team – Cycling 4 All (C4A)

Individual Winners

Women Advanced – Nina Quinlan – Leeds Trinity University – 38 journeys

Women Intermediate – Suzi High – University of Bradford – 56 journeys

Women Beginner/ Novice – Zuzanna Latoszek – University of Bradford – 28 journeys

Men Advanced – David Lane – Leeds Metropolitan University – 107 journeys

Men Intermediate – Philip Cockcroft – Leeds Metropolitan University – 66 journeys

Men Beginner/ Novice – Jamie Ansell – University of Bradford – 62 journeys

Congratulations to all those who took part in the challenge and thanks to West Yorkshire go:cycling and Please Cycle for hosting the challenge.

For help and support to keep cycling, please contact your local Sustrans project:

Leeds UTravelActive http://www.utravelactive.org.uk/

Bradford Bike Hub http://www.bradfordbikehub.com

Huddersfield Active Travel chris.wilson@sustrans.org.uk

And keep logging your journeys for the upcoming workplace challenge in the next few months.

Cycle to work/study Day!

Keep logging your cycle journeys for the Inter College and University Cycle Challenge here: http://wygocycling.com/in-the-workplace/cycle-challenge/

Date: 7/4/14
Time: All Day – Outside Atrium Building and at University Bike Hub
Details: Cycle to work/study day! To promote our challenge we are giving out free breakfasts to everyone who cycles plus your chance to win one for 4 All Terrain Cycling Vouchers… just for cycling in to College or Uni. Simply come to our stall outside Atrium between 8am-10am or drop in to the University Bike Hub throughout the day to enter to win.

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Bradford Storming Ahead in Cycle Challenge

Bradford College are the #1 College and Bradford University Currently #2 out of the Universitities in the West Yorkshire Cycle Challenge!

Keep up your EXCELLENT efforts in the West Yorkshire College and University Cycle Challenge.

The challenge will be running until the 11th of April so we need to keep up the good work and keep logging journeys!

Log any cycle journey that you do on http://wygocycling.com/in-the-workplace/cycle-challenge/ to help get Bradford University into the lead.

Monday 7th April is Cycle to Work/Study day. Come and see us outside Richmond Building (under the orange gazebo) to get your free breakfast voucher and a raffle ticket to win All Terrain Vouchers!

This week we’ll be handing out free chocolate bars to anyone who logs a journey at one of our stalls! Come and log your journey for your free chocolate bar!

Monday 10-12 Westbrook Building

Thursday 11-1 Old Building

Friday 12-2 Student Central

Happy pedalling!

Winning and 102 days to go!

Winners
Well done to Jo Healey, Sarah Holmes and Mike Chater from Bradford College and the University of Bradford for being our first three spot prize winners in the challenge! Every week Bradford Bike Hub has some great prizes for winners at random to celebrate your pedalling efforts. Keep logging your journeys for your chance to win. http://wygocycling.com/in-the-workplace/cycle-challenge/
Also, congratulations to Veronique Leygue from Bradford College who won our ‘Leave Your Car at Home Day’ competition. Veronique has won £250 worth of All Terrain Cycles Vouchers and is excited to buy her new bike and get pedalling.
102 Days to go
Thursday 27th March marks the 100 day count down to Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France which starts in Yorkshire! Come and see us outside Westbrook Building from 11-3pm on Thursday for your chance to make a free tshirt, pedal a smoothie and grab one of our brochures detailing all the excellent cultural activities going on in the 100 day countdown. More information available here: http://festival.yorkshire.com/
(Ooooh and don’t forget to log your journeys!!! http://wygocycling.com/in-the-workplace/cycle-challenge/)

Cycle Challenge Spot Prizes

Take part in the go:cycling University and College Cycle Challenge for your chance to win great prizes.

Click: wy go:cycling to register

Every week at Bradford Bike Hub we award spot prizes for people who take part.

Congratulations to Michael Chater from Bradford Uni and Sarah Holmes from Bradford College who have won a D Lock, Lights and Bell!

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Prizes for the best individuals and teams: 2 x £50 All Terrain Cycle Vouchers, 8 x £25 high street shopping vouchers and 10 x Cycle Goody Bags plus more spot prizes to come.

The challenge runs from Monday 10th March until Friday 11th April

Sign up at wy go:cycling and start registering your cycle journeys NOW!

Cycle Challenge Open Now!

Take part in the go:cycling University and College Cycle Challenge for your chance to win great prizes.

Click: wy go:cycling to register

  • Open to all abilities and types of cyclist
  • Compete against your colleagues and friends
  • Compete against other West Yorkshire Colleges and Universities
  • Earn Bike Miles every time you log a journey

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Prizes for the best individuals and teams: 2 x £50 All Terrain Cycle Vouchers, 8 x £25 high street shopping vouchers and 10 x Cycle Goody Bags plus more spot prizes to come.

The challenge runs from Monday 10th March until Friday 11th April

Sign up at wy go:cycling and start registering your cycle journeys from MONDAY 3RD MARCH!

Climate Week – Leave your car at home!

Climate Week is fast approaching! Climate Week is a project geared towards building a sustainable future by encouraging people to take those small steps that all lead to a BIG change.

Climate week is here to inspire and showcase all the different ways we can individually make a difference, in order to help build a better future for everyone. Get involved!

Fri 7th March – All day – Leave Your Car at Home

Bradford College staff – please leave your car at home on Friday 7th March to be in with a chance of winning £250 of vouchers or 1 of 5 goody bags.

Just look out for the ‘Leave Your Car at Home’ boxes at reception of each building to enter the competition, or fill in this form:

Mon 3rd March – Dr Bike – Westbrook Building
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Get a free safety check up on your bike from one of our trained mechanics.

Tue 4th March – Wacky Bikes – Student Central
Time: 12:00-17:00
Description: Take part in our Wacky races with Wacky bikes provided, just be careful of Dastardly and Muttley’s mischievous tricks!

Wed 5th March – Slow Race – Library Square
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Come take part in this race with a twist. Slowest around the course is in with a chance to take home a prize.

Thu 6th March – Dr Bike – Library Square
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Get a free safety check up on your bike from one of our trained mechanics.

Sat 8th March – Women’s Bike Ride – Bolling Hall
Time: 12:00-15:00
Description: Come along for a women’s only bike ride to keep fit and enjoy the beautiful greenery around Bradford. Meeting at Students Union. Bikes provided but booking essential: info@bradfordbikehub.com

National Student Volunteer Week

National Student Volunteer Week runs from the 24th – 28th Feb and we have some great volunteering opportunities for you!

Monday 24th Feb & Thursday 27th Feb – Clean Up Days!

Do something good! For National Student Volunteer Week, why not help us out for a day cleaning up the National Cycle Network. We will be hedge-trimming, and rubbish-clearing on the Spen Valley Greenway.

Meet at 9.30 at Student Central Reception ( University of Bradford Union) and we will get a minibus to the site. Wear warm, waterproof clothes and bring a packed lunch.

Spaces are LIMITED! email info@bradfordbikehub.com to book!

Wednesday 25th Feb & Friday 28th Feb – Volunteer Info Sessions!

Drop in to the University Bike Hub to find out more about volunteering with Sustrans.

Wednesday 25th from 12-1 or Friday 28th from 3-4.

Please share the poster: Vol week poster

Headival ‘Clear Your Head’ Walks

The 17th – 21st is Headival, the Student Mental Health Festival. For this, we are running ‘clear your head’ walks every lunchtime to give you a chance of getting some fresh air, a break from your screen and a bit of gentle exercise… all to help reduce your stress levels.

Come along, wear warm clothes and bring a friend (brollies provided!)

Mon 17th Feb – 12-1 meet at Westbrook Reception

Tue 18th Feb 1-2 – meet at Student Central Reception

Wed 19th Feb 1-2 – meet at School of Management Reception

Thurs 20th Feb 1-2 – meet at Richmond Reception

On Wednesday we’ll be having the smoothie bike at the Management Centre and will be joining in the Bizaare Bazaare on Friday in Student Central. Come along and de-stress with us :)

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