As part of Movement May, here at Carnival UK we’re encouraging new riders to join Love to Ride and our very own Cycling community! There’s still time to enter our CUK competition to WIN a Decathlon voucher too! Find out more below. 

This week we hear from Becky Lester, Senior Management Accountant, Capital Planning about the benefits of cycling into the office. 


I live too far away to cycle all the way to work, so I drive part of the way with my bike in the boot. I park at my mother-in-law’s and then cycle the rest of the way to the office.

I’ve had my trusty BMX for about 20 years now, and it’s small enough to fit in any car. Sometimes people joke that it looks like my kid’s bike, but it isn’t as difficult as it may look. And no, I’m not a professional BMXer – just brave enough to do a little hop now and then! 

The best thing about cycling into the office is that I get a solid 15-minute workout before and after work, plus I save money on parking. And it’s super convenient to have shower facilities and lockers at Carnival House for my stuff.

I’m really big on biking safely because I had an accident as a kid that landed me in the hospital with concussion (no helmet, big mistake).

I think wearing a helmet when cycling is just as important as wearing a seatbelt when driving, so please, everyone, be safe out there!

 


Cycle to work for the chance to WIN in our CUK Competition!

Sign up to Love to Ride via the app, and cycle to work 5 times between now and Friday 28 June for the chance to WIN a Decathlon voucher. Brand new riders on the Love to Ride app will get 2 competition entries if they cycle 5 times! T&Cs apply.*

Please make sure you enter your workplace as Carnival UK so we know you’re joining in and log your ride as ‘transport to or from work’.

Sign up now Mobile App : Love to Ride UK

About the app: Track your rides and biking accomplishments, and provide feedback on your bike trips using the simple and fun ‘Rate My Routes’ feature. There are amazing prizes to be won and everyone is invited to take part – from regular riders to people who haven’t been on a bike in years (or ever)!

*Competition T&Cs. Competition open to Carnival UK colleagues only. To be included in the prize draw you must be signed up to Love to Ride and be registered under ‘Carnival UK’ and track 5 rides as ‘transport to or from work’ between now and Friday 28 June 2024. All those eligible will be entered into the prize draw, and a winner will be selected at random on Monday 1 July 2024. Prize is non-transferrable. 

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