Love to Ride? Take on the Global Bike Challenge!

Do you want a fun way to keep fit? Do you need motivation to keep going? Then the Cycle September Global Bike Challenge is aimed at you.

Our transportation team has teamed up with Love to Ride to encourage residents and workplaces across Moray, and we now have a Local Project Manager who will be working to promote the September Global Cycling Challenge across Moray.

Whether you like gentle rides through the park at the weekend, pop down to the shops with a basket on your handlebars, get stoked shredding trails, or prefer to wear lycra while bagging Strava King/Queen of the Mountains on your carbon-fibre racing bike, all our welcome to join in.

This is your chance to take part in a fun, friendly workplace challenge and encourage your colleagues to take part as well. You can set your own goals, but as long as you register at least one ride of 10 minutes or more in September you will be included in the challenge.

Log onto and register your details. It won’t take long and soon you will be able to log your rides. You can connect your favourite cycling app (Strava, Ride App, Endomondo or Map My Ride) to automatically update your rides; but if you don’t use an app it only takes a few moments to log a ride manually. You can see how you are getting on against the goals you have set yourself and if you are competitive, or just plain nosey, you can see how you compare to others.

Council Leader, Graham Leadbitter, is encouraging folk to take part.
“Over the years I have really enjoyed cycling both for leisure and commuting. In my first full-time job over 20 years ago I regularly cycled 10 miles to work and back and felt all the better for it, as well as saving a fortune in transport costs!
“While not remotely as fit as I was then I still enjoy getting out on my bike when I can and it’s still a very enjoyable mode of transport and a great leisure pursuit.”

Remember – points make prizes

Ride anywhere, anytime and encourage others to do the same to earn points. The more points you earn, the further you climb the leaderboard and the better your chances are of winning prizes, including:

  • Voucher from North58 for two adults to go on one their Wildlife Adventure boat trips
  • £40 voucher for Harbour Lights restaurant in Lossiemouth
  • £10 for Miele's Gelato in Lossiemouth
  • Voucher from Highland Mini Golf (Golf Dedication Centre) for four people on their mini golf course
  • Windswept Brewery tour for two

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Tell me more!

If you want to have a chat about Love to Ride or Cycle September, then pop an email across to Anna Vince at Love to Ride ( and she'll be happy to help you out.  Alternatively, check out for further information.

Happy cycling!

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