Love to Ride Manchester (National Cycle Challenge)

What is the National Cycle Challenge? The National Cycle Challenge is a free, fun competition for workplaces to see which can get the highest number of employees to ride a bike. The workplaces and departments that get the highest percentage participation (for their size category) win a team prize. The competition is based on numbers of staff taking part, not how far or fast they can cycle.

The Cycle Challenge aims to get more people cycling more often, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work.

Imagine if more people cycled in your area – our air would be cleaner, our city and county would be more peaceful and our streets would be safer.

Studies have shown that places with more cyclists – because of their increased presence and visibility – become much safer for cycling with fewer incidents per cyclist, so by taking part you will be helping to make your area safer for cycling.

How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  • Register on this website, it’s free. Register here
  • Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between 8 and 28 June.
  • Record your ride here and tell your friends and workmates about the Challenge here.
  • Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!


What do we want to achieve?

We want more people to experience first hand how easy and enjoyable cycling can be. That’s why the aim of the challenge is to encourage as many people as we can to ride a bike for at least 10 minutes over the three weeks.

Why Take part?


  • Fun!
  • Free
  • Easy

It will bring a smile to your face and make the world a better place!   And, you and your colleagues can win some great prizes!

Who can take part?

Anyone who lives or works in a participating area can take part. You can sign up with your workplace or as an individual.

Organisations or departments with 1 or 2 employees can register will have their staff count set at the minimum of 3 employees (otherwise it’s too easy to get 100% participation!).

Cycling clubs and other clubs can’t register as a workplace – we want cyclists to help us spread the love of cycling, so register your workplace and get your colleagues involved.

What do I need to register my organisation/department?

All we need to know is the address, a contact person, and the number of people who work in your organisation or department.

It’s free to take part and can be done in your own time, so you shouldn’t need official permission from your organisation but we do recommend getting it.

Register here.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is listed in our cycling events calendar for Greater Manchester. It is not organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth nor the Love Your Bike campaign and does not necessarily reflect their policies. We recommend checking with the organisers in case of a change of time or location.

Event Details