Guest Blog – From Gayle – Love To Ride
I’m Gayle, the new Love to Ride Local Project Manager for Suffolk!
Over the next 8 months, I will be working in partnership with Suffolk County Council to encourage more people to get active and have fun riding their bikes!
Love to Ride run year-round fun challenges to get more people cycling. It’s all about getting individuals and workplaces cycling more. Our main focus is to encourage new riders and to support them to address barriers to cycling. I’m delighted to be able to deliver this exciting project in Suffolk!
As a lifelong cyclist, I am very passionate about the significant benefits that riding a bike offers us as individuals, for our communities and for our planet!
I have 9 years experience delivering and managing behaviour change projects, particularly working with schools and workplaces.
Both of my young children learnt to ride during the first national lockdown and what freedom it gave us!
As a family, cycling is a great way to spend time together, get some fresh air and exercise. Sometimes we even cycle with their Grandad too.
My father, Brian Rowson, cycled 2000 miles all the way around England alone, starting on his 75th birthday from Landguard Point and raising £8000.00 for charity. He plans to cycle Lands End to John O’Groats to celebrate his 85th birthday next year. We are fortunate to have such inspiration in the family!
As the Love to Ride Local Project Manager, I aim to engage 40 new businesses, 1500 participants and 300 new riders in the program.
Anyone, anywhere can register for Love to Ride. You can record your mileage, set yourself goals and earn badges too. During our challenges, and at other times throughout the year, enjoying a ride and logging it on your Love to Ride profile can enter you into draws for amazing prizes including brand new bikes, gear, gift cards and more!
You can register as an individual or register your workplace on our platform www.lovetoride.net/suffolk.
Please contact me at [email protected] if you’d like some help getting started or would like to find out more.