Great prizes on offer in May for cycling in Reading!

03 May 2017

Now is the time to swap car journeys for cycling!

We have some great prizes we are giving away in May to reward you for cycling in Reading, either using your own bike or a ReadyBike.

So what prizes are coming up next?

In May we are giving away  a Decathlon Bike worth £250 (a Decathlon gift card to the same value is available if a bike is not needed)  

We also have a £100 Oracle Shopping voucher (for ReadyBike users)

Experience vouchers for Rivermead Leisure Centre

And finally 25,000 BetterPoints (worth £25) to give away for you to spend or donate to your favourite charity

How do you take part?

Ready.... Download the BetterPoints app in your app store (if you haven't already)

Ride... Track cycles in Reading using the app

Reward... You'll be entered into the draw and earn BetterPoints for cycling

Here are our prize draw winners for April.

Our winners were picked at random from all of the cyclists in the BikeSmart Reading programme that have been tracking their cycling. 

Our winners were:

3 x £100 Oracle Vouchers  

ReadyBike Users  - Erika D

Reading University Bike Initiatives  -  Folkian K

Thames Valley Park Bike Event -  Brian J

Rivermead Leisure Centre Experience Voucher - Li Phing L

25,000 BetterPoints - Colin P

Well done to all our winners have fun spending your prizes!

Words from our Winners....

Brian - Thames Valley Park Winner

We recently ran a fun, lunchtime ride from Thames Valley Park (Oracle to Oracle) as part of a spring Bike Event. Staff tried a variety of bikes including ReadyBikes and Brompton's, and all were amazed at how quick, easy and enjoyable it was to get into the centre of Reading.

The lucky prize winner Brian says... 'I was fortunate enough to take part in a led bike ride from Thames Valley Park to the Oracle Riverside shopping centre. We took a leisurely ride along the towpath right into the centre of Reading. It was so easy and quick, no hanging around in traffic jams along the London Road! Cycling along the waterway was picturesque and provided a stress free route into town, this will definitely be my preferred option for getting into Reading now.' 

Erika D - ReadyBike Winner

ReadyBike is the 24-hour, on-street bike share scheme providing 200 bikes across a network of 29 docking stations across Reading. In April we launched a monthly prize draw  to win £100 Oracle Vouchers for every ReadyBike journey you take.

How do you take part in the ReadyBike Prize Draw?

Download the BetterPoints App and register for ReadyBike (if you haven't already).

Go to a docking station, scan the BetterPoints QR code and take out a ReadyBike!

This is what Erika said about being the first ReadyBike winner ... 'I use Readybike to commute from Reading station to the University of Reading, where I work. Hopping on a ReadyBike when I arrive in Reading is quicker, healthier, cheaper and more enjoyable than taking the bus! I commute in from Oxford, and it is so convenient to not have to take my bike on the train. The fact that both University campuses in Reading have their own ReadyBike docks also makes it really easy to quickly travel between campuses for meetings, which saves me a lot of time. Using BetterPoints has made me more aware of how much exercise I do every week, and it encourages me to do more.' 

See terms and conditions for the ReadyBike prize draw here 

Colin - 'Thanks very much. I'll probably get a Decathlon voucher with my 25,000 BetterPoints and spend it at the weekend.'

See terms and conditions for the Rivermead draw here  

So getting cycling to earn some great prizes plus BetterPoints to spend on yourself or donate to charity.

Happy Cycling,

The BikeSmart Reading Team