A global biking organisation has announced the return of its winter biking challenge, Winter Wheelers, taking place from December 1 to 25.

Love to Lancashire works in partnership with Lancashire County Council to promote cycling across the county since 2019.

They work with the Public Health team to get people up and active, and the Active Travel team encourage a more sustainable transport option.

This annual event, now in its eighth year, is dedicated to embracing the cold weather and encouraging more people to hop on their bikes throughout the winter season.

Thomas Stokell, the CEO of Love to Ride, said: "We encourage and support people to ride their bikes during the winter season as a great way to stay active, enjoy a safe and efficient mode of transportation, and uplift their spirits even when the days are shorter and the light is limited."

Last year, Winter Wheelers saw over 21,000 enthusiastic participants, including over 550 thaw-some new riders, wrap up and ride while competing for fantastic prizes.

Winter Wheelers is an all-inclusive challenge that welcomes both seasoned riders and those who haven't been on a bike in years, or ever.

Riders will gain access to Quick Courses and a wealth of tips and informative articles to help boost their biking confidence.

All participants will receive personalised emails to help them overcome their specific barriers and to guide them toward riding in a winter wonderland.

Love to Ride is a global organisation dedicated to encouraging and supporting biking through behaviour-change theory and techniques.

Their mission is to inspire and enable more people to enjoy the benefits of riding a bike.

To get involved: Register for free, log your bike rides before midnight to enter the daily prize draws and invite others to take part for more chances to win.