Epping Forest District Council is urging cyclists of all abilities to saddle up as part of a countywide event this weekend. It is Cycle September across Essex and the world’s biggest bike ride taking place on Saturday. Cycle September is a fun, friendly competition to get more people cycling. Anyone can take part and they only have to ride a bike for ten minutes to take part. Riders can take part as an individual or with colleagues – several council staff have signed up already – and turn it into a workplace challenge. Individuals and their workplaces can compete on local, national and global leaderboards to see who can earn the most points, with prizes to be won. Registration is free and only takes 30 seconds at Love to Ride Essex. Points are earned for every mile and day you ride plus every person you encourage. The more points you earn the more entries you gain into the prize draws to win holidays, bikes, adventure vouchers and lots of other great prizes. To register, visit https://www.lovetoride.net/essex. The World’s Biggest Bike Ride is encouraging as many people as possible to get out and show the country how amazing it is to cycle. To join this inaugural event, register at https://www.cyclinguk.org/pumpedup/wbbr. Cllr Holly Whitbread, cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “By joining these events we can get behind the exciting step change for cycling and realise the benefits for our health and for the future.” Cllr Nigel Bedford, cabinet member for sustainability added: “As part of our Cleaner, Greener strategy we’d like to encourage people who ride a bike to support the step change that will make the world a better place for cycling.” To sign up, visit https://www.cyclinguk.org/pumpedup/wbbr.