It’s back! BTN BikeShare Candy Cane bike competition returns for Christmas 2021

Following its success last year, Brighton & Hove’s BTN BikeShare scheme is bringing back its Christmas competition for 2021.

The Candy Cane bike, painted with red and white stripes, is again being sent out among the scheme’s 600+ bikes for the next 6 weeks. 

Users who find it, hire it out, take a picture of themselves with the bike and share it on social media will be in with a chance of winning one of 14 fantastic prizes, just in time for Christmas. 

Once again, all the prizes have been donated by local businesses. They are:

  • Upside Down House - Family ticket 
  • Albourne Estate Winery - Two tickets for a Vineyard Tour & Tasting 
  • Sealife Centre Brighton - Four Entry Tickets 
  • BN1 Magazine - 12 Month Subscription 
  • Fatto a Mano Voucher x 2
  • Paxton & Glew - Build a tiny beach hut kit x 3 
  • Sarah & Topsy - £20 Voucher 
  • Brighton Gin limited edition Pride bottle 
  • Globalls - £50 voucher 
  • Cult Milk - 2 x tickets to upcoming workshops 
  • Giggling Squid Brighton - £30 Voucher    

The competition will close at midnight on 13th December 2021. 

More details of the competition, the prizes available and terms and conditions can be found on the BTN BikeShare website.

Paul Topham from BikeShare operator Hourbike said: “The competition was such a success last year we just had to bring it back for 2021.”

“It’s been another busy year for BTN BikeShare. We’ve added some new hubs and a fully electric distribution vehicle to move bikes around the city and the number of journeys being made continues to grow.

“The Candy Cane Bike has been serviced and is ready for action. We’ll be giving away some hints as to its location for the next 6 weeks so keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee Amy Heley said: “I’m so glad the Candy Cane Bike Competition is back for another year. It was a real bright spot last Christmas after such a tough year.

“BTN BikeShare continues to go from strength to strength and I’m excited about the future of the scheme, it’s expansion and moves to switch 50% of the fleet to electric bikes.

“The scheme is a great success for the city and a vital part of our public transport network and efforts to be carbon neutral by 2030.”

BTN BikeShare in 2021

2021 has had another busy year with more than 295,000 journeys covering 700,000 miles so far.

The scheme also added a new vehicle to its fleet. A fully electric LDV EV80 which will move bikes around the city or for servicing.

It also joined up with the ‘Move for Change’ challenge, attaching stickers to the front of some bikes, urging people to sign up to the challenge which offers rewards for active and sustainable travel.

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