A woman from Kendal has been shortlisted in a national photography competition from insurance company Urban Jungle, aimed at uncovering the stories and experiences of a new generation of cyclists across the UK.
Domestic cleaner Anne Thompson, 53, from Oxenholme, entered the Cycle Selfie competition with a photo of herself and her daughter cycling on a local route in Kendal.
She said: “I have cycled all my life. When I was 14, my sister and I cycled from Kendal to Heysham and got the ferry to the Isle of Man, then we stayed in the Youth Hostel there for a holiday.
“I cycle in different routes from home, just outside Kendal. When my children were small, we had little bike rides, now I cannot keep up with them.
“On holiday, we often hire bikes. When we were in Vancouver, our hotel had free bikes.
“The picture was on one of my local routes. I try to cycle at least once a week, but got out more frequently when I was on furlough.”
With the nation being urged to avoid public transport and cycling booming across the UK, the Cycle Selfie competition asks cyclists to send a photo of themselves along with their bicycles, with the chance to win up to £250.
Jimmy Williams is CEO of Urban Jungle, which provides insurance to Millennials and ‘Generation Rent’. He says: “We’ve been watching the phenomenal growth of cycling over the last few months, which we fully support.
“We are a company of cycling enthusiasts, with many of us regularly cycling into work, so we are enjoying the move towards more cycling. To mark this major change, we want to uncover the individual stories of the people who, like us, have a strong passion for cycling.
“There are so many benefits to cycling, from increasing your own fitness levels to reducing pollution and improving the environment, particularly when it comes to congested cities.”
The winner will receive a £250 Amazon voucher, while four runners up will receive £50 Amazon vouchers. Also, ten shortlisted entrants will receive a 10% discount on one year’s contents insurance from Urban Jungle.
To enter the competition, post a photo of yourself and your bike by midnight on Friday September 18th, 2020 at: https://explore.myurbanjungle.com/blog/win-250-in-our-cycleselfie-competition/
You can also post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CycleSelfie along with the tag @MyUrbanJ