COMMUTERS in Brighton are being encouraged to swap their cars for bikes tomorrow - for a chance to win £10,000.

Cycle to Work Day is an initiative aimed at encouraging us to cycle to our place of work, instead of driving or using public transport.

The Cycle to Work website reads: “All you need to take part is a bike – new or old – and the desire to ride. You can go solo or be the change your workplace needs and organise an event for you and your colleagues.

Here’s everything you need to know about Cycle to Work Day, including how to take part:

What is Cycle to Work Day?

Launched in 2012, Cycle to Work Day celebrates the UK Government’s Cycle to Work scheme that started in 2011.

The scheme allows you to hire out a bike and kit, usually over a period of 12 to 18 months, after which you have the option of buying the bike outright, continue to hire it out or give it back.

So if you want to take part in Cycle to Work Day but are missing a bike, check with your employer about their Cycle to Work Scheme.

In addition to Cycle to Work Day, this year the scheme will be hosting seven cycling challenges for people to take part in, held over a period of seven weeks.

For the full list of Cycle to Work Day events and challenges, visit their website.

How can I take part?

This year, Cycle to Work Day is collaborating with Cyclescheme’s Love to Ride community.

To register, simply visit the Love to Ride website, where you will have the option of signing in via Facebook or Strava.

Once signed up, you can invite friends and colleagues, and share experiences of trying a commute out on two wheels.

Registering and taking part in Cycle to Work Day means you’ll be in with the chance of winning £10,000 worth of prizes, including bikes from Cube, Riddle, Trek and Specialized.