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Win a £150 cycling voucher

A person cycling past a digital display Over 400,000 cyclists have cycled past our digital display cycle counter in less than four months. An average of 4,000 cyclists per day have passed the counter on Goldsmiths Row, the first of its kind in the UK, since it started counting on 6 August.

Guess the date the counter will hit 500,000 for a chance to win a £150 voucher for a local bike shop, courtesy of Traffic Technology Ltd

The winner will be the person who guesses closest to the actual day that the counter hits 500,000. If more than one person gets it right, a winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers.

Submit your guess via Twitter or by email before Thursday 12 December:

Number of cyclists yesterday:

Total cyclists since 6 August 2013:

The Goldsmiths Row cycle counter shows that cycling is a key transport mode for a large number of Hackney’s residents. If these trips were made by car or public transport, they would add to the congestion and overcrowding on the transport network. This data can help us plan future improvements to make cycling in Hackney even more popular and keep cyclists safe.
Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods

We use the data to monitor the growth in cycling across the borough and analyse changes in cycle flows at different times of day, week and year. The council also has cycle counters along Palatine Road, Tabernacle Street, Churchwell Path and London Fields. These counters do not have digital displays but are used for monitoring cycle flows in other areas of the borough.

Hackney has the highest cycle to work rate in London and the fourth highest in the country. More people cycle to work in Hackney than drive.

The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 11 December. Hackney Council employees may not enter. Only one entry per person.