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WIN a Year’s Free Travel With First Bus and £500 to Spend at Some of the Best Venues, Bars and Attractions in West Yorkshire

· Andrew Emery · Competitions

A year of free travel and £500 to spend on days out? Get in!

The Beck & Call, Sunday lunch roast dinner

First Bus is the modern, hi-tech low-emission bus service serving the region. You can buy your ticket, plan your journey and even track your bus when you download the app.

Axe throwing, aerial adventures, a brace of brilliant bars and free travel for a year are all up for grabs in our latest competition.

Prizes don’t come much better than this. You can explore all that West Yorkshire has to offer with free bus travel for a year. Sounds good? What’s even better is that you can make five pitstops along the way with £500 to spend at a brilliant mix of pubs, bars and activities. It’s worth a whopping £1,388 in total, so stick your name in the hat for your chance to get out and about with us picking up the tab!

Bag free travel for a whole year with First Bus

First Bus

Credit: Richard Walker

Buses are a great, green way to explore the region – and we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to travel free for a year, with a First Unlimited West Yorkshire ticket. If you win, you can visit all the great landmarks and attractions in West Yorkshire. No more rooting around for the correct change, just flash your ticket on your phone and you can venture over to Bradford or journey to Otley with ease. And don’t worry if your phone battery gets low – just whack it in one of the USB points on their wifi-enabled bus.

Take on treetop adventures with £100 to spend at Go Ape, Temple Newsam

Go Ape

You can do your best Tarzan impression with a sweet £100 to blow at Temple Newsam’s Go Ape. Take on the obstacles and platforms of the treetop challenge course, ride the zip lines, tiptoe across tightropes and clamber across wobbly bridges. Dare you take the 13-metre freefall plummet at the end? It’s a fun day out for both grown-ups and kids, and if you win, you can take the whole family along for an amazing aerial adventure. The experienced team at Go Ape put safety first, and there are instructors on-hand to help.

Get fabulous food and a bounty of beers worth £100 at The Beck & Call

The Beck & Call

Credit: Reece Leung

Out in Meanwood, The Beck & Call is the perfect family-friendly pub. It comes from the same stable as Belgrave Music Hall, Water Lane Boathouse and Headrow House, which guarantees a quality drinks list and a comprehensive, varied menu. It has a completely different feel, aiming to be the ideal neighbourhood pub, with plenty of outdoor seating, a children’s play area and big screens. You can win £100 to explore their range of beers, wines and spirits or grab something to eat. The kitchen dishes up brilliant burgers, British classics and a cracking Sunday lunch.

Aim for a bullseye with £100 of amazing axe throwing at Timberjacks

Axe throwing

There’s no doubt about it, axe throwing is having a moment. What was once medieval history is now taking place in the heart of Leeds. Timberjacks is a great place for you to channel your inner Viking – you and your crew can lob axes at targets to outscore each other. There are plenty of fun in-game extras to take on too, with apple smashing and target posters among the most popular. You’ll have £100 to burn, so why not take on the axe roulette challenge? Cut a rope with sharpened axes and one of your party will get a dunking with a bucket of water.

Go underground at the bars, eateries and shops of Sunbridgewells with £100 to spend

Sunbridge Wells in Bradford

Welcome to a world of pure imagination! You’ll feel like you’re channelling Willy Wonka as you descend into Sunbridgewells, a once dank tunnel now reimagined as a subterranean retail and bar complex in Bradford. With £100 in your pocket, you can discover the independent eateries and bars in this petite Victorian quarter. Grab drinks in the Rose and Crown, Shakey’s Bar, Wallers Brewery and G-Vine. Alternatively, settle in for a bottomless brunch at The Hideout, get your caffeine fix at The Coffee Booth or enjoy wood-fired pizza at La Caverna Pizzeria.

Soak up the vibes and £100 of drinks at North Bar Social in Otley

Springwell beer at north bar

The legendary North Bar’s Otley outpost has a character all of its own, with its arched windows and cosy bar, then stairs taking you to a room decorated with a mixture of colourful lampshades. There’s also ample outdoor seating, the perfect spot for al fresco drinking. Behind the bar, you’ll find an ever-changing range of North’s own brews, as well as bottled gems from around the world. With a £100 tab to work through, you can also explore the cask and keg delights, which almost always include Sputnik and Transmission on tap. Add in guest beers from across the globe and you’re on to a winner.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 1st October 2021. There is one prize available. The prize is in six parts: 1) A year’s worth of bus travel with First Bus with a First Unlimited West Yorkshire Ticket. Subject to availability. First West Yorkshire Tickets are valid for travel on First services throughout West Yorkshire and into North Yorkshire on service X84 to Skipton. For more information on this ticket and for FAQs relating to it please click here. For full terms and conditions, please visit Subscription tickets terms and conditions. 2) £100 voucher for Go Ape, Temple Newsam. 3) £100 voucher for The Beck & Call. 4) £100 voucher for Timberjacks. 5) £100 voucher for Sunbridgewells. 6) £100 voucher to for North Bar Social in Otley. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of First Bus, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. Non-transferable. No cash alternative. The winner will be contacted by email. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random from all other eligible entries. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. Cover image credit: Reece Leung.