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Treetop adventures, laser-tag battles and an almighty Sunday roast – you can get all that and free travel for a year in our latest competition.

Forget the car, it’s time to start using the bus and we’re giving you the perfect excuse to do it. Not only can you win a year’s free bus travel in West Yorkshire, but we’re even throwing in three unmissable days out. So you can save on your commute, see more of the region and have a trio of incredible experiences. What are you waiting for? Get your entries in and start exploring!

Travel for free for a whole year

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Travelling by bus has never been easier! Now you can pay by card, contactless of course, or even use your phone. First Bus have a dedicated app, where you can buy, store and use your tickets, with exclusive deals to help you travel for less. And with routes all over West Yorkshire, you can do much more than just commute to work – which is why we’re giving away a year’s free travel worth £852 for two people.

If you’re our lucky winner, you and a mate can travel on any First Bus, anywhere in West Yorkshire, free for a whole year. Look out for their new ultra-low emission buses. They have Euro VI engines, which are up to 95% cleaner than their existing vehicles and produce less harmful pollutants like Nitrogen Oxide. Plus, they’ve got free WiFi, leather seats and USB chargers!

Enjoy a treetop adventure at Go Ape

Go Ape

Have you tried Go Ape yet? It’s the ultimate adventure, a treetop obstacle course that will test your skills and your nerve all at the same time. You’ll climb, swing and free-fall through the treetops as you ascend to heights of up to 15 metres. Take on a 60-metre zip-wire, tackle a 19-metre vertigo-inducing crossing and drop 11 metres to the ground in an adrenaline-inducing leap of faith.

That’s the exhilarating experience in store for our lucky winner, because we’re giving away a group pass for up to 4 people. Three hours of dizzying heights await as you take on their most challenging adventure yet. The only question is – who will you take with you? Once you’ve made up your mind, you can jump on the 8, 163, 166, 19, 19A, X26 or 40 and be there in 40-60 minutes.

Challenge your mates to a super-realistic laser tag game at iCombat


iCombat toes the line between online gaming and laser tag, putting you in life-or-death scenarios to see if you’ll rise to the challenge or crash and burn. Think of it as a live action shoot ‘em up – and your aim is simple, to make as many kills as possible. You can customise everything, from how quickly your health goes down to how much damage your gun does.

It’s insanely realistic, right down to the guns you use – replica infra-red M4 guns. They’re the same size, shape and weight as the real thing, they even have a kick to ‘em, so you’ll feel like you’re firing a real gun. But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself because we’re giving away 2 tickets to iCombat. You can be there in 10-20 minutes when you catch the 72, 14, X6, 11 or 15 bus.

Indulge in an incredible Sunday dinner at Don’t Tell The Duke

Don't Tell The Duke

Don’t Tell The Duke is a light-hearted, down-to-earth steakhouse where the food does the talking. Sure, it’s a looker, original features meet modern artwork, but you won’t be staring at the decor when there’s an all-out feast in front of you. And that’s what The Lazy Sunday Board is.

Designed for two, this little beauty comes with roast sirloin of Yorkshire beef, Nidderdale loin of pork, chicken breasts, local sausages and black pudding. And to stave off the meat sweats? You can snaffle goose fat roasties, creamy mash and salt baked beetroot, not to mention sweet potato, creamed leeks and Yorkshire puds, all smothered in their homemade 48-hour gravy. If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll get this almighty feast to share with a friend, as well as a bottle of champagne (because you don’t need a designated driver on the bus). Get the 7, X98 or X99 and prepare a scenic 60-90 minute ride.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 26th July 2019. There is one prize available. The prize is in four parts. 1) Unlimited travel for two people on all First Buses in West Yorkshire worth £852 per person. Valid for one calendar year from day of activation. Not valid on Park & Ride services. 2) A group ticket for up to 4 people to Go Ape at Temple Newsam. Provided as a gift certificate valid until 31st December 2019. Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Must be redeemed in a single transaction. No cash alternative. 3) 2 tickets to iCombat. Players must be aged 14+. Valid for 6 months. Must be booked in advance. 4) The Lazy Sunday Board for 2 people worth £40 and a bottle of NYTIMBER English Champagne. Must be booked in advance. Non transferrable. Any additional items ordered on the day must be paid for. Valid for 6 months. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of Connecting Leeds, First Bus, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.