Today is officially the first day of winter.

Winter is actually our favourite time of year (all that comfort food, movie watching and a chance to show off our scarf collection) but it’s also the time of year when people are least likely to take their bikes out for a ride.

And we thought that intrepid winter cyclists, especially those on stylish bikes, deserved a little bit of a hat tip and a wink from us. So from 1 June 2010 to 31 August 2010, we will be popping these cards onto cool stylish bikes that we see around town.

If you’ve received one, we say thanks for making the city a more stylish, cycle-friendly place. And because we think that hot bikes deserve cool gear, if you receive a card you can receive 20% off your shopping cart (excluding shipping) during winter, from 1 June 2010 to 31 August 2010.

All you have to do is:

1. follow @CycleStyleAu on Twitter or ‘like’ the CycleStyle Facebook page;

2. twitpic or upload a photo to Facebook of your bike + Your Bike is Hot card; and

3. let us know about your photo by tagging @CycleStyleAu in your tweet or referring to @CycleStyle in your status update.

Voila! We’ll then send you a discount code via direct message or Facebook messages.

Finally, we’d like to thank our Twitter follower @Immersionroom for giving us this great idea – and so we’ve got a special $30 voucher just for you :–) Just send us an email [email protected] to claim it.