Travels to get free points (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'travels' is the definition.
(ride is a kind of travel)
'get free points' is the wordplay.
'get' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'free' becomes 'rid' ('rid' can be a synonym of 'free'**).
'points' becomes 'es' (E is an example).
'rid' next to 'es' is 'RIDES'.
'to' is the link.
(Other definitions for rides that I've seen before include "Theme park attractions", "Journeys by horse or bicycle", "Dries out for vehicle journeys", "Journeys in a vehicle", "Travels on, horse say", "Comes through", "goes on", "Travels on horse or bicycle", "Travels on an animal" and "Dries up and travels".)