European Cycle Challenge 2017
The BIGGEST European Cycling Challenge ran for the entire month of May!!
In May, cyclists from Dublin cycled almost 60,000kms to come 19th out of 52 European Cities in the European Cycling Challenge. Feedback from participants found that:
- 63% participated for enjoyment, 52% for exercise
- 84% were active for at least 30mins before, 97% during
- The main benefits felt were increased fitness and enjoyed being part of a team. Some comments talked about promoting cycling in the city, the hope for a heat map for all of Ireland to inform transport policy and finding new scenic places not found by driving
- 5% plan to cycle on a continuous basis now that the challenge is over
- 5% said that they would take part in the future
Resources for the European Cycle Challenge 2017
- European Cycle Challenge Info Presentation for Workplaces
- Shorter Info Presentation for Participants
- User Guide – how to register
- European Cycle Challenge DUBLIN POSTER for printing – note on downloading: click once to open in another tab, and then left click and select ‘save image as’
- Posters for uploading
- Useful promotional text (includes how to register) in Word (for e-mail sharing, newsletters, intranet etc) – feel free to edit for your own purposes
- European Cycle Challenge banner Useful for Facebook etc
- European Cycle Challenge Ireland Image – useful for social media etc
- Top_tips_for_cycling to work
- For further info see http://cyclingchallenge.eu/subscribe and Naviki FAQ on the European Cycling Challenge
What is the European Cycle Challenge?
The European Cycle Challenge was launched in 2012 by the University of Bologna, and every year since has encouraged cyclists throughout Europe to register their trips throughout the month of May. This year, for only the second time, Dublin was registered for the challenge, and the first time that Limerick has been registered.
The urban cycling challenge is being promoted by Smarter Travel Workplaces initiative. Its aim is very much aligned to that of Smarter Travel Workplaces, that is of finding ways to encourage alternative choices to the car on some every trips such as going to work, school or the shops, and in doing so help reduce congestions and CO2 emissions.
The Challenge is open to everyone that cycles in Dublin City or County areas or in Limerick metropolitan Area. We hope that many workplaces will join in the fun, in particular Smarter Travel Workplaces Partner organisations. It runs for all of May!Back to top