The Spring Forward Cycle Challenge 2017

The Spring Forward Cycle Challenge is a fun, free team based challenge open to all staff with an interest in cycling (newbie to elite) of participating Smarter Travel Workplaces.

The Challenge will run for three weeks from Monday 20th March to Sunday 9th April. 
It is about getting that bike out and ENJOYING IT – the joy of peddling, the team spirit, supporting lapsed/new cyclists, just feeling good and of course the chance to win prizes!

So get a team of 3-6 people together. Every team must have a ‘new cyclist’ – that’s someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months. There is no minimum number of trips new cyclists must make for this challenge, so don’t worry if you’re taking your time building up trips. The main thing is taking part, supporting your colleagues and having fun on your bike!

If you are a Coordinator or a team captain, you can find some useful resources by clicking here

Registration will be live shortly via the ACTIVE TRAVEL LOGGER – watch this space

Including information on a European Cycling Challenge in May for Dublin partners and partners of other participating cities.


Winning cyclists and Workplaces at the National Transport Authority European Cycling Challenge Awards – representatives from the two winning Smarter Travel Workplaces, St Vincent’s University Hospital and Roughan & O’Donovan, are joined by other winning cyclists from SSE Airtricity, Oracle, Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates, Beaumont Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons, Deloitte, and South Dublin County Council.

The European Cycling Challenge is a different format to our usual Cycle Challenge, which in 2016 gave us a chance to try something new. In keeping with our previous challenges, this competition promoted cycling as a sustainable transport choice but was centrally organised by SRM, the Public Transport Authority of Bologna and locally managed and promoted.

Over 1,000 Dubliners cycled over 108,000kms to 13th place in the European Cycling Challenge, organised by the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Workplaces programme over the month of May. Altogether over 45,870 cyclists from 52 cities cycled almost 4 million kilometres; doubling the distance cycled in the 2015 event, in a European celebration of cycling.

A prize giving ceremony was held in the NTA during bike week, 16th June 2016.

For more information on the European Cycling Challenge go to 



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