The Cycle Challenge

This year’s 2016 Cycle Challenge is now over.

The 2016 Cycle Challenge was in the form of The European Cycling Challenge, an urban cyclists’ team competition.  Dublin and Limerick were two of the 52 European Cities that took part, and was open to everyone who likes to cycle in Dublin or the Limerick Metropolitan area.


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. 

It was a different format to our usual Cycle Challenge, which gave us a chance to try something new whilst our usual system is being updated. 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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