Cycle Challenge FAQs

 

Cycle Challenge FAQs

What is the Smarter Travel Workplaces Cycle Challenge?

The Smarter Travel Workplaces Cycle Challenge is a fun, free team event where every trip taken by bike between the 11th and 31st of May 2015 puts your team in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The Challenge is part of the Smarter Travel Workplaces programme for large employers promoting more sustainable travel, with the 2015 event jointly hosted by by Smarter Travel Workplaces and Travelwise Northern Ireland.

How do I take part?

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 your team does not have a new cyclist, you can still take part, but won’t be eligible for prizes. Once your team has a name and a Captain, participants can register for the challenge using the Active Travel Logger on the right of this page. Every participant must register individually and log their trips. Click here for more information »

Can We Earn Bonus Points?

Every time you log a trip to or from work, or cycle a work-related trip (e.g. to a meeting) the Active Travel Logger will automatically give you a bonus point for your efforts.

Why Don’t I Log Distance Travelled?

Distances aren't logged as we want to make the competition open to as many new and occasional cyclists as possible. If the competition was based solely on distance, club cyclists doing one long cycle at the weekend would leave everyone else in the dust! By making 1 trip = 1 point, the efforts of someone who hasn't cycled for years are appreciated as much as someone who cycles the Wicklow mountains every weekend. However there is also a prize being offered each week for an individual distance cyclist. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, you will have to record your KMs cycled, you can download this Distance Logger excel sheet (KMs) to keep a record. If you don't know how far your journey is, you can use an app or website to figure that out for you e.g. STrava or Map my Ride We will be sending out a survey monkey link at the end of each week for participants to share their total distance. This will have to be backed up by your record sheet.

Where can I view results?

You can see how you and your team are doing when you log into your Active Travel Logger and go to ‘Team Statistics’. On the page ‘My Active Travel Logger’ calendar on the bottom right of the page you will see your team average figures to date along with information on Calories burned, CO2 saved, fuel and tolls and parking saved. Your team's progress will also be shown on an overall Leader Board.

What are the Prizes for this event?

Prizes are provided by the National Transport Authority and Travelwise Northern Ireland. For further information on prizes, please see the Prizes page.

I don’t have a bike – can I take part?

You can use a Dublin bike, a company fleet bike or borrow one from a friend to clock up a few trips.

I’m having technical issues with the website, who do I contact?

Contact techsupport@smartertravelworkplaces.ie with the details of your issue and any error messages you see. Note that you can edit your journey or personal details once you are logged into your Active Travel Logger account.  

We don’t have a non-cyclist on our team

To qualify for prizes, you must have one person who has not cycled in the past six months on your team. If you can’t find a non-cyclist, please contact your company coordinator, as they may be able to match you up with someone. If you don’t know who your company coordinator is, please contact cyclechallenge@smartertravelworkplaces.ie

Are trips entered monitored?

The final Leaderboard will be published a few days after the end of the event to allow for a Quality Assurance on the accuracy of the top teams’ entries.

 


 

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Prizes and Competitions

Details for the Smarter Travel Workplaces Cycle Challenge 2015 can be viewed on the prizes page.

 

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