What trips do I log?

Quite simply, 1 trip = 1 point! 

Trips made to Work, and trips made by New Cyclists on your team can Earn Bonus Points, read on…

What is a trip?

A trip is a genuine journey on a bicycle, and each trip (whether work related, social, business, functional, leisure or romantic!) qualifies for 1 point. The challenge is based on an honour system, and we expect participants to enter into the supportive spirit of it by counting real trips. 

Note that:

  • Cycling on an exercise bike is not included
  • Trips cycled on a fleet bike or an electric bike are included
  • Every time you log a trip to or from work, we’ll give you an extra point! Don’t worry about keeping track of extra points – once you register your trip, we’ll automatically award you bonus points on the Active Travel logger.

Can we earn bonus points?

Every time you log a trip to, from or work related, the Logger will give you a bonus point for your efforts. All you need to do is enter the number of trips you’ve taken – the Active Travel Logger will do the rest.

Also, all ‘new cyclists’ logging more than 30 trips will get a bonus 10 points for their team (awarded at the end of the challenge).

What dates do I log trips for?

You can log trips for 11th to 31st of May 2015 inclusive.

You can enter your details every day (which will keep the Leader Board up to date for the mid-week boards) or you can ‘back log’ trips for up to 10 days.

What about distance travelled?

There will be a weekly distance prize too, however you will have to record your own kms cycled (more info below). Distances aren’t logged on the website 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.

For our dedicated and committed cyclists taking part, like last year, we will have a prize every week of the Challenge of a cycling jersey for our ‘serious’ distance cyclists.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a jersey, you will have to record your KMs cycled, you can download this Distance Logger (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.

The Cycle Challenge 2014 Winning Team ‘Goodbye to Gridlocks’ from Dublin City Council L-R Fred Kiernan, Mark McInerny Declan French ,James Moore and Brian Riddick (missing is Roy O’Connor)

The Cycle Challenge 2014 Winning Team ‘Goodbye to Gridlocks’ from Dublin City Council L-R Fred Kiernan, Mark McInerny Declan French ,James Moore and Brian Riddick (missing is Roy O’Connor)

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