Prize Winners 2015

Cycle Challenge Overall Prize Winners 2015!

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Cycle Challenge!

Congratulations to the 2015 Cycle Challenge overall winners (week 3 winners are found below)

  • Top overall Team: The Wonderers from The University of Limerick wow received a team crystal vase trophy and an individual Cycle Computer
  • Best STW Team:  De pata negra from Lufthansa In Touch who received a team crystal vase trophy and an individual Cycle Computer
  • Top TWNI team:  Paed-al Faster from Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children –  finished 11th overall and 1st in Northern Ireland!
  • Best Large Workplace – Meath County Council
  • Best Small Workplace – Roughan & O’Donovan
  • Best Coordinator – Edel Byrne, St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Best New Cyclist Story – Peter May, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Best Regular Cyclist Story– Dr Mark Philbin from Dublin City University for his wise words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBLk_lMWYzQ
  • Best New Cyclist – Niall Carmody, Mary Immaculate College
  • Evaluation surveys – To be announced.

    Surendra Kumar from overall winning team (University of Limerick) and other Cycle Challenge 2015 winners

    Surendra Kumar from overall winning team (University of Limerick) and other Cycle Challenge 2015 winners

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Week 3 Prize Winners 

The Winners listed below will all receive a colorful cycling themed t-shirt. First prize winners will also win a compact bicycle tool kit.

You can check out all of the photos in on www.facebook.com/10minutecyclechallenge

The Week 3 Photo Competition Winners are jointly:

  •  Team Coast Busters from Fineos for their fun photo set among an array of bikes. Thanks Jade Davis for sending in the photos!
  • DCU Team ‘On Yer Bike’ around lush green routes, photo includes Alan Crean, Fiona Benson and Una Ryan
  • Thank you Sinead Mulvaney for the very adventurous photos from team ‘Geared Up Girls’ of DOE/NI Environment Agency
  • Mick Halpin, Laurent Gobet, Jorn Glantzlen, Pierre Etienne Gerbet, and Sairi Boubker of Team ‘Mad symantec cyclers’ from Symantec

Week 3 Winning Story Submission

Congratulations to Dr Mark Philbin from Dublin City University for his very thought provoking rhyme…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBLk_lMWYzQ

 

Week 2 Prize Winners 

The Winners listed below will all receive a colorful cycling themed t-shirt. First prize winners will also win a compact bicycle tool kit.

You can check out all of the photos in on www.facebook.com/10minutecyclechallenge       If you’d like your team to appear and be in with a chance of winning next week’s spot prize, email your photo to cyclechallenge@nationaltransport.ie

The Week 2 Most Stylish Photo Competition Winners are:

  • 1st Prize to the Deloitte Team ‘Spoke too Soon’ ( Cliodhna Denny, Conor Cullen, Elaine Canty, Ellen Mackessy, Lindsay Andrews, Shane Woods) for a very creative photo titled ‘Cycle Fever!’
  • 2nd prize to Linda Sheils from team ‘Onmebikelike’ of Cork County Council for her creative take on style where even ‘Cha and Miah’ are getting their cycle in!
  • 3rd Prize to the very stylish team ‘Tour de Trinity’ on steps of the Trinity Dining Hall

Week 2 Winning Story Submissions

We have Joint 1st Prize New Cyclist Story Winners!  Both stories reveal the essence of what the challenge is about.  Congratulations Peter May from the DIT and Ritu Agrawal, from Deloitte. Great to see people back on their bikes. Both Stories are below:

  • Peter May, DIT – As the new cyclist on the team (DIT Quazimodos) I wanted to share how I found the challenge so far.

I stopped cycling 20 years ago when I sat my driving test at the earliest possible opportunity. The bike that I then owned was shoved in the shed where it stayed until the week before the challenge began. When I dug it out I was expecting all sorts of issues but all that was needed was to inflate the tyres and some oil and grease. After literally 10 minutes spent one evening the bike was up and running. All parts are fully functional and not worn or damaged in any way; although for safety I perhaps should at some point change the cables, tyres and tubes.

The week before the challenge began I went out to reacquaint myself with cycling and it was if I had never stopped. Yes of course I felt it in the legs on the first few runs but it wasn’t really much of a problem. The only thing I had to get used to was speed ramps (there wasn’t many of those, if any, the last time I cycled) and the condition of the roads in most areas. And to think I thought it was bad when I was in a car… I now know every dip, manhole, drain cover, crack and badly sealed repair on my route intimately.

Earlier in the year I had my young daughter out for a few short lessons learning to cycle unaided on her new bike, but the inevitable falls and bumps had dampened her enthusiasm. On the second day of the challenge I returned home to find her out cycling having spent a few hours that afternoon practicing so she could cycle with me that evening. Since then a good part of the weekends and most weekday evenings are spent out on the bikes. Since the start of this challenge myself and my daughter have been on a mission to get out as much as possible – although she keeps reminding me that those points I get for our leisure cycles are hers…

Since giving up the car a few years ago and using the bus and walking everywhere I can’t get over that I had forgotten how small the city is when you are on a bike. I was mad to have left it in the shed for so long. Also my leap card hasn’t been touched in over two weeks now.

  • Ritu Agrawal, Deloitte – “Biking with One Pedal”

I always used to wonder if I will ever be able to participate in any sports challenge as I am physically challenged since birth. But I can walk without any support. I started cycling at very early age as this was part of my exercise. I left cycling after I finished school. And when I came to Dublin in 2010, I liked this concept of Dublin Bikes. But I was always scared if I would ever be able to ride a bike again. A Dublin bike station near my building & near office excited me even more to try cycling again. With little fear in mind I started cycling, now I can cycle without any hesitation. Participating in cycle challenge has given me more confidence & I feel more energetic than ever before. A million thanks to Cycle Challenge team for providing us this opportunity. It doesn’t matter whether we win or lose, what matters most is that we are enjoying this with great enthusiasm!!!

Week 2 Distance Competition 

Distance Competition: The winner of the Week 2 Personal Distance Competition is David Murray from Cook Medical who clocked up an impressive 403kms!

 

 

Week 1 Prize Winners 

The Best Photo Winners are:

  • 1st Prize to Oisin O’Murchu, from Team ‘Lance Armstrong’s Science Project’ of Jacobs
  • 2nd prize to Team ‘Spoke Too Soon'(Cliodhna Denny, Conor Cullen, Elaine Canty, Ellen    Mackessy, Lindsay Andrews, Shane Woods) of Deloitte
  • 3rd prize to Keith Cunningham from ‘The freewheelers’ of RPA

A Spot prize tee shirt will also go to Lara Fagan of Meath County Council for her very eye catching and colorful crocheted bike picture and also to the creative Susanne responsible for creating the bike – required stripping an old bike to cleverly crocheting pieces and fitting each part to the bike to create a colorful display in support of cycling this summer (created during Voluntary Arts Week craft bomb in Navan Library).

Week 1 Winning Story Submissions

Since the Cycle Challenge kicked off on the 11th of May, we’ve already also had some great stories! Below are the week 1 winning submissions!

If you’d like your team to appear and be in with a chance of winning next week’s spot prize, email your story to cyclechallenge@nationaltransport.ie

  • 1st Prize goes to Clíodhna Denny from team ‘Spoke too soon’ in Deloitte for her poem “A Cycle challenge”
A Cycle Challenge by Cliodhna Denny

A Cycle Challenge by Cliodhna Denny

 

  • 2nd Prize goes to Paul Doran from the ‘Cyclepaths’ team from PBNI for his rhyme below:

“The winter it is past and the summer’s come at last and the small birds they sing on every tree. Their little hearts are glad but mine is very sad because my home it is far away from me.                                       

And it’s straight I will repair to the bike shop if I dare, to get mobile on two wheels asap.     As I sit here in a jam, my mind it is not calm while the cyclists they sail by looking carefree. They smile and look so healthy and must be getting wealthy while they glide on past me happily.                                          

And it’s straight I will repair to the bike shop if I dare, to get mobile on two wheels asap. In my work for PBNI, there’s a challenge we must try and it’s fun to compete with all the rest. But they’ve no chance I declare, with the Cyclepaths so rare as it’s clear that we are the very best!”                 

  • 3rd prize goes to Liam Desmond from Team ‘The freewheelers’ of the Railway Procurement Agency for his rhyme below:
Having dreaded the new chore of cycling
with the kids to school,  now I’m liking
all the fun to be had
and now I feel bad
for dreading the family biking!”
 
 Distance Competition: The winner of the Week 1 Personal Distance Competition is Eoghan Clifford from NUI Galway who clocked up an impressive 414kms! We look forward to hearing about Eoghan’s cycling  trips in Week 1.
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