Smart Travel Workplaces Travelwise Northern Ireland Date of issue - 7th May 2014
7th - 27th May 2014

Dear Cyclist,
Thank you for signing up to the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge 2014.
It's day one and we hope that you will enjoy taking part and clocking up lots of health boosting journeys on your bicycle! Remember every journey over 10 minutes in length counts as one journey, so it’s about accumulating as many trips as possible!
Now is also the time to check that all members of your team are signed up online! If not they need to get registered now! Click the purple REGISTER button in this email.
Throughout the Challenge we will keep in touch with you by email with updates, leaderboards and PRIZES on offer. If you have queries please email
To be included in the first leaderboard you'll need to log your journeys online before 5pm on Wednesday 14th. You should enter all of the trips that you took between the morning of Wednesday 7th and the end of the day on Tuesday 13th of May. The leaderboard for week 1 will go up on Friday 16th; you'll be sent an email once it's live!
Best of luck in the Challenge, and happy pedalling!
The Smarter Travel Workplaces Team
PS just a reminder that you can only back log journeys online for 1 week - so don't forget to log your journeys!
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Team photo competition
FitBit™ Zip Activity Tracker to be won ...
Email a photo of your team to The team member who submits the best photo that can be published of their Cycle Challenge Team will win a FitBit™ Zip Activity Tracker. A 10 Minute Cycle Challenge Goodie Bag will be given to each member of this team and there'll be runner up prizes too!
Please note this prize will be awarded to 1 team from Smarter Travel Workplaces and 1 Travelwise Northern Ireland team. Photos must be sent by close of business Tuesday 13th of May to be eligible.
Like our Facebook page and win Cycle Challenge goodies
Like our Facebook page before 5pm on Wednesday 14th of May to be in with a chance to win a 10 Minute Cycle Challenge Goodie Bag. 15 prize packs are up for grabs! Click 'like' at the end of this ezine and visit our page.
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Share and Win!
What are you and your team doing this week for the Cycle Challenge? Share a fun caption on facebook and you'll go into a prize draw to WIN a FitBit™ Zip Activity Tracker and some other 10 Minute Cycle Challenge goodies. Post on
For information on the top prizes on offer go to
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Happy Safe Cycling Tips!
Cycling is a wonderful way to keep fit and healthy but it's important to stay safe and to be both mindful and respectful of other road users. You can find some great tips on the Road Safety Authority website see and
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Get some fresh air en route to your next meeting - take your bike and earn bonus points for your team! Enter these trips as 'work related trips' in your Active Travel Logger.

Going the distance - Giro d'Italia
Are you keen to also go the distance? There is also a Giro D'Italia jersey being offered each week for the individual with the most kms cycled. If you are a keen cyclist, to be in with a chance of winning a jersey, you must record your own KMs cycled.
Follow the link and go to FAQ 'Why don't I log distance' or go to to find a useful distance logger excel sheet for recording  your distances.
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Q. How is the overall prize winning team decided?
A. The overall winning team is the team at the very top of the joint Smarter Travel Workplaces/Travelwise Northern Ireland leaderboard at the end of the Challenge. For information on the top prizes go to
Q. Are there any prizes specifically for Smarter Travel Workplaces partners and Travelwise Northern Ireland?

A. Yes - Smarter Travel Workplaces Team Prize winners will be chosen at random from the Smarter Travel Workplaces top ten and the same also  applies to Travelwise Northern Ireland Team Prize winners!

All teams are in a Partner workplace of the Smarter Travel Workplaces OR Travelwise Northern Ireland programmes.

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