Smart Travel Workplaces Travelwise Northern Ireland Date of issue - 9th June 2014
7th - 27th May 2014

Dear Cyclist,
It's hard to believe that it's over a week since the 2014 10 Minute Cycle Challenge came to an end. Well done to all participants!! We hope you've got something out of it and enjoyed it as much as we have. And we want to THANK ALL OF YOU for taking part - it can't happen without you!
To help us to understand the highs and lows of the challenge, and how we can improve it for you in the future, we'd really love to hear your feedback.  To provide a little motivation, anyone who has submitted before 1pm this Friday (13th of June) will be in with a chance to win a Go Lite Tablet and one of ten Cycle Challenge Goodie Bags! To complete the survey please visit
And of course we want to let you know... DRUM ROLL.... the final scores! The figures have been totalled, quality checked, and quality checked again, and we are delighted to announce that TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD - that is the All Ireland highest point socring team - is 'Goodbye to Gridlocks' of Dublin City Council. A very BIG CONGRATULATIONS to them on a huge effort made!
We hope that you'll continue to enjoy getting out on your bike over the summer months and beyond!  You might also be interested in some of the activities/events being held during the up and coming National Bike Week: for more information check out
Best wishes, and well done again!
The Smarter Travel Workplaces Team
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The Smarter Travel Workplaces and Travelwise Northern Ireland Team Prizes
Both the Smarter Travel Workplaces Team Prize and the Travelwise Northern Ireland Team Prize were drawn at random from the top ten STW and TWNI teams respectively.  
The Smarter Travel Workplaces Team prize goes to 'Les Miserables' from Intel; and the Travelwise Northern Ireland Team Prize goes to the 'Pharmacycles' team from Altnagelvin Hospital.
Congrutulations to both teams, and indeed to all the teams that made it into the top ten!
Does your Captain or a Member of your Team deserve a Reward?
Does your captain or a member of your team deserve to be rewarded for their efforts during the Challenge? Throughout the Challenge many participants have told us the lengths they've taken to clock up trips on their bikes. We'd like to acknowledge those that went the extra mile with Cycle Challenge Goodie bags.
Nominate your Captain or Team Members now at
  Nominate your colleagues to WIN!  
Share your story and win a tablet!

Are you a new cyclist or a regular cyclist? Either way we'd like to hear your cycle challenge experience. Share Your ‘New’ or ‘Regular’ Cyclist Experience and be in with a chance to WIN a tablet and a Cycle Challenge Goodie bag which will have you looking smart and stylish on your bicycle! Send your story before 1pm this Friday 13th of June to



Did you know that even though the Cycle Challenge is now over you can continue to record your cycle trips online and watch your savings clock up! If you've any questions please email them to

Win a Go Lite Tablet or one of ten goodie bags!
Tell us what you thought of the Challenge and be in with a chance to win lots of great prizes. Please submit your feedback here
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  Submit your feedback and WIN a Go lite Tab and other challenge prizes!  
Other Winners and Still to be Announced!
The week 3 Distance Winner: Congratulations to Claire McEntee of Roughan & O'Donovan who clocked up an impressive 446km!

Other overall prizes which we will announce later this week include:
• STW Best Large Workplace
• STW Best Small Workplace
• TWNI Best Large Workplace
• TWNI Best Small Workplace

The winning workplaces prizes are based on % Cycle Challenge participation and will each win a Waterford Crystal trophy for display.

Other prizes include Best STW and TWNI Coordinators, each of whom will receive a Tablet and Goodie bag. And finally still to be announced are best 'overheard on your cycle', and best 'cycle challenge stories' as well as the survey response prizes.

For information on the top prizes on offer go to


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  Giro d'Italia, Belfast, photo care of Carol Majury, NIEA  
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. How did the top team clock up so many points?

As a Team we all encouraged each other to do our best and where reminded “Daily” by our Captain of what was at the end of the Challenge. We really enjoyed it more

Q. Are there any more prizes on offer?

A. Yes - Goody Bags - mugs, bike lights and bells on offer... email your cycle challenge story to and complete the participant evaluation and you'll be in with more chances of winning!

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Cycle Challenge Statistics
Cycle Challenge 2013 Leaderboard
No. Organisation   Team Name   Average Points
1. Dublin City Council   Goodbye to Gridlocks   143
2. Dublin City Council   The Chain Gang   142
3. Roughan & O'Donovan   Spoketacular   140
4. Intel   Les Miserables   121
5. Dublin City Council   Traffic Charmers   106
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