Smart Travel Workplaces Date of issue - December 2015  
 
   
   
 
 
Christmas Ezine 2015

Ho ho ho Subscriber,
It's that time of year again - time for mince pies, overdoing it on the selection boxes, and looking back at the year past! And what a year it's been - read on to see where your organisation features in the winners roll calls! We'd like to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and look forward to working with you all in 2016! 
Arlene, Ken, Sharon, Siobhan and Sinead
 
 
 
Team
Smarter Travel Santa Team
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Light up your life poster  
  Light Up Your Life!  
 
Christmas Lights!

Between sleigh deliveries, sales in the shops and New Year's resolutions, December and January are great times for bikes! 

But they are also dark times in the morning and the evening - so make sure the cyclists in your life have lights on their bikes - on the front and on the back! We'll be sending lights to Partners who requested them over the coming weeks, and you'll get lights, hi-vis gear and reflectors in your local bike shop - great stocking fillers! Or they can double up as interactive features on your Christmas jumper! Download the Christmas Lights poster

 
 
 
 
Look-back on 2015 - Were you a Winner?
Smarter Travel Awards 2015

The inaugural Smarter Travel Awards took place in March 2015, with fantastic entries from all across our workplace and campus Partners. To all the winners - well done! And to all those who entered - it is no mean feat to get to the point where you can write an entry showcasing your work, so well done to you too, and we hope to be honouring you in the rollcall for the 2016 awards! Read more about our winners in their case studies, and get inspired for 2016!

Student Media Competition 2015

The first Student Media competition took place in 2015, with great video and poster entries coming in from around the country. Watch and view the winners entries, or get ready for the 2016 Awards. Entry is now open!

Unfinished Business - finished! Pedometer Challenge 2015

The 8th annual Pedometer Challenge took place in September, with over 5,000 walkers stepping up the pace for the month. Congratulations to everyone who hit their own personal targets, and of course to our prizewinners at the top of the leaderboards! Our top team overall was 'Unfinished Business' from Cork City Council - well done!

And a special mention goes to all of our workplace Coordinators, for inspiring their colleagues to get involved and stay with the challenge for the month. In particular, well done to Niall O’Keeffe, Gillian Vaughan and Niall O’ Callaghan from Cork County Council and Alan Kenney and Sheena McNulty from Central Bank of Ireland, who won our Best Coordinator prizes in 2015.

 

Read about the 2015 Challenge winners here!

Workplaces Cycle Challenge 2015

Congratulations to our winning cyclists in the 2015 workplaces cycle challenge! Our top overall Team was The Wonderers from The University of Limerick, but there were lots of winners, and some tired legs, around the Partner network! See if your colleagues are on the rollcall!

Marchathon 2015

The Smarter Travel Campus team would like to congratulate all students who participated in the Student Walking Challenge, Marchathon 2015.Students formed teams of 3 people and walked to and from campus and at every available opportunity! Prizewinners came from Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Dublin and more, Read about the winners here

Student Cycle Challenge 2015

Well done to all our cyclists in the Student Cycle Challenge 2015! The top two teams were from University of Limerick, and our third team came from University College Dublin - well done and keep it up! See all the winners here

 
 
Christmas Fairs and Events!

If you're going to some of the fantastic festive events in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick or Waterford this Christmas, you can read more about markets, carols, Park and Rides and other festive info by clicking on the city of interest. Remember to wrap up warm and have a hot chocolate for us!

 
 
 
Workplace and Campus of the Year - Galway University Hospital and University of Limerick, Smarter Travel Awards 2015
Student Media Award 2015 Winner - Cian Hogan, DCU
Student Media Awards 2016
Unfinished Business Cork City Council
Cycle Challenge 2015
 
 
  Marchathon team  
  Marchathon - Sharon Daly from Smarter Travel Campus with Mairéad Keogh, Paulina Lazdowska and Justyna Ostrowska.  
 
 
  TCD Cycle Challenge team  
  Trinity College Dublin Cycle Challenge Team  
 
 
 
   
   

Instead of a tip, here's a Christmas-cracker quality joke for the season that's in it!

"I've really had it with my dog," said the first guy to his neighbour. "He'll chase anyone on a bicycle"

"Hmmm, that is a problem," said the neighbor. "What are you thinking of doing about it?"

"Guess the only answer is to confiscate his bike!"

With thanks to bicycling.about.com

   
   
 

See you all in 2016! 

 
   
 
 
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