Past Cycle Challenges

What is Cycle Local?

CycleLocal is a fun three-week cycling event designed to engage staff, build morale and increase activity. It will take place between July 20th and August 9th.

This is a team event where participants complete the trips on their own but share their experience with workmates and contribute to their team’s tally. Short cycles outdoor and indoor count as trips. Staff who are not signed up are also welcome to join in and enter the weekly Creative Competitions. Every participant, cyclist or competition entrant plays their part in helping their organisation to win the overall prize.

So, whether we get out on our bikes to explore our neighbourhoods, enter competitions or we take to the stationary bike when the children have gone to sleep; we can stay active, enjoy the activity of cycling and remain connected to our colleagues.

How do I participate?

First, check whether your workplace or campus is registered to participate at the bottom of this webpage.

Once an organisation has registered to participate in CycleLocal, members of staff can visit the Active Travel Logger website to register their team and to invite their colleagues.

During the three weeks of CycleLocal, each cyclist will log the number of trips they complete each week.

Once a participant has been cycling for at least 10 minutes that qualifies as a trip. If you do a few loops of your estate over 30 minutes, that still counts as one trip.

Trips made should adhere to the government guidelines i.e. all trips should be within the government’s distance guidelines and at least 2 metres should be kept between cyclists and other road users at all times.

Resources

Cycle Local Guides

The CycleLocal Coordinator Guide contains all the information you need to make CycleLocal a success in your organisation.

For anyone interested in setting up a team, the CycleLocal Team Guide will provide you with all the information you need.

Cycle Local Images

You can use the images below to publicise CycleLocal across your organisation, be it via email or social media.

Facebook post option 1

CycleLocal Facebook post

CycleLocal Twitter image

CycleLocal Twitter post

CycleLocal Instagram post

 

Week 1 Results

1. Organisation leaderboard – Week 1

Large organisation

Henry J Lyons (3.6%)

National Transport Authority (2.7%)

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (2%)

Meath County Council (1.6%)

Analog Devices International (1.3%)

The National Maternity Hospital (1.25%)

Mayo County Council (1%)

Accenture (0.75%)

Three Ireland (0.71%)

Department of Transport (0.58%)

St Vincent’s Hospital (0.53%)

Tallaght University Hospital (0.53%)

Children’s Health Ireland (0.4%)

Dublin City Council (0.4%)

South Dublin County Council (0.38%)

Johnson & Johnson Visioncare (0.27%)

Mayo University Hospital (0.2%)

Deloitte (0.16%)

Pepsico (0.13%)

Paypal (0.11%)

Ebay (0.08%)

CHI Crumlin (0.05%)

Small organisation

DBFL (15%)

Transport Insights (12%)

Roughan O Donovan (10.6%)

AECOM (9.6%)

Atkins (5.3%)

Higher Education Authority (4.2%)

Sigmar Recruitment (2.7%)

SEAI (1.6%)

Campus

Limerick IT (1.5%)

NUIG (0.3%)

DCU (0.25%)

Trinity College Dublin (0.03%)

2. Photo collage team winners

First place voucher winners: W82GO wheelers Children’s Health Ireland

Winning photo - First place voucher winners: W82GO wheelers Children's Health Ireland

Thank you to everyone who entered, the entries were excellent. The collages can be seen below (click on the image for full size) and some will be shared across our social media platforms this week @STWorkplaces

Photo competition entries - Here to make the numbers - AECOM

Here to make the numbers – AECOM

 
Photo competition entries - Wheely Spooktacular - DCU

Wheely Spooktacular – DCU

 

Photo competition entries - Infectious Cyclists - St Vincent's Hospital

Infectious Cyclists – St Vincent’s Hospital

Photo competition entries - The Wheel Deal - Meath County Council

The Wheel Deal – Meath County Council

Photo competition entries - Gears and Beers - DBFL

Gears and Beers – DBFL

Photo competition entries - Tour de F'nance - Henry J Lyons

Tour de F’nance – Henry J Lyons

Photo competition entries - Foodies on the move - Children's Health Ireland

Foodies on the move – Children’s Health Ireland

Photo competition entries - Vicious Cycle - Henry J Lyons

Vicious Cycle – Henry J Lyons

Photo competition entries - Velo City Rothars - National Transport Authority

Velo City Rothars – National Transport Authority

Photo competition entries - No Hill Billies - Meath County Council

No Hill Billies – Meath County Council

Photo competition entries - Full Cycle - Tallaght University Hospital

Full Cycle – Tallaght University Hospital

Photo competition entries - Digital Iguana Analog

Digital Iguana Analog

Photo competition entries - Clin Chem Cyclists - St Vincent's

Clin Chem Cyclists – St Vincent’s

Photo competition entries - Brookville Wheelers Limerick Institute of Technology

Brookville Wheelers Limerick Institute of Technology

Photo competition entries - Fabulousas - The National Transport Authority

Fabulousas – The National Transport Authority

 

3. Team prize draw winners

These teams reached the trip target for week 1 and were entered into our prize draw.

Each team will receive a cycling goody bag for each member.

3GT – Johnson & Johnson Visioncare

Here to make up the numbers – AECOM

International girls – Limerick Institute of Technology

Velo City Rothars – National Transport Authority

Tour de F’nance – Henry J Lyons Architects.

Week 2 Results

1. Organisation Leaderboard – Week 2

There has been a lot of movement on our Leaderboard compared to last week. More staff and students meeting the cycle trip target and entering the Quiz and Creative Competitions has moved many organisations up the Leaderboard.

Large organisation

Henry J Lyons (4.2%)

National Transport Authority (2.8%)

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (2.6%)

Meath County Council (1.5%)

Analog Devices International (1.25%)

The National Maternity Hospital (1.25%)

Three Ireland (0.93%)

Mayo County Council (0.78%)

Accenture (0.63%)

St Vincent’s Hospital (0.58%)

Tallaght University Hospital (0.43%)

Dublin City Council (0.43%)

Department of Transport (0.38%)

Johnson & Johnson Visioncare (0.33%)

Children’s Health Ireland (0.28%)

Mayo University Hospital (0.25%)

Deloitte (0.24%)

South Dublin County Council (0.19%)

Paypal (0.18%)

Pepsico (0.13%)

IBM (0.1%)

Ebay (0.05%)

CHI Crumlin (0.05%)

Small organisation

DBFL (15%)

Transport Insights (12.5%)

Roughan O Donovan (12%)

AECOM (9.6%)

Higher Education Authority (6.4%)

Atkins (5.3%)

Sigmar Recruitment (3%)

SEAI (2.5%)

Campus

Limerick IT (1.4%)

NUIG (0.4%)

DCU (0.3%)

Trinity College Dublin (0.03%)

2. Image competition winners

Congratulations to Marita Rumjanceva of Deloitte for coming first in our drawing competition and to Joanna Brophy of NUIG for her first place win in the photography competition. You can see the winners below. Marita and Joanna will both receive a 50 euro gift voucher.

Drawing competition winner Photo competition winner

Congratulations also to the Brookville Wheelers who came second in our drawing competition, and Fiona Halliday of Sigmar Recruitment and Paul Maher of Analog who came second and third in the photography competition. All runners up will receive a cycling goody bag.

All winners will be contacted in due course and prizes will be sent out following the completion of CycleLocal

3. CycleLocal quiz winners

We hope you all enjoyed doing our quiz. We were impressed with the cycling knowledge that is out there. There were four winners chosen from the highest quiz scores, they will each receive a 25 euro gift voucher. The winners are: Cameron Cunniam of Three, Greg Lafont of IBM Ireland, Mari Tighe of the Higher Education Authority and Helen McCrimmon of the National Maternity Hospital.

All winners will be contacted in due course and prizes will be sent out following the completion of CycleLocal.

4. Team Prize Draw winners

An impressive 69 teams met the trip target this week and were eligible to enter the prize draw. The winners of the prize draw are:

Naturalised Rebels – Analog Devices

Team Cloud – Dublin City Council

The IT crowd – Three Ireland

TII Foireann B – Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Wear a Mask – The National Transport Authority

Each team will receive a cycling goody bag for each member. All winners will be contacted in due course and prizes will be sent out following the completion of CycleLocal.

Week 3 and final leaderboard

1. Final leaderboard

Congratulations to our winners in each of the three categories: Limerick IT, DBFL Consulting Engineers and Henry J Lyons, and well done to all the other organisations who got staff and students out on the bike consistently over the three weeks.

We’ve been impressed with your commitment and we hope you enjoyed CycleLocal.

The winners of CycleLocal each receive a memento for each participant and a donation of 400 euros to the charity of their choice.

Best large organisation (Average participation % over CycleLocal)

Henry J Lyons (3.5%)

National Transport Authority (3%)

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (2.4%)

Meath County Council (1.9%)

Analog Devices International (1.3%)

The National Maternity Hospital (1.1%)

Mayo County Council (0.63%)

Three Ireland (0.62%)

Accenture (0.58%)

St Vincent’s Hospital (0.57%)

Dublin City Council (0.44%)

Department of Transport (0.38%)

Tallaght University Hospital (0.36%)

South Dublin County Council (0.33%)

Mayo University Hospital (0.30%)

Johnson and Johnson Visioncare (0.29%)

Children’s Health Ireland (0.23%)

Deloitte (0.16%)

Paypal (0.15%)

IBM (0.08%)

Children’s Health Ireland (0.05%)

EBay (0.03%)

Best small organisation (Average participation % over CycleLocal)

DBFL (14%)

Transport Insights (12.5%)

Roughan and  O’Donovan (10.2%)

AECOM (7.7%)

Atkins (5.8%)

Higher Education Authority (5.7%)

Sigmar Recruitment (2.7%)

SEAI (1.9%)

 

Best campus (Average participation % over CycleLocal)

Limerick IT (14%)

NUIG Galway (4%)

DCU (3%)

Trinity College Dublin (0.2%)

2. Team Prize Draw winners

An impressive 43 teams met the trip target of 5 trips in week 3, and as a result were eligible to enter the prize draw. The winners of the prize draw are:

Cool Rothair – Tallaght University Hospital

Dundalk Wheelers – Atkins

Flat and Furious – Accenture

Lockdown Lunatics – Roughan and O’Donovan

Mayo University Hospital – Mayo University Hospital

Each team will receive a cycling goody bag for each member. All winners will be contacted in due course and prizes will be sent out in the coming weeks.

3. Limerick competition winners

To capture the joy of cycling we asked CycleLocal participants to put together a limerick (humorous, 5 line poem) around the theme of “cycling adventures”. We very much enjoyed reading the submissions, below are the winning limericks.

First prize – One for all gift voucher

Cathy Jones of Limerick IT

The Brookville Wheelers’ 2020 staycation,

meant on our rothars we saw half the nation,

there may not have been much sun,

but we sure did have some fun,

and it topped every international vacation.

Second prize – cycling goody bag

Jennifer McGrath of South Dublin County Council

There was a middle aged woman with a bike,

who thought ‘Maybe I’ll go for a hike’,

But instead she got brave,

And joined up with Meabh,

Now they tandem whenever they like!

Third prize – cycling goody bag

Evan Brennan of St Vincent’s Hospital

Cycling into work whether its rain or sun,

Setting up the day for the endeavors to be done,

No matter how stressful the day,

And how much hair turns to grey,

Exercise on my bike is always fun