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.
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.
Teams will be eligible to win prizes each week once the team trip average meets or exceeds the modest trip targets (3 trips in week one, 4 trips in week two and 5 trips in week three). All trips count, once they take place between the morning of July 20th and midnight on August 9th.
Individuals who reach the target contribute to the organisations tally, as do all staff and their households who enter into the CycleLocal Creative Competitions. Ranking on the leaderboard is based on the number from your organisation who –
- Take part in the weekly creative competitions
- Cycle and achieve the weekly team targets
By ranking at the top of the leaderboard your organisation can win a memento for participants, a Best Organisation trophy and a €400 donation to the charity of your choice.
Is my organisation registered?
Check the below to see whether your workplace or campus is registered.
Children’s Health Ireland
Cork County Council
Dublin City Council
Dublin City University
Henry J Lyons
Johnson and Johnson Visioncare
Limerick Institute of Technology
Maynooth Green Campus
Mayo University Hospital
Meath County Council
National Maternity Hospital
National Transport Authority
Roughan & O’Donovan
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Trinity College Dublin
Tallaght University Hospital
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
University College Dublin