What is Cycle into Summer?

Cycle into Summer is a fun, free, journey-based team event for people of all cycling abilities. It is open to staff and students from workplaces and third level campuses who are partners of the Smarter Travel Programme. Participants will have the chance to win some great prizes while connecting with their colleagues and organisation, being part of a team, and being active! The Cycle into Summer event aims to celebrate cycling and to encourage people to integrate cycling into their lifestyles. This year’s Cycle into Simmer takes place from the 9th May to the 29th May, which includes national Bike Week (14th-22nd May), so there will be plenty of exciting opportunities for you to get on your bike and get cycling.

Who can take part?

All staff and students of participating organisations can take part. You can check if your Workplace or Campus is participating using the list below.

I want to take part, what should I do next?

  • Form a team of 2-4 people. We would highly encourage you to have at least one ‘new’ cyclists on your team.
  • Choose your Team Name
  • Nominate a Team Captain. Your Team Captain will be the main point of contact for your team and will set up your team on the Active Travel Logger website
  • Get on your bike and log your journeys!

Each participant needs to have a working email address and have a registered and verified Active Travel Logger account. If you don’t yet have an account on the Active Travel Logger you can register here.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on how to get started, creating a team, logging your cycling journeys and more, refer to our Cycle into Summer Participant Guide and our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking on the header at the top of this page.

Participating Organisations

Registration for Cycle into Summer is now open. If your organisation is a partner of the Smarter Travel Programme and would like to register to take part, please ask your Smarter Travel Coordinator to email cyclechallenge@nationaltransport.ie

Arup
Atkins
Atlantic Technological University – Sligo
Children’s Health Ireland
Cork City Council
Cork County Council
Deloitte
Dublin City Council
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
eBay Ireland
Eirgrid
Gilead Sciences Ireland
HSE UL Hospitals
Jacobs
IADT
Kilkenny County Council
Louth County Council
Maynooth University
Mayo County Council
Mary Immaculate College
Meath County Council
National Transport Authority
Oberstown Children Detention Campus
OBW Technologies
Our Lady’s Hospital Navan
PwC
Roughan & O’Donovan
Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
Sligo County Council
St Vincent’s University Hospital
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
ThermoFisher Scientific
Toast
Trinity College Dublin
UCD
University Hospital Waterford
University of Limerick
Verizon Services Ireland
Tallaght University Hospital


Cycle into Summer Resources

Resources for Cycle into Summer will be uploaded to this section of the website on a continuous basis. The resources can be used to help you plan and promote the Cycle into Summer event in your organisation. Please click on the preferred link to download the Cycle Challenge resource. If you require an alternative format of these resources please contact cyclechallenge@nationaltransport.ie.

How to use the Active Travel Logger

Please note: these video tutorials contains references and dates from previous Challenges and events and are only for the purpose of demonstrating the functions on the Active Travel Logger. If you have any queries, please see refer to the Cycle into Summer Participant Guide or contact your organisation Coordinator.

How to log your cycle journeys – video tutorial

How to join Cycle into Summer and create a Team – video tutorial

There are a number of other video tutorials you may find useful when using the Active Travel Logger. Click on the relevant link below to view the videos.

Video Tutorials for Organisation Coordinators:

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions that are not addressed here, please email cyclechallenge@nationaltransport.ie.

The Smarter Travel Cycle into Summer is a fun, free team event. The aim is to clock up as many journeys on your bike as you can during the event and to encourage your teammates, especially those who haven’t been on a bike for a while, to do the same. There are some fantastic prizes to be won. The event is part of the Smarter Travel Programme for large employers and third level campuses promoting more sustainable travel. Cycle into Summer is open to all staff and students from workplaces and campuses that are partners of the programme. For further information email info@smartertravelworkplaces.ie

  • Form a team of 2-4 people. We would highly encourage you to have at least one ‘new’ cyclists on your team.
  • There is no minimum number of trips new cyclists must make for this challenge, so don’t worry if you’re taking your time building up trips.
  • Choose your Team Name
  • Nominate a Team Captain. Your Team Captain will be the main point of contact for your team and will set up your team on the Active Travel Logger.
  • Get on your bike and log your trips!
  • Every participant must register individually and log their trips. Click here for more information »

Distances aren’t logged as we want to make the competition open to as many new, returning and occasional cyclists as possible. If the competition was based solely on distance, club cyclists doing one long cycle at the weekend would leave everyone else in the dust!

By making 1 trip = 1 point, the efforts of someone who hasn’t cycled for years are appreciated as much as someone who cycles many miles every weekend for leisure.

You can see how you and your team are doing when you log into your Active Travel Logger and go to ‘Team Progress’. On this page, you will see your team average figures to date. Your team’s progress will also be shown on the Leaderboards.

 

Winners of the Cycle into Summer Competitions will be published on www.cyclechallenge.ie.

You could use a Dublin bike, a TFI Bike in Cork, Limerick or Galway, a company fleet bike or borrow one from a friend to clock up a few journeys.

Yes, spot checks are carried out throughout the event and the final Leaderboard will be published a few days after the end of the event to allow for a Quality Assurance on the accuracy of the top teams’ entries.

Cycle into Summer is currently only open to staff and students in organisations that are Smarter Travel Partners. To see if your organisation has registered to take part, please see the section above.

Using a static bicycle does not count towards cycle journeys. The purpose of Cycle into Summer is to encourage participants to cycle on the commute, on shopping trips, and for leisure and pleasure.

Cycle into Summer is open to people of all cycling abilities whether using a pedal bike, an e-bike, an adapted bike, trike, hand bike, or tandems that offer more support.  All participants need to use a bike during the event.

Terms and Conditions

Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. The National Transport Authority reserves the right to make changes to this site and these terms and conditions at any time.

Details of prizes for TFI Smarter Travel Challenges will be announced on the relevant prizes pages.

Prize winners names/ organisation will be published on our website, reports, social media and other events/ publications associated with the TFI Smarter Travel programmes and the National Transport Authority.

Winners may also be asked to participate in a publicity shoot. By participating in any photo shoots associated with Authority challenges or events, you consent to the use/ publication by the Authority of these images.

To be eligible for Prizes, winners must be resident in the Republic of Ireland, and be employees of an active TFI Smarter Travel Workplaces  Partner organisation.

In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to TFI Smarter Travel Competitions or Challenges, the decision of the organiser shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

The Authority reserves the right to award all, some or none of the prizes associated with any event or challenge.