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Bike Week Workplace Challenge

Calling all Workplaces in Laois to take part in Bike Week 10 Minute Cycle Challenge!!!  Get on your bike

What is the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge?
The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge is a fun, free workplace event, for both experienced and new cyclists!
Every time you or a member of your team take a 10+ minute trip by bike, log it to earn points and be in with a chance to win some great prizes, kindly sponsored by Trek.
Following on from the great success of the first cycle challenge in April 2010, a second 10 Minute Cycle Challenge has now been scheduled to coincide with this year’s Bike Week.
The Bike Week 10 Minute Cycle Challenge will run from Monday 14 to Friday 18 June (inclusive) and is open to any company which employs 3 or more people.
To register your company for the challenge, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Once your company is registered, participants can register themselves and their team.
How Do I Take Part?
Check that your organisation is participating in the challenge by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Then form a team of 3–6 people, with one ‘new cyclist’ on every team. A ‘new cyclist’ is someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months.
There is no minimum number of trips new cyclists must make for this challenge – but every trip counts!
Give your team a name, appoint a Team Captain and then register for the challenge. Every participant must register for themselves and log their own journeys.
Log all 10+ minute trips taken by bike between Monday 14 June and Friday 18 June to be in with a chance to win!
What Journeys are included in this challenge?
All trips taken from the morning of Monday 14 June until the evening of Friday 18 June are included.
• Every time you take a 10 minute trip by bike, log your trip to get 1 point.
• Every 10 minute journey by bike to work or from will qualify for 2 points.
• If you cycle for more than ten minutes on one trip, you still log one trip.
• Cycling on an exercise bike is not included.
• Trips cycled on a fleet bike or an electric bike are included.

You can log your trips on a daily basis until Tuesday 22 June, after which point the final League Table will be worked out.

Q: I can’t see our Workplace when I go to register
A: If your organisation has registered to take part in the Bike Week 10 Minute Cycle Challenge, you will see your company name in the menu when you register yourself for the Journey Logger.
If your organisation would like to take part, but is not in the list of participating companies, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following details:
• Organisation Name:
• Organisation Address:
• Number of employees:
• Contact name:
• Position of contact:
• Telephone number:
• Alternative contact person/details:
• Email address:
• Website:
Please include a logo for your organisation so it can be included on the Journey Logger page.
Calculation Assumptions
Q: How are the CO2/fuel/km savings worked out?
A: Savings are based on an average 3km cycled per 10 minutes.
Q: What data is used for the fuel and carbon emissions calculations?
A: Data on car fuel efficiency and Carbon emissions is taken from the most up to date statistics from the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). The cost of petrol and diesel is updated monthly from the AA website.
Q: How do you calculate the calories burned?
A: Calculations are based on burn rates of: 2.45 kCalories per km per stone for a cyclist travelling at 18 km/hr. 5.14 kCalories per km per stone for a pedestrian walking at 5 km/hr.
Q: How are the overall statistics calculated?
A: These statistics relate to the number of drive alone car journeys that were substituted by walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing by all members, public and company registrations.

Due to the complexity of calculating the carbon and fuel costs of individual public transport or car sharing trips, these have been included.
Q: How do you calculate the chocolate bar index?
A: An average 50g bar of chocolate (like a Dairy Milk, Mars etc.) is approx 250kCalories.

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