TfL pits London fleets against each other in Workplace Cycle Challenge
The Workplace Cycle Challenge runs until 1st August and looks to see which London businesses can get the most people to ride a bike for 10 minutes or more. The challenge is not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to get pedalling.
Organisations and departments will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning as a great warm-up for the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10ht August.
There is also a new mobile app to make it easier to record rides, set targets, and encourage friends and family to give cycling a go. The app, which is free to download and available on Apple iOS and Android, allows users to log their ride automatically using GPS.
Prizes available include access to the Prudential RideLondon finish area, an item of signed Team GB cycling kit, cycling accessories and baked goodies for you and your colleagues. To be in with a chance of winning, simply get as many people as you can to register and ride a bike for ten minutes or more.
Chris Mather, head of business engagement at TfL, said: ‘The Workplace Cycle Challenge is a great opportunity to show how simple and fun cycling can be. With more than a million spectators witnessing the Tour de France Stage 3 finishing in London last week, the annual Prudential RideLondon weekend fast approaching in August and the Tour of Britain in September, interest in cycling in the capital has never been higher. The challenge will give everyone working in London all the incentive they need to take to two wheels.
‘It’s aimed at all levels, from those who don’t own a bike, to those who regularly cycle to work. There really is something in it for everyone with some great prizes on offer. Whether this will be your first time on a bike for a long time, or you are a seasoned commuter cyclist, the emphasis is simply on giving cycling a try.’
For more information, go to tfl.gov.uk/cyclechallenge.