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Join the Challenges

Join the Challenge

Have you spotted more bikes around Leicestershire recently? Are you thinking about joining in the fun and getting back on yours? The Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge is back for a second year this summer – it is a free competition to remind people working and living in Leicestershire of the freedom and fun you experience riding a bike. It takes just 10 minutes to get involved and start feeling the benefits.

cyclechellanges1The Challenge is a chance for you and your workmates to get on your bikes and have some fun competing against other workplaces within the heart of Leicestershire. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, you can borrow one from us or have small bike repairs done for free.

The competition is based on participation (not how far or fast you can cycle). The aim is to recruit as many of your workmates as possible to ride a bike for at least 10 minutes to reach the top of the leader board, claim victory and be rewarded with prizes!

How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  1. Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between Monday 25 June and Sunday 15 July 2012
  2. Record your bike trip here.
  3. Recruit workmates, friends and family – tell them about the Challenge here.
  4. Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!

Team Sizes

Organisations and departments will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning. There are six size categories: 500+ staff, 200-499 staff, 50-199 staff, 20-49 staff, 7-19 staff, 3-6 staff.

Your participation will count towards your department and organisation.

Win Prizes

We’re giving away 300 cinema tickets. Win yours:

  • Ride a bike for the first time in a year or more.
  • Recruit a friend and encourage them to ride for the first time in a year.

Make sure you get an entry into the Challenge prize draws:

  • Record your trips each week to enter the weekly prize draws.
  • Recruit workmates to increase your chances of winning a team prize.