How many colleagues can you get to bike for 10 minutes?
Are you ready?
Is your organisation/department ready for the start of the Challenge? Here's a checklist:
Are all departments registered?
Make sure all departments are registered and see if you can create some 'friendly' inter-department rivalry and get departments competing against each other. Can the finance team beat the HR team?
Have you got all existing cyclists signed up?
It's all about participation so make sure anybody who already rides is registered.
Existing riders can also help you encourage more colleagues to try riding.
Have you emailed your colleagues?
Are staff numbers correct?
The Challenge categories are based on company size so correct staff numbers are required for results to be accurate. To correct a staff number, go to 'Settings' on your organisation's page or contact us.
Do staff know when the Challenge starts and what they need to do?
All they have to do is cycle for at least 10 minutes (or more) for fun, exercise or to work during February.
Have you used materials from the promo pack?
Can you work out a 10 minute route near your workplace?
It’s easier to picture 10 minutes if you can suggest a route to your colleagues – have you got a park or neighbourhood nearby that would be suitable for new cyclists to go round? Get inspiration on our Where to Ride page.
What bikes could you use?
Do you have any nearby bike rental or bike shop where you could check out some bikes? Or could you get the regular cyclists to help out and bring in a bike others could use? Maybe you could contact a local shop and organise renting some bikes together?
Can additional prizes be provided?
In addition to the prizes on offer through the Challenge, can some company prizes be offered to help motivate staff? Perhaps a Friday social for everyone who takes part, a prize for the person who logs the most trips or the most dedicated new rider?
Have your colleagues been recording their ride?
Sometimes people register, but don't then log a ride during the Challenge. They have to ride and log at least one ride during February to count towards your workplace's score, and to go into the prizes, so please check your organisation page to ensure everyone registered has logged a trip.