What do we want to achieve?
We want more people to experience first-hand how easy and enjoyable riding a bike can be. That's why the aim of Love to Ride is to encourage as many people as we can to cycle for at least 10 minutes
Why Take part?
It will bring a smile to your face and make the world a better place!
And, you and your colleagues can win some great prizes!
What is Love to Ride?
Love to Ride Zagreb is a free, fun program for workplaces to see which can get the highest number of employees to ride a bike. The workplaces and departments that get the highest percentage participation (for their size category) win a team prize. The competition is based on numbers of staff taking part, not how far or fast they can cycle.
Love to Ride aims to get more people cycling more often, whether that is for fun, exercise or to work.
Imagine if more people cycled in Croatia - our air would be cleaner, our communities would be more peaceful, and our streets would be safer.
Studies have shown that places with higher numbers of riders have fewer accidents per rider: increased participation leads to greater visibility and awareness and makes cycling safer for everyone.
Who can take part?
Anyone who lives or works in the area is eligible for prizes.
Organizations or departments with 1 or 2 employees can register and will have their staff count set at the minimum of 3 employees (otherwise it's too easy to get 100% participation!).
Cycling clubs and other clubs cannot register as a workplace - we want cyclists to help us spread the love of cycling, so register your workplace and get your colleagues involved.
What do I need to register my organization/department?
All we need to know is the address, a contact person, and the number of people who work in your organization or department.
It's free to take part and can be done in your own time, so you shouldn't need official permission from your organization but we do recommend getting it.
Why are there different size categories?
Organizations 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
What counts as a bike ride?
A 10 minute ride on a pedal bike (including electric bikes).
Rides on motorcycles, scooters or stationary cycles are not eligible.
How do I log a ride?
You can log a ride on this website from your profile page using the Add a Ride tab.
You can also download the Love to Ride App for Android and iPhone and either log your ride manually or usew your phone's GPS to track your route as you ride and log it for you!
Why just 10 minutes?
You're welcome to cycle for more than 10 minutes, most people do. However, 10 minutes is an achievable goal for someone who hasn't ridden a bike in years. It's also just enough to leave a big smile on your face, which is exactly what we're trying to achieve.
I already cycle to work, why should I take part and record my ride?
We need your help to spread your love of cycling and enlist your workplace. Your experience can help those thinking about cycling take the all-important step.
By recording your rides, you are providing a record of cycling in Sydney which can be used to argue for and justify funding for improved cycling infrastructure.
What is an encourager and how do I 'encourage' people?
The Challenge is all about getting more people to try bike riding. You can invite people to join the challenge from your profile page using the 'Invite friends' tab. There are virtual rides you can invite friends to join you on, either racing each other to the finish, or working as a team in a relay to propel you all along.
When you encourage a person to take part, ask them to register and when they log their first ride, to put your name in when asked 'Who encouraged you to ride?'. The person who encourages the most people to take part in the challenge will win the Top Encourager prize!
Can I register other people on their behalf?
People need to register themselves on the website because they agree to they need to terms and conditions themselves. The exception to this is if someone has a disability and they need some assistance to complete the registration online. Also, if someone has registered via an official hard copy registration form.
What about cheating?
We have a sophisticated set of tools and systems in place to detect when anyone has submitted false information, particularly, when they are registering false individuals in order to inflate their score and ranking in the Challenge. We take a full 3 days after the Challenge to audit the results before announcing them. Anyone who is caught cheating is immediately disqualified from the whole Challenge.
What are Challenge Champions and Department Champions?
They are the team captains who will encourage their workmates to register, ride, record their rides and motivate them to victory.
By default, those who register their organization or department are automatically selected as Champions. If you do not wish to be a Champion or are keen to be one at your workplace, please get in touch here.
How do I classify as a new rider?
When you register for the Cycle Challenge, you will tell us how often you have cycled in the last 12 months. Those who haven't cycled at all in the last 12 months are classified as 'new cyclists'.
I don't know how to ride a bike
During the Challenge we'll be holding try-a-bike sessions where you can borrow a bike and be trained by a qualified cycle instructor. These sessions are held in safe off-road areas, suitable for novices. We can also provide one-to-one assistance. Please get in touch to find out more.
I don't have a bike. Can I borrow one?
We can help you get access to a bike through bike share [Add link], bike rental [Add link], or you can even just borrow a bike from a friend or colleague (make sure you ask first!).
How do I win a prize?
Ride a bike for 10 minutes for fun, exercise or to work during the Challenge period and be entered into a prize draw.
Your organization or department can also win a team prize if it gets the highest proportion of staff to ride a bike. You will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning.
Find out what you can win here.
How do I win a cinema ticket?
To be eligible, you must:
- Ride a bike for the first time in over a year and record your ride. If you were encouraged by someone, don't forget to record their name too.
- Encourage someone to ride a bike for the first time in over a year and make sure that they note you down as their encourager when they record their ride.
Cinema ticket vouchers will be sent out on a weekly basis and winners will be listed here.
How do I know if I've won a prize?
The Champions of the winning teams and spot prize winners will be notified on the first Friday after the Challenge finishes.
All winners will also be listed on this website on the prizes page.