London Cycle Challenge

Cyclescheme, 02.07.2014

London Cycle Challenge

What is the London Cycle Challenge?

Join your fellow Londoners this summer and take part in a competition that is all about encouraging more people to discover the benefits of cycling. The London Cycle Challenge is back this year and is a series of fun, free challenges open to friends, family and colleagues.

Whether you’re new to cycling or a regular rider, here’s how you can get involved with the summer of cycling events coming to the capital. Sign up and start logging your cycle trips to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Spread over three months, the Challenge is bigger and better than ever before and thousands of people will be taking to two wheels to try and claim the top prizes on offer.

How it works

There are three stages to the London Cycle Challenge.

Stage 1: Virtual Ride Challenge (Monday 2 June – Friday 27 June) Pull together a team of friends and family to join the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, virtually! Every cycle trip made will contribute to your team’s progress along the route.

The winners are the first team to complete the Virtual Ride, or get the most people cycling during the Challenge to receive theAdam Osman Top Encourager Award.

Sign up to the Virtual Ride here.

Stage 2: Workplace Cycle Challenge (Monday 7 July – Friday 1 August)

It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more?

London businesses will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike between Monday 7 July and Friday 1 August.

It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a go.

Stage 3: Goal Setting Challenge (Monday 11 August – Friday 5 September)

Set yourself a challenging goal and keep track of your progress by logging your cycle rides. Every goal achieved gives you a chance to win some great prizes!


This year’s Cycle Challenge is all about participation, that’s why we have introduced an Encourager award for each of the three challenges. We want to award those who have encouraged their friends, family and colleagues to sign up to the London Cycle Challenge and get riding this summer with some fantastic prizes. To find out more on encouraging others read our User FAQs.

What are the benefits to your organisation?

  • Free for all employees
  • A fun activity for your whole team
  • A friendly competition between staff teams and other local organisations
  • Help reduce congestion
  • Prize incentives, including cakes, hospitality tickets to a major cycling event, and bike gear.

How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  • Register on this website, it's free. Register here
  • Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between Monday 2 June and Friday 5 September.
  • Record your ride here and tell your friends and workmates about the Challenge here.
  • Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!


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