What is the challenge?
What is the Challenge?
When is the challenge?
How do I edit my profile?
If you need to edit any of your journeys just click on the 'view journeys' button which you'll find under the journey totals of your profile.
I selected the wrong team when I registered. How do I change it?
I don't seem to be part of a team. How do I join my team?
If your team isn't registered you'll also be able to register it here.
How do I amend my team profile?
If you are the team administrator:
Log in and then go to your team profile page. If you scroll down to the bottom of the profile page you'll see the 'edit details' button. Click on this and you'll get the option to edit team details (including adding or amending departments).
You'll also be able to find more team details by clicking the 'more details' button. This will enable you to see who has registered for the team and to get their contact details if you need to contact them.
More detail on the above.
If you are not the team administrator:
Scroll down to the bottom of the team profile page and you'll see the name of the person who has this role.
How do I find out who is the team administrator for my team?
How do I email everyone in my team or edit my team to add new departments?
If you are the team administrator.
Can we keep an eye on our competitors? We'd like to do better than them.
You'll need your team administrator to set this up for you but it is very straightforward.
1. Get your team administrator to log-in.
2. Get them to go the profile page of the team you want to 'watch' (find all competing teams on the
team leader boards on the results pages).
3. Just underneath the team name they'll see a 'Watch this team' button.
4. Click the button.
Now go back to your own team profile and you'll see a section showing the teams you are watching. You'll see how they are doing and how far ahead or behind them you are.
What does the challenge hope to achieve?
It's too far for me to walk or cycle to where I want to go!
If the trip still seems daunting, why not compromise by walking or cycling to a bus stop or train station? This is a great way of incorporating some active travel into your daily commute.
Does a short walk or cycle ride really make any difference?
What type of bike should I buy?
Folding bikes are increasingly popular, and modern versions are comfortable and efficient. Electrically assisted bikes take the effort out of even the longest commuting trips. Currently, however, these are not permitted for this Challenge.
What would I wear for cycling?
I need to take the kids to school!
You could even contact other parents and organise a walking or cycling train. If they're too little, there's a great range of child seats and trailers available for (almost) every requirement.
Can I count the miles I pedal on an exercise bike?
Can I count jogging or running journeys?
How do I win?
The winning team in each size category is judged by the overall rate of participation, so you must encourage your colleagues and friends to get involved if you want to win the competition!
In the event of a draw the winning team will be the one logging the greatest number of journeys proportional to the number of people in the team.
We rank the individual leader board by the number of journeys you complete rather than by the distance you've travelled or the type of travel mode you used. This means that those completing multi modal journeys will climb the leader board more quickly.
We'll be giving out spot prizes along the way just for taking part so if you just log one journey you're in with a chance of winning some great prizes even if you're not at the top of the leaderboard!
Do I have to be part of a team to take part?
If the Challenge has already started. Can I still join?
Where can I get some good doughnuts?
Where can I get a good flapjack recipe?
125g Butter (melted)
125g Brown Sugar
2-3 tbsps Golden Syrup (depends how gooey you want it)
Mix all the ingredients together and press into a lightly greased baking tin.
Place in the oven and bake on 180 until golden brown (about 20 minutes).
How are the carbon, calorie and cost savings calculated?
Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2017
Calories burnt and cost savings are based on industry practice and data.
What will you do with the results?
None of your personal data will be shared with anyone other than Belfast Strategic Partnership team and Sustrans. Overall results will be used to demonstrate the impacts of the challenge, to inform future initiatives and to promote the benefits of more active travel.
Why are electric vehicles not included as a category?
Car-sharing or the bus for example would benefit both emission levels and congestion. If you are using your electric car as a car share please log these journeys.
Why are electric bicycles not included as a category?
Can I record a teleconference meeting or working from home as a journey?
How do I contact the challenge team?
I want a bespoke challenge for my organisation. Is this an option?