The European Cycle Challenge 2017 is an urban cyclists’ team competition which aims at the promotion of sustainable mobility and the use of bicycle as a means of transportation, organised by SRM, the Public Transport Authority of Bologna. A Dublin team has been entered by the NTA



  1. To use the challenge as a tool to promote more people cycling, and more miles being cycled, in Dublin City and County;
  2. To compare and learn from this alternative approaches to a cycle challenge; and
  3. To benefit from raw GPS data re cycle movement in the Dublin County area at the end of the challenge by way of a heat map.

Key things to know about the Challenge

  1. The European Cycling Challenge 2017 – ECC2017 takes place from 1st to 31st May 2017.
  2. It is possible to join the Challenge until May 31st.
  3. A free App is provided for all individuals that sign up. Signing up for individuals is free.
  4. Dublin City and County border represent the Team, and individuals within that boundary that have signed up, track their bike-trips with the free App
  5. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can manually insert your bike-trips. It is possible to insert manually up to 6 trips per day.
  6. If you join to ECC2017 after May 1st, you can insert trips made during the previous days.
  7. All kinds of bicycle are allowed – owned or rented, bike-sharing, electric bicycles, cargo bike, etc.
  8. All trips made by bicycle are accepted if the bicycle is used as a means of transportation. For instance, trips to and from workplace or school, to shopping, to visit friends, to go to the cinema or to the swimming pool.
  9. Sport activities are not allowed.
  10. Trips with an average speed higher than 30 km/h AND a maximum speed higher than 45 km/h are not valid for the challenge, thus for the city leaderboard, but only for the statistical leaderboard. The same will be for trips longer than 35 km.
  11. It is possible to join a City Team if you live in the city or you travel to/from/across the city.
  12. In the "City Leaderboard " only the km of the part of the trip made within the borders will be counted. In the “Statistic Leaderboard” all km of any journey will be counted.
  13. It is possible to join only one City Team.
  14. It is possible to join a subteam for each category (companies, schools, groups).
  15. The only two official leaderboards are: the “City Leaderboard” and the “Best Cycling City Leaderboard”. All the other leaderboards have only a statistic meaning.

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