Join the London Cyclist Cycle Challenge Team

As I feel we have a nice little community on the go here on I thought it would be a good idea for us to join the London Cycle Challenge. Therefore I’ve created Team London Cyclist for anyone to join:

Join the London Cyclist Team 

Whenever you cycle in the month of June you log the miles onto the TfL cycle challenge website. This goes into a great big pool of miles for Team London Cyclist and we compete against others to have the most miles. There are various prizes up for grabs and according to as a participant you also qualify for a free-two hour cycling training session. To claim this you need to call 020 7231 6005 or email and mention ‘London Cycle Challenge’.

I’ll be in charge of keeping the team motivated (you can call me Mr. Motivator) and if our team does well we can be as happy as the generic cyclists in this poster:

London Cycle Challenge poster

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39 Responses to Join the London Cyclist Cycle Challenge Team

  1. Fabian 26/05/2010 at 10:11 am #

    Is it just miles we cover in town? As in the first week of June I’m pedalling to Paris, which would probably boost my average commute quite considerably…

    • Andreas 26/05/2010 at 10:30 am #

      I’ve asked TfL for clarification on this Fabian so should be hearing back soon!

    • Andreas 26/05/2010 at 4:10 pm #

      Okay it seems that as long as you live in London any miles you cover anywhere are counted!

      • Edc 26/05/2010 at 4:37 pm #

        Great news it counts, will sign up later tonight. should give the team a good boost 🙂

        Fabian are you doing the Skyline ride leaving 2nd June??

        • Fabian 26/05/2010 at 4:45 pm #

          Yep! I am indeed – looking forward to it with mixed measures of terror and excitement!

  2. aidan 26/05/2010 at 11:47 am #

    What’s to stop people just making numbers up?

    • Andreas 26/05/2010 at 11:52 am #

      This is what I was thinking. I guess it relies on cyclists being decent and honest people!

      • Fabian 26/05/2010 at 11:53 am #

        Which we are of course!

  3. Edc 26/05/2010 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m cycling to Paris next week – can I enter those miles? 🙂

    • Andreas 26/05/2010 at 4:10 pm #

      You have to be in London to join but miles cycled outside of London also count. So yes!

  4. Tim 27/05/2010 at 9:00 am #

    Great idea so glad I got a new bike for my birthday!

  5. Andreas 27/05/2010 at 9:12 am #

    Wow, the team is doing very well and getting very big! Great stuff 🙂

  6. Hilary 27/05/2010 at 10:39 am #

    I only commute a few miles each day but I joined the team! user name bathory (tagged my twitter name as the “department”)

  7. Patrick 27/05/2010 at 10:45 am #

    What a great way to motivate me to do more miles on my training rides!

  8. Tim 27/05/2010 at 10:23 pm #

    What bike did you get for your birthday Tim?

  9. Tim 27/05/2010 at 10:53 pm #

    I do a daily commute into town from Leytonstone, have always ridden hybrids. Like Marins so I bought a Sausalito this time. Very pleased with it so far. Tough machine but quite speedy.

  10. Tim 28/05/2010 at 11:45 am #

    Just in case anyone is confused there are two Tims I think. How do I put a photo in the Avatar thingy that should sort out future probs?

    • Andreas 28/05/2010 at 4:37 pm #

      Head to

      • edc 28/05/2010 at 8:56 pm #

        I’ve signed up to Gravatar but not sure how to link it to my post!

        Any help much appreciated

        • edc 28/05/2010 at 8:57 pm #

          Well I guess thats answered my own question 🙂

        • Andreas 29/05/2010 at 1:06 am #

          Good isn’t it!

  11. Patrick 28/05/2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Maybe we could do a group ride later in the month, like around Regent’s Park or somewhere similar?

    • Tina 28/05/2010 at 3:39 pm #

      I’d be up for that Patrick, would be nice to actually meet a few fellow cyclists instead of always ever only passing them by…

    • Edc 28/05/2010 at 4:02 pm #

      I’d be keen to do that as well… although I will wait til I return from Paris just in case i develop a sudden hatred for cycling 🙂

      • Fabian 28/05/2010 at 4:05 pm #

        Likewise…as I rather suspect every part of me is going to be less than keen to re-embrace the two wheeled machine for a little while after!

    • Andreas 28/05/2010 at 4:38 pm #

      I like your idea! Be good to boost our number of miles!

  12. Patrick 29/05/2010 at 9:58 pm #

    How does the weekend of the 19th/20th sound for a group ride? I can’t think of anywhere more suitable than the circuit of Regent’s Park; central location, relatively flat course…

  13. Patrick 29/05/2010 at 10:00 pm #

    How does the weekend of the 19th/20th sound for a group ride? I can’t think of anywhere more suitable than Regents Park; central location, relatively flat course, good meeting point (London Zoo)!

    • Patrick 01/06/2010 at 8:37 am #

      Apologies for the double post, i wasn’t sure if this had gone up originally as my computer said ‘404 error’ when I typed it originally!

  14. Karl 06/06/2010 at 9:09 pm #

    The meet up ride is a great idea, I cant make that weekend because doing the London to Brighton (should boost miles for team), but maybe we could organise other rides, would be great to meet up have a cycle an get to know each other a little better over a coffee? I would definitely be up for a regular London Cyclist ‘ride and meet’.

  15. Fabian 07/06/2010 at 11:25 am #

    Just popped my mileage for my jaunt to Paris – that should rack up our tally a little bit. Was a great ride and would heartily recommend having a go…struggled along with my 3 speed Pashley so am sure better geared bikes could whizz everyone else along!

    • Andreas 07/06/2010 at 6:44 pm #

      Thanks Fabian. A stellar contribution! I want to do a quick trip to Paris soon aswell..

      • Fabian Beardsly 08/06/2010 at 7:56 am #

        I’ll lend you my route map – was a beyond superb route and one designed to be shared!

        • Andreas 08/06/2010 at 10:49 am #

          Like it – send it over!

  16. Ant B 07/06/2010 at 5:11 pm #

    A lot of my work colleagues live outside London but commute in by train to the City of London to work. Obviously, they live too far away to commute by bike but they could do a part bike, part train commute, as well as recreational biking. Do their miles outside London count if they join, or is it only if you ‘live’ in London?



    • Andreas 07/06/2010 at 6:44 pm #

      According to TfL the only requirement is that you must ‘live’ in London. But you can easily cycle 20 miles outside of London and as long as your residence is in London it would count.

  17. Tim 08/06/2010 at 9:49 am #

    I’m gutted that the first 3 days of June my bike was being serviced, and now I am going on holiday on Friday for a week! I feel guilty that I am not pulling my weight!

    • Andreas 08/06/2010 at 10:48 am #

      Don’t worry Tim! Plenty of time still to pull plenty of miles in!

  18. Karl 12/07/2010 at 11:45 am #

    We seem to be appearing in 2 categories now, 51-100 in third place and 100+ in first place? Does that mean we have won in a category?

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