FAQs

Why should I take part in the challenge?

Cycling is easy, cheap & fun! By joining Cycle Works you can get your daily dose of exercise and have a good time doing it. Set your own cycling goals and accumulate points with every trip and every kilometre ridden. Sign up with your colleagues and cycle your way to the top of the leader board!

More importantly, start a new ride-to-work routine and you’ll feel a whole lot better – and know that you are helping the environment feel better too.

I already ride – why should I take part in the challenge?

It’s fun, it’s free and you can help lead your team to victory! Why not get a team together and encourage your colleagues to have a go at riding to work, so they too can experience the many benefits of regular cycling.

By logging your rides with Strava you can help provide vital information to help improve our cycle paths and infrastructure in and around Canberra – which benefits everyone.

How can I encourage others to take part in the challenge?

Talk about it! Let people know you are doing it & encourage them to join you.

Pedal Power offers presentations on riding to work for teams and workplaces, with information about the benefits of cycling, and tips for getting started. To find out more about our “cycle sessions” contact us at cycle-works@pedalpower.org.au

How do I change my password?

If you have lost or forgotten your password, click the ‘Login’ button and locate the ‘Forgot password’ link. This will guide you through the process of setting up a new password. If you would simply like to change your existing password, once logged into the dashboard click on ‘Update Account’. You can then enter a new password and save the settings.

How do I log my ride?

The first way to record rides for Cycle Works is to manually enter your ride information after each ride you do. You can do this from the ‘Add Rides’ section of the Dashboard when logged in. You will be asked to enter the distance you rode, the date you rode, and to name your ride. It’s a good idea for you to keep track of the distances you are riding so you can add this information easily. If you are unsure about how far you rode, you can use Google Maps tools to calculate distances.

How do I log my ride using Strava?

The second way to log your rides is to connect your Cycle Works account to your Strava profile. This can be done from the Dashboard when logged in from the ‘Connect Strava’ link in the sidebar. Strava is a free service for cyclists, runners and walkers allowing you to record your exercise activity using the free mobile app. For more information, visit www.strava.com.

How do I find and join my workplace?

During user registration, you will be prompted to ‘Join an existing company’ or ‘Create a Company’. If your company has already been created you can select from a drop-down list of previously created companies.

How do I create a workplace profile?

Registering a workplace can be done at the time of user registration. As you are entering your details you will be prompted to ‘Join an existing company’ or ‘Create a Company’.

Can I transfer or leave a workplace?

If you have chosen the wrong team, or just want to leave a team and take on the world solo, you can edit your team information in the account section of your dashboard when logged in. Click on Update Account in the sidebar, change your company and save.

How do I add a profile picture?

You can choose a profile picture at the time of user registration. Just click ‘Edit picture’ to upload an image directly from your computer.

How do I leave the challenge?

Just email us at cycle-works@pedalpower.org.au with your name, username and reason for leaving the challenge. We can delete your profile and you will be removed from the competition.