The Ironfish Corporate Cycling Challenge is all about developing fitness and enhancing health so the competition rewards improvement over speed.

Whether you are entering as a team or an individual it’ll be your health that is the real winner.

Here’s how the competition works

You Have To Complete 5 out of 7 Rides

We know that you may have to attend a meeting or be away on holiday so you can miss up to two weeks of the program but not affect your or your team’s overall score.

5 to Count

In the team competition the top five times each week will count.  Therefore, if you have a team of six the worst time of the day will not count to your team’s overall weekly score.  However, if there are only five in your team you all will have to ride together for at least 5 weeks.

Ride 1
Establishes each person’s base time. You receive 5 points for Ride 1.  Please note, Ride 1 doesn’t have to be on Week 1.

Ride 2 to 7 – Team Competition
If you beat your time from the previous week you score 40 points. If you don’t beat your score we knock off points on a sliding scale down to 5 points. However, if there is a dramatic improvement beyond 10% you will lose points as well.

So all you have to do each week to score the maximum points of 200 is turn up and better your time within 10%

Do this every week and your team can score a maximum of 830 (30 + 200 x 4).  Please note, though, that we will maintain a complete record of all times and reward teams where all members have taken part each week for 7 weeks.

Ride 2 to 7 – Individual Competition

Like the Team Competition you can score 40 points for beating your time and a maximum of 165 over the program. But if you don’t beat your time or improve by more than 10% you lose points.

Riders who enter the Team Competition automatically enter the Individual Competition.

Timing System

We will be using a chip timing system (RFID – radio frequency identification device). Chips will be attached to helmets and will be activated as participants go under the start line. A time is taken when riders go under the finish archway. Chips are provided each week and must be returned on completion of the distance each week.

Don’t want to compete?

While you may not want to measure yourself against other people, you’ll be wanting to measure yourself against yourself as the Corporate Cycling Challenge is all about getting better. Just go through the registration process as usual.


To achieve the best results you should push yourself during Ride 1 or at least go at a reasonable rate. But don’t go deliberately slow because any dramatic future time improvement may take you beyond the 10% maximum improvement level resulting in a lesser score than 40.

Just be honest with your effort – at the end of the day it’s your health that’s the winner.

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