UL wins Best Campus Award for Student Cycling Challenge

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The Student Cycling Challenge is a national competition organised by the National Transport Authority whereby teams from eighteen campuses from all over Ireland signed up and logged 10-minute cycling trips over a 10-day period. At a prize-giving ceremony held last week the University of Limerick won “Best Campus Award” for the highest weighting of trips across all students participating from UL. UL Smarter Travel Coordinators Ross Higgins and Sean Collins along won the Best Campus Implementation Team Award in recognition of their promotional work and efforts to motivate UL students to get involved in the Challenge. Ross Higgins said that “this is just one of a number of incentives aimed at the campus community to encourage alternatives to single-occupancy driving.” He added that “the greatest scope to achieve a mode shift is from driving to cycling as people are realising that cycling is the smart choice especially considering the improved facilities that are available at UL.”

There was further success for UL, with Ciara Meikle winning the Best New Cyclist Story Category. Ciara, referring to herself as “a born-again cyclist”, wrote about how the Student Cycling Challenge helped her to rediscover her love for cycling.

Other Student Cycling Challenge UL winners:

Social media prize draw: Sofie Dragsted, Awesome Wheels UL

Spot prize for being in the top 20 teams on the final leaderboard: The Blackberries UL (captain: George Laskos)

Spot prize for being in the top 20 teams on the final leaderboard: Windmill Swag UL, University of Limerick (captain: Adrian Kelly)

Best team member runners up: Eadaoin Slattery, University of Limerick

Best team member runners up: Kieran Ralph, University of Limerick

Photo comp runners up: SLTS2B, University of Limerick (captain: Hannah Pfaff)

Photo comp runners up: Pedal Pushers, University of Limerick (captain: Eoin O’Callaghan)

Social media prize draw: Sofie Dragsted, Awesome Wheels UL, University of Limerick

Spot prize for being in the top 20 teams on the final leaderboard: The Blackberries UL, University of Limerick (captain: George Laskos)

Spot prize for being in the top 20 teams on the final leaderboard: Windmill Swag UL, University of Limerick (captain: Adrian Kelly)

Best team member runners up: Eadaoin Slattery, University of Limerick

Best team member runners up: Kieran Ralph, University of Limerick

Photo comp runners up: SLTS2B, University of Limerick (captain: Hannah Pfaff)

Photo comp runners up: Pedal Pushers, University of Limerick (captain: Eoin O’Callaghan).

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