#BikeToWork Day Competition – Making #CommutesCount

08 May 2017

Bicycle NSW is once again supporting Strava’s Global Bike To Work Day this Thursday 11th May, 2017. By encouraging our members and social media fans to participate, we can envisage a real impact on the future of cycling in Australia.

To support the initiative, Bicycle NSW are offering two prize packs for participants who share photos of their commute on social media. Simply share a photo of the favourite part of your commute, follow and tag @BicycleNSW and use the hastag #CommutesCount to be in the running to win. The photo with the most likes and the most creative photo, as judged by the Bicycle NSW team, will both win a Bicycle NSW prize pack each.

Strava is a free app that can be downloaded and used while riding to track your route, distance and speed. Strava’s “Metro” data set helps identify current commuting routes and feeds that information to town and city planners, making decision making for bicycle infrastructure easier and clearer thanks to demonstration of demand. We encourage bike riders across NSW to take part in Strava’s CHallenge as well as sharing their commutes with us on social media.

The more data identified on Strava as a commute, the more well informed decisions can be made by designers when considering an integrated bicycle network across local government boundaries, and right across the State. As a key part of our advocacy, we want to see strong decisions on cycling infrastructure made on information and evidence.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to participate in the competition and share your photos. Make sure your posts are public so we can see them!



  1. The promoter:

Bicycle NSW
Bicentennial Drive
Bicentennial Park
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Email us: info@bicyclensw.org.au

  1. Who can enter:

People aged 18 years and over.

Exclusions: Employees and contractors at Bicycle NSW

  1. How do people enter
  • Follow @bicyclensw on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
  • Post an image of your bike commute and tag it #bicyclensw and #commutescount between anytime between Tuesday 9th May and 1pm Friday 12th May  
  1. How is the winner chosen?

The winner will be judged by staff at Bicycle NSW who will be judging based on creativity and the number of likes (on Facebook and Instagram)  or retweets/likes  (on Twitter)   the post receives.

  1. When will the winner be announced publicly?

The winner’s name will be announced on the Bicycle NSW Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Friday 12th May 2017

  1. When and how will the winners be informed?

The winner will be informed by direct message on the social channel they have entered their post on and has until 22nd May to respond

  1. What is the prize?

The prize is: A Bicycle NSW pack containing drink bottle, tshirt, stickers and promotional items

  1. When will the prize be delivered.

The prize pack will be available to be picked up by arrangement at the offices of Bicycle NSW, Bicentennial Park, Homebush or posted to you upon arrangement with the winner, by the end of May 2017

  1. Special mention

The promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, Facebook or Twitter