Rules of participation

To cover as many kilometres as possible by bike for both private and professional purposes in order to help protect the climate, promote cycling and improve the quality of life in municipalities – and ultimately have fun!

TOUR du DUERF takes place every year from 10.- 30.09.

Anyone who lives, works, belongs to a club or attends school / university in a participating municipality or region.

  • Your municipality (i.e. town, municipality, region) first needs to register for TOUR du DUERF. The local coordinators are responsible for preparing and running the campaign – please contact them first should you have any questions.
  • Once your municipality has registered, you can sign up for the cyclist portal, then either join an existing team or form a new one. If you decide to form a new team, you will automatically be designated the team captain.
  • It is not possible to participate as a “teamless” cyclist – after all, climate protection and cycling promotion require teamwork! Teams of just two people are allowed though. Alternatively, each municipality has an “open” team that you are able to join. If you are the only active cyclist in a team when the seven-day grace period for entering kilometres after the campaign ends, you will automatically be moved to the municipality’s “open” team.
  • Everything classified as a bicycle in the Luxembourg "Code de la route" is permitted – this includes "pedelecs" with an engine output of up to 250 W. Die Inklusion und Teilhabe aller Menschen ist für uns sehr wichtig. Rollstuhlfahrer*innen können die mit Rollstuhl zurückgelegten Fahrten und km beim TOUR du DUERF eintragen. Mit einem Handbike zurückgelegten Strecken zählen ebenfalls.
  • Enter every kilometre you cover by bike during the 21-day campaign period in your online cycling log – either directly via the TOUR du DUERF / CITY CYCLING app or by logging into the cyclist portal. If you do not have internet access, simply submit your kilometre log to your team captain at the end of each week. Cycling competitions as well as indoor training on stationary bikes are excluded here.
  • It does not matter where the kilometres were covered – after all, climate protection knows no city or state boundaries.
  • It is possible to record the kilometres cycled by multiple cyclists (e.g. entire families, school classes, etc.) in the same online cycling log. IMPORTANT: be sure to indicate the exact number of people for whom you are entering kilometres!
  • It is up to you to decide how detailed you want to your kilometre entries to be (each individual trip, a daily total or – at the very least – a grand total at the end of each week).
  • You can join or form a team up until the very last day of the 21-day campaign period. Kilometres can be entered retroactively as long as they were covered during the 21-day period.
  • There is a seven-day grace period after the campaign period ends for cyclists to finalise their kilometre logs. No new entries or changes are possible after this time!

A journey is a route that starts in one place and ends in another, regardless of the number of stops that are made along the way. During circular trips, the start and finish can also be the same.

Here are a few examples to explain:

Your cycle to work is one journey, even if you stop to drop your kid off at daycare or to get something from the bakery along the way or make any minor detours. Your cycle home at the end of the day is then another journey – also regardless of the number of stops you make.

Cycling to the shops is also just one journey, no matter how many shops you cycle to; cycling home again is another.

Circular journeys such as bike rides out into the countryside are considered one journey, even if the starting point and final destination are the same. For multi-day cycling trips, the routes covered each day count as one journey.

Do you use several modes of transport to get to work? So, do you first cycle to the local railway station, then take the train to the railway station near your place of work and cycle to the office from there? Then this is also just one journey, as your destination is the office and the railway stations are merely stops along the way. Only the kilometres covered by bike count, of course – and not the kilometres you travelled by train!

  • The results of all participating municipalities and teams will be published on the website as well as on your municipality’s subpage.
  • Climate Alliance honours the most active local parliaments and municipalities based on the number of inhabitants, along with the best newcomer municipalities. On the local level, the participating municipalities are encouraged to also award prizes to the best local teams and/or cyclists.
  • See also rules in detail for the full rules of participation.

Participation in the TOUR du DUERF campaign is voluntary and at participants’ own risk. There is no recourse to legal action. For more information on data protection, please see here.