WELCOME TO THE AXA COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE LEADER INFORMATION PAGE
See.Sense is Cycling Ireland’s Official Bike Light Supplier, and we are delighted to be supporting the AXA Community Bike Rides programme.
As an active AXA Community Bike Ride Leader, you have been provided with a See.Sense smart bike light to make you more visible on your rides, and help provide Cycling Ireland with important data insights that will be used to grow the AXA Community Bike Rides programme.
Whenever you are on an AXA Community Bike Ride, Cycling Ireland request that you use the See.Sense light, connected to the See.Sense app, so that we can collect data insights about your individual ride. These insights will be used by Cycling Ireland to engage and motivate individuals to take part or increase their participation in AXA Community Bike Rides.
To get started, download our app using the links below then follow the 3 simple steps:
Download the free See.Sense app on iOS or Android:
1. CONNECT YOUR LIGHTS
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, open our app and press the 'Add Light' option. A blue LED will flash on the light once connected. Click here to see a demo video.
2. JOIN THE AXA RIDE LEADER GROUP
Go to Settings > My Account > Authenticate > 'Sign up for Smart Cities'. Then you will be asked for your "Project ID". Please enter 'AXARIDELEADER'.
Create an Account. Be sure to use the same email address you used with your Cycling Ireland membership. You can watch our demonstration video for guidance.
As an AXA Community Bike Ride Leader, you will need to agree to special terms and conditions that allow us to share your individual ride data with Cycling Ireland for the purpose of capturing your AXA Community Bike Rides. You can read more about this in our FAQ section below.
Before each AXA Community Bike Ride, but are out cycling, ensure your location settings are enabled and your app is open or in the background. Check your light is connected to the app (you’ll see a small blue LED will be flashing on the top of your light if it is connected). Switch your light on and ride! See.Sense lights only send data while your light is on.
Important: When you aren’t on an AXA Ride, we would ask that you disconnect from the app (Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. Then swipe up on the app to kill the app). This is to ensure the data insights we collect are only from the AXA Community Bike Rides. You are still encouraged to use the See.Sense light during all your cycling activity.
The See.Sense ACE bike light is an award-winning light that helps to make cycling safer by being visible in daylight and reacting by flashing brighter & faster in riskier moments.
HOW DOES THE LIGHT COLLECT DATA?
The patented sensor and communications technology inside See.Sense lights identifies 800 sensor recordings / second. It then applies artificial intelligence to perform 32 million operations per second on these readings. The light then sends this processed data via low energy bluetooth to your smartphone, then your smartphone sends the data to the cloud. It’s this combination of our patented hardware and app that allows See.Sense to gather never-before-seen insights, that are simply not possible using an app alone.
How do I know if I am collecting data?
If you are collecting data, you will see your Ride Stats change in the app and occasionally you will be prompted to fill in a post ride survey.
WHAT DOES SEE.SENSE DO WITH THE DATA? As an AXA Community Bike Ride Leader, your individual journey on the AXA Community Bike Ride will be tracked, to help us build a visual 'heat map" of the locations of the AXA Community Bike Rides across ROI and NI. We will share the visual heatmaps created with Cycling Ireland, who plan to use it to help to engage and motivate our community to ride more. Note, participation in this program requires acceptance of different privacy controls around sharing of data than used in the standard See.Sense retail projects (where only aggregated depersonalised data insights are shared).
What data privacy controls are in place?
As an AXA Community Bike Ride Leader, all data that you collect will be shared with Cycling Ireland and made publicly accessible on the Cycling Ireland website. By agreeing to collect data, you accept that this data will be in the public domain. Please ensure you set privacy zones in the app and only collect data when riding as a Ride Leader on an AXA Community Bike Ride. The full terms and conditions for this project are available in-app for you to agree before joining the project.
Why do I need to allow location settings?
The light doesn’t have any in-built GPS components (they would use too much battery life) so See.Sense relies on the phone’s GPS to pair location with the data collected by the light. Location settings are also required for crash alerts.
Does the app drain my battery?
It depends on the phone, but one hour of riding will use approximately 10% of your battery. If not riding, the battery use is negligible.
Can I run other location tracking apps at the same time eg. Strava? And will it drain my battery if I am using both?
You can run the See.Sense app at the same time as other location apps such as Strava and Map My Ride . In terms of battery usage, apps using location data will use around 10% of your battery per hour. When you run a second app, this will bring total battery usage to around 12% per hour (depending on the make of your phone), which does not represent a significant increase.
Do I have to keep my phone with me when I cycle?
Yes, your smartphone will have to be with you on your ride and also connected through our app to the light (keeping it on in the background is OK). This allows for data to be collected and then sent to the cloud via your smartphone once your ride has ended. Your phone doesn't have to be on your handlebars, it can be in your pocket or backpack.
Does the app use up my data allowance?
As an average for every hour of riding, the app will use about 1-2MB (about the same as uploading one photograph). If not riding, the data use is negligible. This does vary slightly between phone models but the data usage is very low.
What if my light doesn’t work/I have a problem setting it up?
If you have any questions or have a problem with your See.Sense light, please open a new support ticket here.
Do I need to cycle differently, e.g. cycle through potholes so they are flagged?
Not at all, please simply cycle the way you normally would. Our telemetry insights can detect road surface anomalies before potholes occur as well as avoiding action you take around large defects. Simply enjoy your ride as normal.
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