We are doing the GCC (Global Corporate Challenge) with work this year. Its a challenge where employees are asked to where a pedometer and count how many steps they do daily. The idea been that it will help us lead more active lives and stop using the lift so much etc...

Now there is a conversion where you can input the distance you have cycled and it will convert this figure into steps. The conversion figure is 0.6 miles = 300 steps. This is just a generic figure and doesn't matter what type of bike you are riding, or what terrain.

So, what i wan't to know is. Has anybody been clever enough to make a calculator where you can work out the effort used while cycling comparing different bikes, maybe even different terrains?

The main reason for this thread is to try and make it a little fairer between the cyclists in the office.

Lets say person a rides 5 miles on a BMX to the office, person b rides 10 miles on a MTB and person c rides 20 miles on a road/race bike. Who does the most work? (For now assuming we are all riding on tarmac).

Obviously, there are so many more variables that could be considered, but would it be easy to work out?

Im person b by the way, and hoping to get GCC to add a little more info so once converted, my steps will be a little closer to person c