Sustrans Cymru launches second online travel challenge to get workplaces encouraging their employees to walk, cycle or use public transport for their daily commute over the next three weeks.
The ‘Cymru Travel Challenge’ runs from 10th to 31 October with 77 workplaces and 877 individuals signed up so far to leave their cars at home and choose greener modes of transport.
Each year physical inactivity costs the NHS in Wales £51 million and this challenge is aimed to address this, demonstrating how people can incorporate physical activity into their daily routines and get them from A to B, helping to save time and money. Individuals, departments and entire workplaces are invited to take part in the challenge which provides an ideal way to get staff working together towards a healthier lifestyle.
Several prizes can be won including: £100 to donate to the winner’s charity of choice, vouchers for Wiggle, Cotswold’s Outdoor vouchers, cinema tickets and more.
In addition to the prizes, taking part in the challenge has numerous benefits for both employers and employees. Leaving the car at home means that employees can save money on petrol, experience improved health and well-being and do their bit for the environment.
The interactive website calculates money and C02 savings, calories burnt and miles clocked so that individuals can monitor their progress as they go along. It’s not too late to sign up, those who want to be a part of the challenge can register here: https://travelchallenge.getmeactive-cymru.org.uk/users/register