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East Sussex: Travel your way to health this September


Calling all Eastbourne and Hastings staff and students, challenge yourself to get more active with the Active Travel Challenge. The Active Travel Challenge is being delivered by Sustrans as part of East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth Programme.

The Challenge is all about taking part and getting more people to try healthy active journeys for their travel. The Active Travel Journey Challenge runs from 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2018. 

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What is the Challenge?

The aim of the Challenge is to get as many people as possible commuting to work by walking, cycling, using public transport and lift-sharing. You can log your journeys for work too.  

Anyone who works in East Sussex can take part. 

If you live in East Sussex and work from home, or work remotely within East Sussex, you can register for the challenge. 

It’s great fun and we'll be giving out loads of prizes along the way. You can compete on your own or as part of a team, such as your organisation, workplace or department. 

All you have to do is register and then start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard. 


Which journeys count?

The aim of the Challenge is to reduce the number of journeys by car on your own. 

Any journeys to work or for work that are carried out on foot, by bike, by public transport or lift-sharing all count. You can also log a 'work at home' day if it means you don't have to travel to the office by car on your own. 

The more journeys you do by sustainable modes, the higher up the leaderboard you'll get.


Why take part?

The first reason to take part in the challenge is because it’s great fun! 

The online tools provide detailed feedback and allows you to interact with friends, colleagues and participants from other workplaces in East Sussex. 

There are also a wide range of prizes on offer for individuals and groups. 

Perhaps most importantly, cycling and walking are a great way of incorporating physical exercise into your day and using public transport, lift-sharing, home-working are great ways to help reduce congestion and improve air quality and all can save you money, too. This helps you look good, feel good, and do your bit for the environment! 


How do I win?


The winning workplace in each size category will be the workplace that achieves the highest level of participation. 

This means that you need to get your colleagues involved and encourage them to have at least one go at travelling by a different, more sustainable mode of transport rather than just reaching for the car keys and driving. 

They just have to try one journey and log it to be included as a participant and to get your team's participation percentage up. We hope that they will enjoy it and try it again. 


To get to the top of the individual leaderboard you have to log more journeys than anyone else. We'll be giving out a prize to the individual leader at the end of the Challenge but we'll also be giving out lots of prizes along the way. To be eligible for these prizes you need to log at least 1 journey a week.