Travelwest’s annual challenge is back for Active October to give you and your colleagues some motivation throughout Autumn to stay active and use sustainable travel.
The event will be running from 1st – 31st October, but you and your colleagues can register to take part NOW!
This year we have partnered with Sustrans for Active October to encourage businesses across the West of England to compete by getting the highest numbers of their staff to keep active and log their journeys into an online portal.
It’s free to participate, and in doing so you could encourage your staff to make long term behavioural changes when it comes to their travel choices – benefitting health, reducing carbon emissions, and cutting travel costs for them and your business. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognise that many of the businesses we work with (including ourselves at Travelwest!) have changed their commuting behaviour. It’s therefore even more important for our physical and mental health to incorporate some activity into our working day, whether it’s cycling, scooting, running or walking! Furthermore, for those journeys that still need to be made, we will be encouraging public transport, and lift-sharing – both great ways to reduce congestion and save money. All this helps you get fitter, feel good, and what’s more, there’s plenty of prizes up for grabs!
All you need to do is sign up as a user, and it will prompt you to register your organisation’s details. It takes 2 minutes and you’ll be able to feature your workplace on the leaderboards, and be entered into workplace prizes!
Once you’ve registered, there are downloadable materials on the website HERE to start promoting to colleagues and we’ve attached a suggested email template to this email for you to send to your colleagues!