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Join the Connecting Wiltshire Travel Challenge this September

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Join the Connecting Wiltshire Travel Challenge this September

18 Aug 2014

Connecting Wiltshire, the county’s travel advice service offered by the Council, has teamed up with leading UK sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, to launch the Connecting Wiltshire Travel Challenge in September. The Challenge is an interactive, online competition, which will see workplaces around the county competing to clock up the most journeys made by walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing throughout the month of September.

Participants will be able to upload their journeys onto the website, where they can see not only how many calories they’ve burned and the amount of money they’ve saved by choosing healthy, green and cheap alternatives to driving, but also how their workplace is faring against other local businesses involved in the Challenge.

Eleanor Wratten, Connecting Wiltshire Workplace Engagement Officer, says: “The Travel Challenge is a great way to get people across Wiltshire thinking about the way they travel to work every day. By swapping the car journey for walking, cycling or public transport, you can explore your local area and be more active, all while saving money. And most of all, it’s fun!”

There will be lots of fantastic prizes and rewards such as tickets to Stonehenge, vouchers for canoe hire in Bradford on Avon and rail ticket vouchers. Prizes will be awarded for a range of reasons including to the individual who makes the most journeys by walking, cycling or public transport as well as the workplace that has the highest proportion of its employees taking part.

 Visit wiltshirechallenge.getmeactive.org.uk/ for more details and to register your workplace for the Connecting Wiltshire Travel Challenge this September.