June 20th 2014

Commuters and organisations across Derby have been taking part in Derby’s first Commuter Challenge this month. 

Organised by Connected, the aim of the challenge is to get as many people as possible leaving the car at home, and instead choosing to walk, cycle, use public transport, motorbike/scooter or car share for their daily commute to work, and work related journeys, as well as avoiding travel by home working.

Over 35 businesses have already registered, and with just one week left, there’s still time for more people working in Derby to register and log their journeys to work.  The most dedicated participants will be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes for themselves, including restaurant and cinema vouchers, as well as free advertising and a donation to a chosen charity up for grabs for winning organisations.

Lisa Hopkinson, Personal Travel Advisor, for Connected said“We want to encourage Derby commuters to reduce their number of car journeys and have fun competing against their colleagues and other companies. We’ve had some great feedback from people who say it has motivated them to get on their bikes or start walking to work and leave the car at home. Anyone working in Derby or studying at the university or college can still enter and help push their organisation to the top of the leader board”.

The Commuter Challenge ends on Sunday 29th June.