LeicesterShire Sustainable Travel Challenge is offering the chance to win fantastic prizes to users who log walking or running miles during a two-week period from Monday 12 May to Sunday 25 May 2014 inclusive. They can be your commute, a trip to the shops or even just an outing over the weekend.

So, what could you win and how you can win it?

  • A consultation and personal training fitness session with Bridie at Darcy Fitness

To enter the prize draw, log running journeys totalling 8 miles

  • A Ramblers’ membership for a year (individual or joint for two people at the same address)

An online tool that aims to incentivise sustainable travel is being launched by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. The LeicesterShire Sustainable Travel Challenge (STC) lets users earn Stravel Points in relation to the miles they travel by walking, cycling, running, using public transport or car sharing. The Stravel Points can then be redeemed for exclusive offers and discounts from local retailers.

As well as aiming to reduce the carbon footprint across Leicester and Leicestershire while promoting healthier lifestyles, LeicesterShire STC will support local businesses by promoting their offers and services to residents across the region.

For the chance to save money on goods and leisure activities, individuals, private groups or even work teams from across Leicester and Leicestershire can join the challenge to build up Stravel Points. Additional awards will also be up for grabs during special challenge periods throughout the year.

Early April saw the launch of a new initiative, the LeicesterShire Sustainable Travel Challenge (www.LeicesterShireSTC.org.uk). The challenge lets users earn Stravel Points for every mile they travel by walking, cycling, running, using public transport or car sharing. The points can then be redeemed for exclusive offers and discounts from local and national retailers. The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 16 who lives and/or works within Leicestershire.

The challenge is an ongoing one i.e. points are accrued throughout the whole year. There are also 6 special challenge periods, each lasting 2 weeks, which coincide with events in the city and county related to sustainable travel e.g. Walk to Work Week in May, National Liftshare Week in October. During these special challenge periods, which focus on different modes of sustainable travel, participants can win prizes, as well as accrue reward points.

Commuters to the city are now able to benefit from extra savings by using a group ticket in the morning peak.  

It costs £3.50 for up to five people travelling together in the same car, making the price as low as 70p per person for a return journey. Group tickets are available all day every day, including Saturdays.

If you’re looking at saving even more on your commute into Leicester, a 26-week ticket has now been reduced from £250 to £230 and the 52-week ticket has been reduced from £470 to £420. www.quicksilverbus.co.uk/fares 

2014 Calendar of Sustainable Travel Promotions can be found here.                    


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