Active Travel Challenge – June 2023
Call for staff to sign up to 2023 Active Travel Challenge
From 1-30 June staff are encouraged to leave their car at home and take part in the Active Travel Challenge in a bid to be more sustainable, save money and to boost physical and mental health.
From a trip to the shop to the commute to work, the Active Travel Challenge encourages staff to switch up their usual routine and try walking, cycling or taking public transport as a cleaner, greener way to travel.
The joint initiative runs for the entire month of June. Participants log their ‘active travel’ journeys on the online platform for a chance to win a range Prizes , including vouchers, travel tickets, gym passes and rewards with retailers.
Fiona Meenan (second left) from BHSCT Health Improvement Team at the launch of the Active Travel Challenge
It’s free to register and participants can log their active travel journeys (under BHSCT) online throughout June.
Belfast Trust will be competing against other organisations so Register today to join the team and make a difference with your active travel journeys!
For further information on the challenge visit www.atc.getmeactive.org.uk/ #GetMeActiveNI
Leading The Way Events – Active Travel Challenge Month – June 2023
|Themed Walk – Writers of Belfast||Thursday 15th June 5.15pm to 6.30pm||Cathedral Gardens to Tour of City
|Lunchtime guided tour||Wednesday 21st June 1pm – 2pm||Explore the grandeur & history of Belfast’s City Hall
Historical tour of Belfast City Hall Registration, Wed 21 Jun 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
|History stroll at Bog Meadows Nature Reserve||Thursday 22nd June 6.30pm – 8.00pm||Explore the history and beauty of this little oasis in the heart of the city.
Guided history walk, Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast Tickets, Thu, Jun 22, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite
|Cycling Surgery (free bike checks & cycling advice)||Wednesday 7th June 11am – 2pm||The Dynes, Royal Victoria Hospital
Sustrans Cycling Surgery Registration, Wed 7 Jun 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
|Beginners/L1 cycle training||Thursday 8th June – 4pm to 6.30pm||Writers Square leaving from Cathedral Gardens Hub
|Bike Fix Basics (lean how to remove tyres, fix punctures & lots more)||Saturday 10th June 12.30pm – 2.30pm||Jack Café, CS Lewis Square
Bike Fix Basics Registration, Sat 10 Jun 2023 at 12:30 | Eventbrite
|Maintenance skills||Thursday 15th June – 12.30pm to 1.30pm||Cathedral Gardens Hub
|Ride On Belfast||Friday 9th June 7.00am -9.30am||Join Cycul’s mass ride from various city locations to Belfast City Hall. Sign up
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|Social cycle with Sustrans||Saturday 17th June 10am – 1pm||CS Lewis Square to Loughshore. For more details contact Rachael.Ludlow-Williams@sustrans.org.uk|
|Social cycle with Sustrans||Sunday 18th June – 10am to 12pm||Cathedral Gardens Hub, onwards to Victoria Park & TQ for coffee
|Social cycle with Sustrans||Thursday 22nd June 5pm to 6.30pm||Cathedral Gardens Hub to Victoria Park|
Useful links regarding Public Transport:
Three of our staff members have shared their inspiring stories on how they have become more active in their journeys. They wouldn’t change what they are now doing and the benefits are beyond physical!
- Active Travel Staff Story – Martin Thompson: https://youtu.be/oGJTYPFMdoM
- Active Travel Staff Story – Eileen Kruk: https://youtu.be/zZxLUmkIwAI
- Active Travel Staff Story – Conor Duffy: https://youtu.be/emGKcWMpRfc