During one month 1530 employees in 446 teams cycled 444,377 km to work. That was the Bike to Work Summer Challenge of 2018, which ran from 23 May until 20 June. The distance covered by bike is comparable to 11 times around the circumference of the world. 429 new participants got on their bike for the competition. All participants together ensured that there was 68 ton less CO2-emission. Moreover they turned up for work fit, healthy and without the stress caused by traffic jams.
In the Summer Challenge colleagues challenge each other to cycle to work during one month for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of their working days. The teams came from 97 companies. They encourage the participation of their workforce, because it enhances the team spirit.
Participant Nancy Claeys from ADMB confirms:
“During the Summer Challenge we motivated each other to cycle to work every day. We all wanted to be every bit as good as the others." The lovely weather provided additional encouragement.
Team ‘The Paljas is still alive’ of Melexis nv won the first prize in the 100%-category. Jeroen Devos and Dylan Benault cycled to work every day and gave the most accurate answer to the tiebreaker: “How many kilometres were covered by all participants together?”
The main sponsor Bosch provided the top prize: a complete all-in stay for two people in the exclusive Wellness R Experience Hotel in Remouchamps (Province of Liège).
The winners in the other categories of the general classification:
25% Team The Gulden Bikers - D’Ieteren
50% Teal VollegazzzAG - AG Insurance
75% Team Support - SD Worx
The winners in the new comers classification:
25% Team Mobiel Recyclagepark - IGEAN
50% LEt’s Go - BNP Paribas Fortis
75% Vesaliustrappers - AZ Vesalius
100% Team Cancellara - Gemeente Bierbeek
During 3 weeks teams could win a Bosch eBike Power Station during a playful weekly assignment. Teams from ADMB, BPost and Worldline will in future be able to charge up 6 e-bikes at the same time in their cycle parking thanks to this prize.