The Active Travel Challenge is back!

The daily commute to work can get a little monotonous, but an initiative in East Sussex aims to add some variety – all while helping the planet!

The 2019 Active Travel Challenge is now open to people living or working in the county.

Participants are being challenged until June 30 to register as many sustainable journeys for work such as car-share, walking, cycling, or by bus or train. They can log their daily journeys and see how much exercise they get, as well as seeing how much money they save by not travelling alone by car.

Some £1,500 worth of prizes and vouchers are available, including two-night stay in luxury cabin at Swallowtail Hill worth over £300.

The challenge is part of Active Access for Growth being delivered by Sustrans, supported by SDNP for East Sussex County Council.

Alister Linton-Crook, Cycling Project Officer for the National Park, who is taking on the challenge, said: “Taking part is good fun, great for the planet, saves money and is fabulous for my wellbeing.

“Challenging yourself to travel more sustainably in June could change your life, whether it be car-sharing, using public transport, walking or cycling. It might not be convenient every day but everyone can make the effort to include sustainable travel into their lifestyle and the ATC is a catalyst to challenge yourself to have a go.

“This challenge is a fun opportunity for us to see the benefits of making the extra effort as the website calculates the carbon savings, calorie usage and money savings of the sustainable journeys logged in June.”

Visit https://eastsussex.getmeactive.org.uk/ to find out more and take part.