What is the Challenge?
Anyone who works in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset can take part and we're hoping to get as many workplaces signed up as possible.
Its great fun and we'll be giving out loads of great prizes along the way. Once your workplace is signed up you can compete as part of a team or on your own. All you have to do is register and start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard.Don't forget to encourage as many colleagues as possible to join in.
If your workplace hasn't signed up yet, you can sign it up, or find the most relevant person to do it. The first person from a workplace who sign s up acts as the Captain.
If you live in Bournemouth, Poole or Dorset but don't work here, don't worry! residents can sign up and compete as individals. You can still win lots of prizes but won't be entered into the workplace prize draw.
How do I edit my profile?
If you need to edit any of your journeys just click on the 'view journeys' button which you'll find under the journey totals of your profile.
How do I join a team?
How do I change my team?
How do I amend my team profile?
Information for team captains can be found on the 'Workplace Captain info' page in the drop down box from the 'ME' tab in the menu bar.
How do I find out who my Workplace Captain is?
Can we keep an eye on our competitors?
1. Get your captain to log-in.
2. Get them to go the profile page of the workplace you want to 'watch'.
3. Just underneath the workplace name they'll see a 'Watch this team' button.
4. Click the button.
Now go back to your own workplace profile and you'll see a section showing the ones you are watching. You'll see how they are doing and how far ahead or behind them you are.
What counts as a "journey"?
Also, if you use more than one sustainable mode of travel on your way to/from work or out and about on business you can count each mode as a separate journey. For example: you walk 1 mile to the bus stop and then take a 10 mile bus ride to work. You can log a walking journey and a separate bus journey.
Working from home? - this counts too! Just select this option from the list of modes and enter the distance that you would have travelled.
Who can I contact for more information?
Technical queries - Sustrans Challenge Team - email@example.com
Travel advice Bournemouth and Poole - Getting About - firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel advice Dorset - Travel Dorset - email@example.com
It's too far for me to walk or cycle to work!
Does a short walk or cycle ride really make any difference?
I don't have a bike, but would like to get one that suits me.
What type of bike should I buy?
What do I need to wear for cycling?
Do I have to be part of a team to take part?
If the Challenge has already started. Can I still join?
How are the carbon, calorie and cost savings calculated?
Calorie savings are based on NHS figures for average walking and cycling activity. Cost calculations are based on AA data regarding the cost of running a car, and use approximate figures based on the average car.