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About the Challenge

The Challenge is all about taking part and getting more people to try changing the way they travel. The Hitravel Challenge runs from 20 Feb - 31 March 2017.

What is the Challenge?

The Hitravel challenge is a fun competition! Leave your car at home and travel into or at work another way.

Anyone who works for an organisation in the Highlands or Moray regions can take part.

It's great fun and we'll be giving out loads of prizes along the way. You can compete on your own or as part of a team. All you have to do is register and then start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard.

Which journeys count?

Any journeys to work or for work that are carried out on foot, by bike, scooter, public transport or lift-share will count.The full list of travel options will be available when you log your journeys.

You can also log a work from home day if it means you don't travel to the office by car on your own, or you could log a virtual meeting. (you'll need to tell us how far you would have traveled and which travel mode you would have used).

The more journeys you make, the higher up the leader board you'll get.

Why take part?

Take part in the Challenge, because it's great fun!

The online tools provide detailed feedback and allow you to interact with friends, colleagues and participants from other workplaces in Scotland.

There are a wide range of prizes on offer for individuals and groups.

Perhaps most importantly, cycling and walking are a great way of incorporating physical exercise into your day and using public transport, lift-sharing, home-working and video-conferencing are great ways to help reduce congestion and all can save you money. This helps you look good, feel good, and do your bit for the environment too!

How do I win?

The winning workplace in each size category will be the workplace that achieves the highest level of participation.

This means that you need to get your colleagues involved and encourage them to have at least one go at travelling by a different, more sustainable mode of transport rather than just reaching for the car keys and driving.

They just have to try one journey and log it to be included as a participant and to get your team's participation percentage up. We hope that they will enjoy it and try it again.

To get to the top of the individual leaderboard you have to log more journeys than anyone else. We'll be doing a prize draw of the top 10 individuals at the end of the Challenge but we'll also be giving out lots of prizes along the way. To be eligible for these prizes you need to log at least 1 journey a week.