Over a million calories burned in Cycle Challenge Jersey

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cycle Challenge Jersey encouraged nearly 100 people to cycle for the first time in more than a year and in all participants clocked up an impressive 77,230 km and saved 15.6 tonnes of CO2, burning off more than 1.2 million calories, which is equivalent to cycling around the world nearly two times and burning off 4,990 Jersey ice creams.

The results of the Challenge, which saw work places competing against each other to recruit as many people as possible to cycle 10 minutes or more between 2 – 22 June, have now been announced with certificates and prizes awarded at a ceremony on Thursday 26 June. The first team in each size category won a team prize ranging from wine tasting tours to guided cycling tours with Arthur Lamy. In addition, the top three teams in each category received a Cycle Challenge Jersey 2014 certificate.

The results were as follows:

500+ size category

  • 1st: RBS International & Natwest – 12% participation (out of the total workforce) including 24 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Home Affairs – States of Jersey – 11% participation including 26 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: Transport and Technical Services – States of Jersey – 7% participation, including 15 non-cyclists
  • 200-499 size category
  • 1st: UBS AG – 15% participation, including 5 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Chief Minister’s Department – States of Jersey – 11.4% participation, including 8 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: Social Security – States of Jersey – 11.25% participation, including 9 non-cyclists

50-199 size category

  • 1st: OSS – RBC Wealth Management – 33% participation, including 15 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Physiotherapy – Health & Social Services – States of Jersey – 32% participation, including 7 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: Department of the Environment – States of Jersey – 30% participation, including 18 non-cyclists

20-49 size category

  • 1st: Bel Royal School – Education, Sport & Culture – States of Jersey – 93% participation, including 19 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Products & Marketing – International RBS & Natwest – 65% participation, including 6 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: Treasury & Investor Solutions – International RBS & Natwest – 57% participation, including 7 non-cyclists

7-19 size category

  • 1st: Beaumont Structural Consultants – 100% participation, including 7 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Parsons Brinckerhoff – Transport and Technical Services – States of Jersey – 86% participation, including 5 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: Corporate Finance – Treasury and Resources – States of Jersey – 71% participation, including 8 non-cyclists

3-6 size category

  • 1st: Environmental Policy and EES – Department of the Environment – States of Jersey – 100% participation, including 5 non-cyclists
  • 2nd: Transport Policy – Transport and Technical Services – States of Jersey – 100% participation, including 2 non-cyclists
  • 3rd: CREAS – UBS AG – 100% participation

This year’s Cycle Challenge once again had tremendous support from a number of local businesses who donated prizes and sponsored events including: A2B, Active, Arthur Lamy, Big Maggy’s, Co-operative Society, Durrell Conservation Trust, First Class Catering, Heavens to Betsie catering van, Jersey Kayak Adventures, La Mare Wine Estate, Liberty Bus, Paula for her cake, Prosperity 24.7, Puffin Bike Hire and Sally’s snow cones.

Over the last 16 months of cycling programmes offered by the States of Jersey, 2,000 people, representing over 50 organisations have taken to the saddle.

Deputy Kevin Lewis, Minister for Transport and Technical Services said: “This is the second year the States of Jersey has run a Cycle Challenge event, and we are delighted to see that the number of new cyclists is on the rise and that seven new organisations registered. I was also very pleased to hear that TTS Department have once again won awards, which demonstrates the Department’s continual commitment to greener, more sustainable travel. Thank you to everyone who took part.”

All results and prizes winners are published at www.cyclechallengejersey.co.uk, and spot prizes have been selected at random by the UK Love to Ride team.

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