The Travelwest Challenge is here!


People in the West of England are being urged to ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks from next Monday, 10 June.

The Travelwest Challenge is an annual event which celebrates the benefits of travelling sustainably, along with the positive impact it can have on the environment, local communities and physical and mental wellbeing. The challenge aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport and lift-sharing for their daily journeys.

Using the free BetterPoints app, the six-week challenge encourages people to leave their car at home by offering some great local rewards and prizes.

The smartphone app logs sustainable journeys and enters tickets into a weekly prize draw. The more journeys logged, the more chance there is of winning each week.

Prizes include free entry to attractions and activities across the West of England, including local visits to Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, Tyntesfield and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

Take part in the challenge on your own or compete with colleagues and see where journeys appear on the sustainable travel leader board.

Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member for transport, said: “This is a great initiative to encourage sustainable travel across North Somerset and the West of England. Reducing the number of cars on our roads is beneficial for all – it improves air quality, makes people more active and reduces carbon emissions.”

The challenge runs from Monday 10 June to Sunday 21 July and is open to anyone who lives or works in North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Download the BetterPoints app and register by 9 June to be in with a chance of also winning a bonus £100 Amazon voucher. Visit www.travelwest.info/challenge