The Ski Club of Great Britain has finished in the Top 10 of the Transport for London Workplace Cycle Challenge 2009.
Transport for London set up the event to encourage organisations throughout London to get as many staff as possible to take to two wheels and the Ski Club, with its base in Wimbledon, Greater London, finished 6th in the ‘enterprise sized organisation’ category for most number of bike users.
As you may expect, the staff at Ski Club HQ are a healthy bunch, and with the added motivation of the positive environmental benefits of cycling, it may not come as a surprise that 40% of the staff rode to work during the Workplace Cycle Challenge, and the good news is that they are continuing to do so.
With environmental issues high on the Ski Club agenda – the Ski Club run the environmental mountain campaign Respect the Mountain - it is encouraging to see nearly half of the organisation opting to commute by bike.
For more information and results of the Transport for London Workplace Cycle Challenge 2009 visit cyclechallenge.tfl.gov.uk and for advice on reducing environmental impact in snowsports visit respectthemountain.com
For more information please contact Ski Club of Great Britain PR Manager Daniel Loots - firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain (skiclub.co.uk) is a not-for-profit snowsports club which helps members get the most out of their snowsports experience. With 29,000 members, there are hundreds of discounts on travel, kit and holidays; winter sports specific travel insurance; access to industry-leading snow reports; info & advice on all things wintersports-related and exclusive access to Ski with the Club experiences, including Freshtracks holidays, the Ski Club Leaders service and the new instructor-led guiding service in France.
Respect the Mountain
The Respect the Mountain Campaign was an initiative set up by the Ski Club of Great Britain in 2004 to help raise awareness of the environmental impact of snowsports and how skiers and boarders can minimise their impact and preserve the mountains for generations to come. The Respect the Mountain campaign has donated over £34,000 to several environmental projects including the Woodland Trust tree planting scheme, research projects, awareness tools including makesnowsportsgreener.com and the Eco-guide to Mountain Gear.
The Respect the Mountain website also hosts the Seven Steps to Preserve the Mountain, the Green Resort Guide and green guidelines for resort workers and snowsports businesses. respectthemountain.com