Cycling Revolution in Housing Trust

Brighton Housing Trust has won the Brighton and Hove cycle challenge for mid-sized organisations with 200-499 staff by encouraging over 15% of its staff to cycle to work during the month of March.

Run by Brighton and Hove City Council in conjunction with Love to Ride, it encouraged all staff to log their cycle rides on the Love to Ride Brighton and Hove website during the month of March.

Over 15% of BHT staff took part, over double their nearest rival, the University of Brighton. Funding has now been agreed for another three years for organisations to take part.

Members of staff from BHT were presented with their prize at a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Pete West.

Daniel O’Connell, BHT’s Head of Human Resources and Learning and Development said: “This was a wonderful initiative supported by an interactive webpage engaging staff to log their rides and encourage others.

“Our staff recognise the link in their wellbeing for themselves as well as our clients and residents. They cycled 1,293 miles, saving 635lbs of CO2, saving money, reducing our emissions and getting fitter at the same time. We are already looking forward to next year.

“I would like to thank our colleagues at the City Council and at Love to Ride for arranging this enjoyable challenge. It has inspired many colleagues and will have benefits well beyond the challenge itself. It might not be an actual cycling revolution, but it has brought about change for me and many of my colleagues.”