Bike to work!

The colleagues of ITSH were the most active during the Bike to work! campaign organized for the 16th time by the Hungarian Cyclist’ Club and Ministry for Innovation and Technology. During the countrywide campaign, happening between 6th and 31st of May aimed at promoting riding a bike to work, the employees of more than 1700 companies and individual participants opted for taking their favourite form of transportation to work. Although we have organized a similar in-house competition in the past, this was the first time that we have joined the national campaign.

Even though this May has come with the most rain in the past years and made the competitors’ job quite hard, our colleagues – defeating the elements – cycled almost 13 000 kilometres, thus the ITSH team did not only win in biking days, but in ridden kilometres too. The competition was so fierce, that in the middle of May the ITSH team and the team of the Robert Bosch LLc competed head-to-head, however, in the end the purple team has won by over 2000 kms, reducing air pollution by about 2 tons of CO2.

ITSH pays special attention to support sustainability endeavours and a healthy lifestyle, and the participation in the Bike to work! campaign was a perfect fusion of these objectives, therefore we will not miss the competition in September, either.

Colleagues performing the best during the campaign will each be rewarded for their efforts with a pair of USEEME bracelets by ITSH, to make transportation by bike easier for them, as it works using the usual signs but combined with lights, resulting in better visibility, which is crucial for their safety.

We are hoping that those who have not yet participated in the campaign will join those colleagues who have heroically faced the obstacles and won over them and they all will bring their favourite – the bike – to work.

Congratulations to all the participants and thank you for your efforts.