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Aotearoa Bike Challenge clocks up the kilometres

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The fifth national Aotearoa Bike Challenge has encouraged thousands more New Zealanders to cycle, with more than 24,700 people from over 2,400 organisations taking part, including over 4,325 new riders.

Throughout the month of February participants made more than 291,193 trips by bike, cycling an impressive 4,410,528 million kilometres in total, resulting in a saving of 252,032 kg of CO2 being released(external link).

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition that incentivises people to improve their health and wellbeing with one 10-minute ride enough to give them the chance to win some great prizes.

“It was great to see so many New Zealanders committed to getting on their bikes this February even with the changing COVID-19 alert levels,” says Robyn Elston, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Senior Manager, System Design.

“The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is an opportunity for more New Zealanders to experience just how easy it is to incorporate cycling into everyday life and improve their health and wellbeing. Getting about by bike is often an efficient way to get around our towns and cities, and for many Kiwis who choose to ride to work, it’s a great way to start and end their day.”

To get more New Zealanders to give cycling a go, workplaces across the country were encouraged to sign up for the challenge and to motivate staff to take part.

To give riders an extra incentive, there were over $18,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including a  Moustache eBike powered by Bosch eBike Systems, a $1000 Bookabach voucher, a Converted e-bike conversion kit and much more.

View all results from the 2021 Challenge(external link)

Place

Company

Region

Number of staff cycling

Kilometres travelled

C02 Saved

2000+ staff

1st

Christchurch City Council

Christchurch

377

69,457

7,477

2nd

Beca

National

376

72,074

5,084

3rd

The University of Auckland

Auckland

302

59,396

3,644

500-1999 staff

1st

Tonkin Taylor

National

205

31,651

2,196

2nd

Aurecon

National

160

26,212

2,152

3rd

GHD - NZ

National

136

26,537

1,687

200-499 staff

1st

Beca - Christchurch

Christchurch

138

29,303

2,452

2nd

Trimble Navigation - NZ

Christchurch

118

24,675

1,882

3rd

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Otago

113

17,594

1,103

50-199 staff

1st

Pattle Celamore Partners - NZ

National

97

17,131

1,595

2nd

Pattle Celamore Partners - Christchurch

Christchurch

51

10,680

1,041

3rd

GHD - Christchurch

Christchurch

70

14,461

986

20-49 staff

1st

Abley - Christchurch

Christchurch

39

5,016

634

2nd

Taska - Christchurch

Christchurch

25

5,924

428

4th*

Lysaght Consultants

Bay of Plenty

32

6,139

315

7-19 staff

1st

Living Earth Christchurch

Christchurch

16

3,668

279

2nd

Fastlane Fitness

National

16

5,915

37

3rd

Beca Ltd - Nelson

Nelson - Tasman

14

4,387

198

3-6 staff

1st

Wildlife Hospital Dunedin

Dunedin

6

2,941

316

2nd

LMAX Group

Auckland

5

2,285

102

3rd

Rotorua Trails Trust

Bay of Plenty

5

1,813

20

 * Cycling NZ is in 3rd place but cycling industry organisations are not included on the leader board 

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