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Are you joining the Big Plymouth Travel Challenge?

Get those comfy shoes and bikes out – the Big Plymouth Travel Challenge starts on Monday (1 July).

We and Sustrans are challenging people to leave the car at home for more of their everyday journeys next month and try cleaner, greener, healthier ways of getting from A to B.

The challenge encourages people to choose active travel options like walking, cycling, scooting or skating as a way of staying fit and healthy, saving money and helping to improve local air quality.

As an extra incentive, there are two special prizes – a Raleigh bike worth £475 and two family sets of Micro Scooters worth £375 each – as well as shopping vouchers up for grabs. See the Sustrans website for full prize details.

Everyone who registers will get online access to lots of useful hints, tips and support and a personalised dashboard where they can log their progress. They can even set themselves targets, such as calories burned, miles travelled or carbon emissions cut.

It’s all part of our 'active travel prescribing' programme, where our transport and public health teams work with partners including Sustrans, as well as health providers, link workers (within GP practices and health and wellbeing hubs) and community groups to get more people enjoying active travel as a form of exercise.

Everyone who lives or works in Plymouth is welcome to sign up to the challenge and you can go solo or team up with friends, family or colleagues.

Register now and get ready to start logging your journeys!