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Cycle to Work 2017

All UiB staff are hereby invited to take part in 2017's Cycle to Work campaign. This year great prizes are also on offer!

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The Cycle to Work campaign starts on 19 April. The goal of the campaign is to get into better shape, although Cycle to Work is also a social initiative for staff.  This year, UiB is offering great prizes with draws for both the teams and individual staff members who take part (details about prices will be presented later). You will also have a chance to win prizes in the national competition.

UiB wants you!

Many of you will be aware of the Cycle to Work campaign, which the Norwegian Federation of Company Sport has arranged since 1973. The goal of the campaign is, as the title suggests, to get more people to cycle to work.

The campaign also represents a concrete environmental measure for UiB in which the staff can easily help to reduce CO2 emissions.

"I encourage all staff to take part in the 2017 Cycle to Work campaign. Walking, running or cycling helps to improve air quality in Bergen, while at the same time you get a bit of a workout on the way to and from work. It's also a great opportunity to test out the bicycle parking facilities UiB has built in the last two year," says rector Dag Rune Olsen.

Practical info

To take part in the draw you must register your profile and activity on Sykle til jobben.no. You can register as an individual or as a team of up to five colleagues. Click here for more info about registering.

Record your activity in Endemondo or Strava, or on Cycle to Work's website. All activity counts and you earn one point for every 30 minutes you are active. If you cycle or walk to work you will earn one point even if it takes you less than 30 minutes. You cannot earn more than three points a day, so you do not need to be a fitness freak to take part.

Participation is free for everyone who lives or works in the City of Bergen.

Why not take some photos and document your participation via social media — use the hashtag #uibsyklist

Good luck and remember your helmet!