The University is ready for the active travel challenge!

University colleagues are invited to take part in two active travel initiatives from next week – Walk to Work Week and the Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge.

Walk to Work Week takes place from 14 – 18 May and is about more than just walking as a means of travelling in to work.





Andy Binder, University Travel & Transport Officer, said: “If you can’t walk all of part of your journey to work you can still get involved by taking lunchtime walks, ‘walking meetings’ or uploading photos from your walks.

“You could top the University’s leader board, or help Salford compete against other organisations across the country to see who walks the most. All colleagues who take part will be entered into a prize draw to win a treatment of your choice at the Health Hub in the Sports Centre.”

If cycling is more your style, then the Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge takes place from 14 May to 5 June  – a chance for University colleagues to get on their bikes and have some fun competing against other workplaces within Greater Manchester.




The competition is based on participation and not how far or fast you can cycle.

Andy added: “The aim is for as many colleagues as possible to ride a bike for at least 10 minutes between Monday 14 May and Tuesday 5 June 2012 to reach the top of the leader board, claim victory and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.”

For information and registration for the cycle challenge, please visit and join colleagues from across the University who have already signed up.

To be part of the University’s walking effort visit to register. There you can join our workplace group ‘University of Salford’ and record your walks online during the 14–18 May.

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