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Silver medal position for National Park staff in Commuter Challenge

They travelled more than 9,000 miles, saved more than £1,500 and burned the equivalent of 189 doughnuts.

But despite an improved performance this year, staff at the New Forest National Park Authority couldn't quite retain their crown and win the My Journey Hampshire Commuter Challenge.

Throughout May, companies and organisations across Hampshire travelled to work on foot, by train, bike, bus or by sharing a lift.

James Brown travelled more than 1,400 miles without a car in the Commuter Challenge  

Last year a quarter of National Park Authority staff took part to win the medium organisation category. This year 44% of staff travelled without a car - but the authority was beaten into second place by Gully Howard Technical in Portsmouth.

The Commuter Challenge helps the National Park Authority’s own aim to encourage 370,000 people to get out of their cars and use greener transport by 31 March 2015.

Alison Barnes, chief executive of the National Park Authority, said: 'We didn't quite win it this year. But many more colleagues took part saving money, helping the environment, getting fitter and having a bit of fun at the same time. Many are continuing to travel car-free after their experiences in the Commuter Challenge, helping to protect the special and unique qualities of the National Park.'

To discover more about car free travel in the New Forest National Park go to

This entry was posted by on Monday 09/06/2014


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