Team wins competition

The team of walkers and cyclists from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth.
The team of walkers and cyclists from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth.
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The winners of a sustainable travel initiative are from a Blyth company.

Staff from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth have a spring in their step after winning the ‘Go the Extra Mile’ competition organised by Go Smarter.

The team from ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre was the Northumberland winner, completing the highest number of miles per person under their own steam.

The team of ten staff clocked up an average of 196 miles each, walking and cycling to and from work throughout August instead of taking the car.

The team has been awarded a prize of £100 of shopping vouchers for each member of the group.

Peter Greaves, ‘Team Cycle-Path’ representative at ORE Catapult, said: “We are delighted to have won this fun but challenging competition.

“It is a great way to keep fit and get more people involved in sustainable ways to travel such as biking and walking to work, and also really complements our business ethos of promoting greater use of renewable energy alternatives.”