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Institute staff pedal into first place

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Last year’s Bike Week encouraged a number of staff to take up the challenge of cycling to work, and their continued enthusiasm helped propel us into first place.

Staff at The James Hutton Institute have pedalled their way to first place in the Aberdeen Cycle Commuter Challenge 2011.

The challenge took place during Team Green Britain Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event which ran from 19 June 2011. Journeys to and from work by bicycle counted towards a total score which also included bonus points for those cycling to work for the first time.

The challenge was split into different sized businesses with The James Hutton Institute a clear winner of the Medium Category with a score of 851, more than double the score achieved by second place Nautronix. Across all participating companies in Aberdeen, nearly 1,000 journeys were logged covering an estimated 5,000 miles.

Cycle Challenge Coordinator Ben Watt said, "Last year’s Bike Week encouraged a number of staff to take up the challenge of cycling to work, and their continued enthusiasm helped propel us into first place. I’m delighted with the results and we hope that the new cycle commuters recruited this year will also continue to use pedal power rather than their cars."

For further details visit Aberdeen Cycle Forum.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.