Even this year, our company has decided to support its employees through the Cycling to Work event. Despite its name, the event is intended for all non-motorized journeys to and from work. As last year, with regard to home office, an exception applied to recording trips and walks in the neighbourhood area. On the republic-wide scale, the event was attended by more than 22 000 participants. Compared to the previous years, we registered an increase in the number of participants from our company. In 2019, there were 37 participants from our company (we cycled and walked 14 999 km). A year later, the number was 47 (19 747 km). This year there were 55 of us sporting (23 923 km in total)! This year the group from Bratislava joined us for the first time by registering with the Olomouc headquarters.
We officially started up the event on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, by our common online breakfast. We defined the corporate challenges which individuals and teams could join. Throughout May, we recorded our non-motorized journeys. A secondary, but not a negligible factor of the entire event was the collection of data on the individual contestants’ movements in various municipalities and surrounding areas. The organizing association AutoMat uses such data in the communication with municipal administrations, police, and other institutions with regard to the construction and interconnection of pavements and cycle paths for safer movement in municipalities and others.
On Friday, 18 June 2021, we included the announcement of the Cycling to Work competitions in the corporate sporting meeting in Baldovec. The prizes were of a sports or liquid nature. The most important discipline was Team Regularity. All teams with regularity exceeding 80 % entered the draw for a beautiful blue scooter Kostka Tour Max G5. This year our most determined sportsman Aleš drew the Olomouc team Moving Towards Health – Kristýna, Martin and Martin. This team can use the scooter for one year. Then, this means of transport will ‘pass’ to the team’s local branch, this time in Olomouc. The last year’s scooter is now located in Pardubice.
After the last year’s beautiful company-wide success when the Olomouc headquarters gained the ‘Cycling Employer of the Czech Republic’ and the ‘Golden Cycling Employer’ titles, the Ostrava branch has reached a local success: Cycling Employer of the Year in Ostrava.
We thank our company for paying the starting fees for all participants and for the beautiful prizes led by the great scooter. We are looking forward to the next year!