Jasmax in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge

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    Dawn McMath

    Jasmax clocked up over 14,000km on our bikes this February, competing in a month-long bike challenge organised by Auckland Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Aotearoa Bike Challenge encouraged participation, with workplaces collecting points for distance and the most staff getting on their bikes!

    1,137 organisations signed up for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge with 14,194 participants raring to go. This year, all four Jasmax studios were involved in the challenge, setting up studio profiles on the Love to Ride platform to compete with other local organisations of similar size. The challenge inspired more Jasmax staff to ride to work and organise lunch-time bike rides. It also raised awareness of the E-bikes that Jasmax provide for employees across three studios. These E-bikes are part of a wider sustainability initiative that makes fossil free travel options available to staff who need to commute to meetings.

    The Auckland Studio efforts resulted in Jasmax coming first (for the second year running) in the Auckland Bike Challenge with an overall 34% participant rate. While the Jasmax Christchurch Studio achieved a remarkable 93% participation rate, placing third in the nationwide Aotearoa Bike Challenge. Jasmax Tauranga rode over 830km, placing sixth in the Bay of Plenty Bike Challenge with an 83% participation rate. Our Wellington Studio placed fourth in the Wellington Bike Challenge with a 61% participation rate.

    Well done to all involved and we’re looking forward to next year’s challenge!

    Credit: Photograph of our Auckland team supplied by Auckland Transport.

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