Got a question about the Wrap Up and Get Out Workplace Challenge?

Here are some commonly asked questions

If you don’t find the answer to your query below, please email katie.tierney@activenorfolk.org

I’m self-employed, can I take part?

Yes.  Workplaces of all sizes can take part, from self-employed individuals to workplaces with hundreds or thousands of staff on site.

If the challenge has already started, can I / my workplace still join in?

Yes.  Employees and new workplaces can register to take part at any time during the duration of the challenge. Please email us at customercare@betterpoints.uk and we can add your workplace.

Our organisation has three workplace sites in Norwich, Greater Norwich and Great Yarmouth.  Can we enter our organisation, and these three sites, as one workplace?

Yes!  When you register, you will be asked to list all your eligible workplace sites that are based in Norwich, Greater Norwich and Great Yarmouth.  These will be grouped together as one workplace/organisation.

How can my workplace win £100 for charity?

A £100 donation will be given as a reward to the workplaces who get the most amount of their employees taking part in the challenge.  This is based on % engagement of staff who log at least one eligible activity during the duration of the challenge.

There are three £100 prizes up for grabs across three size categories with £50 given to the workplaces who finish in runner-up position:

Small workplaces – 10-49 employees

Medium workplaces – 50-249 employees

Large workplaces – 250+ employees


What type of activity counts?

ALL walking, cycling and running activities recorded within the Pushing Ahead rewards zone, of at least half a mile, will count towards the challenge.

Where possible, we would like to encourage individuals to build in activity by replacing their car journeys with active travel.  However, walking, cycling and running completed as leisure activities will also count.

Please note that manipulating the app by stopping and starting your activity every half a mile during a walk, running or cycling activity to earn more BetterTickets is not allowed.


What is the Pushing Ahead rewards zone?

To be eligible for this challenge, activities must be completed in the ‘rewards zone’ in Greater Norwich and Great Yarmouth, displayed in the map below.

The ‘rewards zone’ is a 10-mile radius from the centre of Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Any walking, running or cycling activity of over 1/2 mile that falls within this zone will count in the challenge.

Why is this challenge only available to businesses in Norwich, Greater Norwich and Great Yarmouth?

The Wrap Up and Get Out Workplace Challenge is being supported by Pushing Ahead which is a Department for Transport funded programme to promote walking and cycling, support active travel, and boost economic growth in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

 

I live too far away from work to consider travelling by walking, running or cycling.  Any ideas?

Given a trial run, you might be surprised to realise that walking, running or cycling is an option for your commute, so why not consider giving it a go?

If this isn’t an option but you would like to use your commute as an opportunity to obtain BetterTickets during the challenge, why not consider using Public Transport instead of your car?  This way you could build some walking or cycling into your journey to the bus stop or train station as well as completing your commute actively at the other end!

 

I want to try walking, running or cycling to work but I don’t know the best route.  Can you help?

Through Pushing Ahead, you can receive a personalised travel plan for the journey of your choice.  You simply enter your journey details and a personalised plan will be provided to you! Click here to find out more.

 

I’m interested in the idea of cycling more, but I don’t have a bike?

It’s always nice if you can try before you buy, so why not borrow a bike to see if it’s for you?  The Cycle Loan Scheme from Pushing Ahead gives you access to a FREE bike for up to 4 weeks.  It comes complete with a lock, light, helmet and child seat (if you need one), all for just a £10 deposit. A limited number of electric bikes are also available for a £50 deposit.


How does the app work?

For more information about Betterpoints or how the app works, click here.