Cycling to work for better health – and team building

By Published on June 14, 2022


Thriving at the workplace is an important priority for everyone. Fortunately, for this purpose, there is a wide range of activities and team-building functions to help make coming to work more fun and healthy. Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) decided to tackle this challenge – by biking to work!

We bike-to-work campaign

The Danish national bicycle association Cyklistforbundet has been sponsoring a bike-to-work campaign (in Danish: Vi cykler til arbejde) every year now for the last 24 years. The idea is to bike to work during the entire month of May to raise awareness of public health, to reduce pollution and to minimize car traffic on the roads. But equally important it is also a team-building exercise that is a lot of fun. And there are also prizes. Among the prizes, there is a grand prize drawing for those teams that biked the most days.

B&K Vibro has actively participated in this campaign for the last 18 years but unfortunately, it was canceled for a couple of years due to the coronavirus. Last year we started again with 4 riders and this year our team included seven participants. Because there are still some who work at home from time to time, this year it was possible to register free-time kilometers at home as well as the kilometres we ride to work.

8 trips to the moon and back!

By the end of the month, we biked a total of 97 days and 1695 km. This saved around 424 kg of CO2. Our performance, however, was only a drop in the bucket in relation to the other participants in Denmark. All in all, there were 44,754 who participated in the bike-to-work campaign, biking a total of 506,652 days and 7,411,273 km. This is equivalent to more than 8 trips to the moon and back! This saved the environment 1,852,818 kg of CO2 by not driving to work.

We didn’t win any prizes at the end of the campaign, but we did get plenty of exercise and had fun as a team.

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