Just before the latest lockdown, a number of Auckland Resolve Group staff got together for a cycle ride as part of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a free competition to encourage staff to experience the benefits of cycling. Over 9000 people from 800 organisations participated during February, and over 1 million kilometres were ridden collectively, making it by far the biggest year yet.
Tony Fong, our resident cycling guru and overall Resolve Group Team Leader for the challenge was unfortunately unable to join the 100km ride but did a great job of encouraging everyone to cycle all month. Tony also organised a family cycle event a few weeks ago, which helped raise our company points tally. The combined kilometres cycled by our team helped us come 10th place in Auckland for our size of organisation.
The team were Kathleen and Stuart, who did the full 100km ride and Duncan, Dawn and Tim, who cycled parts of it. Martin didn’t ride but made sure he was there at the end to meet the team at Churly’s and give them a bit of moral support.
Resolve Group are committed to encouraging the use of carbon free transport wherever possible. The Auckland office has a bike and an e-scooter for staff to use around town and is planning to get an electric car this year.