With the end of May, this year’s edition of the Bike to Work Challenge (open in a new window), which aims to promote urban cycling and other forms of active and sustainable transport, has come to a close.
As two of our 11 research departments are researching air pollution and its impact on human health, we have decided to regularly participate in this fantastic event from 2021 onwards as part of the ecological mission of the IEM CAS www.emise.info (open in a new window) in order to set an example and motivate the public to protect the environment, especially the air.
This year, a total of 43 employees participated in the DPNK 2023 challenge. We pay the entry fee for all participants and, in addition to the national challenge, we also organise our internal competition, “Sport vs. Science”. The three most active sportsmen/sportswomen receive gift vouchers from us to Decathlon, and the best team gets a sweet prize in the form of a cake from Ovocný Světozor (Hájek&Boušová).
So let’s look at this year’s winners and overall statistics.
1st place: Markéta Hemerová / Department of Cellular Neurophysiology / 1160 km
2nd place: Adolf Melichar / Department of Auditory Neuroscience / 871 km
3rd place: Zuzana Čermáková / Department of Neuroregeneration (BIOCEV) / 815 km
The best team: the Pedals from Biocev / Department of Neuroregeneration (BIOCEV) / 1782 km
We would like to congratulate the winners and applaud all the other participants from our staff for their great achievements. In total, they cycled, ran, or walked 10504 km, which is 244 km/month and 10.6 km/workday per employee.
We would also like to thank the organisers of this great event, AutoMat, for organising this challenge and supporting urban cycling and environmental protection. Thank you.