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As the days get longer and warmer it’s a good time to start building some new movement habits into your daily routine. Here at the University individuals can join a walk to the moon challenge on Strava. The campaign is being held in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week and is a fantastic opportunity to get moving for a good cause. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a socially-distanced team activity, you can also join a pedometer challenge hosted by the Faculty of Music and compete against another departments for the winning title.

At a national level, there are even more campaigns and challenges to keep you motivated. To take part in Living Streets’ #WalkThisMay campaign you can pledge to walk short journeys each week during the month. They will then let you know how many miles you’ve walked, calories you’ve burnt and amount of CO2 you’ve saved compared to driving the same trip.   

If walking isn’t up your street then Bike week runs from 30 May-5 June and is an annual celebration of cycling and its benefits. Join thousands of people across the UK and enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike. For the more competitive among you, the world’s biggest bike ride will take place on 30 May. Interested? To take part you simply need to pledge to ride, cycle on the day and then log your ride online.

Written by Jo Beale, Transport Coordinator