You may have noticed the 2011 Tour de France underway over the last few weeks but here at Greenwich there’s been a big old collective cycle taking part in the form of the TFL Cycle Challenge. The challenge is now over and the University of Greenwich team has clocked up an impressive 8,454 miles! This is the equivalent of burning 422,700 calories or 1,409 cupcakes and an estimated carbon dioxide saving of 4.227 tonnes.
There were some outstanding individual efforts but all 40 members of staff who logged their miles can be proud to have made a significant contribution to the total score and amassing an average of 211 miles per person! In the 11-50 members category the University of Greenwich finished in 11th position out of 152 teams. Barclays took the top prize in the category with a rather impressive 15,278 miles, quite a feat but I'm sure they will feel the force of the University of Greenwich breathing down their neck next year.
The top ten riders in the University of Greenwich team were:
1st Yellow Jersey (General Classification) Winner: Matt Prichard from CMS - 672 miles
2nd Green Jersey (Sprint Points) Winner: Tom Barnes Deputy Vice Chancellor - 604 miles
3rd Polka-dot Jersey (Queen of the Mountains) winner: Kat Thorne from Sustainability - 573 miles
4th White Jersey (Best young rider!) winner: Neil Garrod Deputy Vice Chancellor - 512 miles
5th: John Bailey from Sustainability - 503 miles
6th: Simon Charlesworth from Accommodation -477 miles
7th: Simon Walker from the EDU - 384 miles
8th: Adele Brooks from FM – 347 miles
9th: Justine Cooper from Architecture & Construction – 337 miles
10th: Gesche Heubner from Architecture & Construction – 309 miles
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. - H. G. Wells