Ditch the Car Star Dan

16 October 2019

Every month we are awarding a one month membership to Everyone Active and 10,000 BetterPoints to our 'Ditch the Car Star' as part of the Choose How You Move Challenge.

Our second winner is Dan from Leamington. Before he joined the challenge Dan would commute by car 5 days a week. He has swapped his car trips for more active travel and gets his gorgeous cockapoo dog Maisie in on the act too.

This is what he said about joining the challenge and how it has helped him specifically: 

"I work in Stratford upon Avon and I have always driven the 15 or so miles. I also like to take my dog Maisie along with me a couple of days a week. Since starting the challenge it has made me think about the commute more. I have cycled in a few times, but 15 miles is a bit too far. So now I try to get the train with Maisie a couple of times a week, this helps me to incorporate a walk to and from the station into the office.

We also asked Dan what other benefits he has noticed:

As a result of Choose How You Move I'm getting much more exercise. This makes me feel feel less stressed. I've also saved lots of money on travel costs too.

We live right in Leamington town centre, but even so, jumping in the car is too easy to do. Joining BetterPoints has made me think much more about not using the car as much. I’m far more active now. Me and Maisie walk to the station in the mornings with my wife. I’ve lost nearly a stone over the last couple of months - I needed too!" - Dan 

Congratulations Dan and well done for making changes to the way you travel.

To take part make sure you tap the Play ▶ button in the top right corner of the app and select the ‘Ditch the car star’ survey.