November's Ditch the Car Star

12 January 2022

Donna was our Ditch the Car Star for November. She kindly shared her story with us, along with a fantastic photograph of her with her trusty e-bike.

I was recommended the Better Points app by a colleague and friend who has been using the app for a few years. I had cycled to work a few times on my mountain bike but found it wasn’t so good on the roads. I recently purchased a hybrid e bike and have biked to work almost every week since August. 

Tracking my rides and fitness is something I have all ways done, I use other apps to track fitness so seemed a natural thing to sign up to BetterPoints. I like that there is a chance to win prizes and it’s nice to read about others' success stories. 

I recently moved jobs so am now within a reasonable distance from work that cycling is an option. It’s always been something I have been keen to do as I enjoy biking as a hobby. I am currently a busy mum of two with a full time job. I play touch rugby for Scotland senior 35 squad and it is essential I keep fit and cross train. I like that I can use a time I would not normally be able to exercise to work on my fitness.
I love not needing to bring the car to work, the best part is at the end of the day when you finish work and can either take your time home or really push it to burn some excess energy (and stress!) 
Want to be our next Ditch the Car Star? 

If you've enjoyed walking, cycling and travelling more sustainably since joining Take the Right Route, we'd love to hear from you! Tap play ▶️ in the app and complete our ‘Ditch the Car Star’ survey. 

You can submit an entry each month, so look out for reminders on your timeline.

How do I join Take the Right Route?

  1. Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Register and then join the Take the Right Route challenge from the invitation in your timeline.

For more information about how to take part tap  here.