A total of 11,381 employees from 666 workplaces participated in the annual initiative “Cycle to Work”, cycling a combined distance of 741,450 kilometers (which equals 554 circles around the country), in the 13 days the initiative lasted.
Cycling in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
In doing so, they saved 133 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 55,597 liters of fuel, costing ISK 14 million (USD 107,000, EUR 87,000) for an individual weighing 80 kilos and driving a regular passenger car, mbl.is reports.
The most successful workplaces were rewarded at a ceremony in the Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo on Friday.
The car rental Bílaleiga Húsavíkur, the schools Hafnarskóli and Grundarskóli, fisheries company Samherji, IT company Advania and the bank Íslandsbanki were the winners in their respective categories.
The team Tannhjólin from Advania achieved the most kilometers, 4,064, and the team Meistararnir from Ófeigur gullsmiðja and Sturta.is cycled the most kilometers per person on average, 804.7.