Earn BetterPoints™ with Brand New Forest

Earn BetterPoints™ with Brand New Forest

Brand New Forest and the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA) are very pleased to announce that Brand New Forest Card Holders (as well as other residents and visitors to the New Forest) can now earn high value BetterPoints™ simply by choosing to do sustainable and healthy activities in the New Forest area. BetterPoints is a nationwide programme that rewards people for making betterpointshealthy, positive choices in their lives and communities.

You can start earning BetterPoints now (or at anytime) by downloading the BetterPoints app (at the App Store or at Googleplay), signing up and using the app when you are around and about the New Forest. There are specific rewards for walking, cycling, riding the bus and also for simply visiting many of the high streets in the New Forest.

Once you have earned some BetterPoints (which does not take long at all), you can redeem points on the app or online for a wide range of high street brands. These new reward vouchers are in addition to the hundreds of existing discount vouchers available now from Brand New Forest merchants across the villages in the New Forest.

To sign up or simply learn more, please go to brandnewforest.betterpoints.uk or visit the App Store or Googleplay and download the app and start earning today. For further information on BetterPoints, please contact info@betterpoints.uk

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Big Spin

Big Spin

New Forest Health and Leisure need your help. big spin

Do you work for or are you an owner of a business, local or corporate?

If so, are you willing to donate a raffle prize to our Big Spin event taking place at Totton Health and Leisure Centre on 22nd May? With 222 bikes, 8 fantastic instructors and 180 minutes of indoor cycling Totton Health and Leisure is back with their Big Spin event. This year we have gone bigger and better than ever and we need you to help us raise our grand total of £10,000 for four different local charities. 


What’s in it for you?

 As one of our raffle prize sponsors we will promote your brand at our event, where at least 200 people will attend. Give you a shout out on our social media pages and also mention you on our website as a thank you for your generosity.

 For more information please visit http://www.newforest.gov.uk/healthandleisure/article/16819/The-Big-Raffle


New Cycling Club Launched

3C Cycle Club

Head to Cyclexperience in Hythe this Tuesday (15 September 2015) for the launch of their new cycle club 3C.3C cycle club launch

3C is a newly formed community cycling club based in Hythe offering weekly rides for all levels of ability and monthly Sunday rides. Each ride night covers a different riding style/bike so everyone is catered for.

The club launch will include a turbo trainer challenge,  MET Helmets, a fantastic raffle with a prize of £500 credit at the shop along with a charity cake sale with proceeds going to the Waterside Cancer Support Centre, part of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

The club also offers regular bike skills training sessions with a top British Cycling coach at Gang Warily Recreation Centre and there will be turbo training sessions throughout winter for those that can’t brave the weather but want to keep their fitness levels up!

For membership information and the rides calendar visit their website – www.3ccycles.co.uk


New Forest Health & Leisure newly refurbished gyms

New Forest Health & Leisure newly refurbished gyms

The gyms at Applemore, New Milton and Totton have all undergone major refurbishment this year. All now offer the latest state of the art Life Fitness equipment, incorporating *LF Connect. Our cardiovascular and strength ranges give our users an opportunity to work towards objectives in a safe, controlled manner to see gradual improvements. Fully qualified instructors are on hand to help you get the most from your workouts by offering guidance and support.gym equipment at totton

*LF Connect is an online website and app from Life Fitness our new gym equipment provider. Using LF Connect with our new equipment enables you to:

. Use personalised exercise programmes
· Record and review your workout results online
· Record and replicate workouts completed outside the gym
· Create and swap programmes or adjust ones we have given you from home PC, smart phone or cardio equipment
· Communicate with instructors and with other members

If you would like to know more, just drop into any of these centres today and staff we will be more than happy to show you around.

Don’t forget you get a fantastic Brand New Forest discount if you download the vouchers and take your card!

National Cycle to Work Day – Free support to help your business reduce travel costs

National Cycle to Work Day – Free support to help your business reduce travel costs

Today (Thursday 3 September) is National Cycle to Work Day so there’s never been a better time to think about the journey to work that you and your staff make.

By rethinking the way you travel for business, it is possible to save time and money. What’s more you’ll be making an active contribution towards the Brand New Forest ‘Save Energy’ and ‘Exercise Local’ programmes.

Cycling in the New Forest

You can boost your profitability and competitiveness by reducing car use and choosing smarter, cleaner travel for more business journeys. A dedicated local team of advisers is ready to work with you to transform the way you travel for business.

Their involvement can include:

  • free support from a dedicated adviser offering tailored business travel planning
  • a full appraisal of current travel needs
  • advice on grants and funding
  • activities, information and travel initiatives for staff – for example bike loans or personal journey planning

The benefits to you business

Business savings: reduced travel costs, less demand for car park spaces and better use of staff time all contribute to cost reductions.

Increased productivity: measures such as online journey planning, video conferencing and working on the move can win you back valuable work time for your employees.

Healthier, happier staff: walking and cycling reduces stress and improves staff health and wellbeing.

Improved environmental credentials: reducing your overall carbon footprint can boost the competitiveness and profile of your business.

This service is fully funded, so there is no cost to you. For more information about the My Journey workplace travel programme, please get in touch by emailing Josh.Allen@sustrans.org.uk