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Rushden Lakes Sustainable Travel Day

Saturday 25th September

Saturday 25th September 2021

10am – 2pm

 

Rushden Lakes is introducing a new car-free travel day where you can get rewarded for walking, cycling, scooting, wheeling or using public transport to get here.

On Saturday 25th September, every visitor who travels to Rushden Lakes car-free can claim an instant reward for giving it a go. Car-free really does mean that: if you have walked, wheeled, cycled, scooted or come by public transport, you can claim your reward.

 

What is the reward?

  • We will be giving everyone who can travel car free, a token from Bewiched, Magazine Heaven, Jamaica Blue which enables them to a x1 free hot or cold drink. (Must be claimed on Saturday 25th September)

 

Why go car-free?

  • Save money: running a car and buying petrol is expensive. Go car-free and pocket the savings
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution: active, electric and public transport is many times better for the planet than driving
  • Avoid traffic: Going car-free means you can avoid the hassle of traffic and parking
  • Stay longer: while there is a 5 hour parking limit, this doesn’t apply if you have travelled car-free! Stay longer and have a whole day out at Rushden Lakes
  • If you’ve walked or cycled to Rushden lakes, you’ve just earned the right to treat yourself. Visit Magazine Heaven, Bewiched, or Jamaica Blue for your free drink.

 

How to claim your reward:*

  • Where: Central Boulevard
  • When: 25th September (reward can be used all day)
  • Show proof of car-free travel to Rushden Lakes to a member of Rushden Lakes team located at the travel information gazebo for your token

 

Proof of travel includes:

  • A bus ticket
  • Show us your bike, mobility scooter etc
  • A Strava / Garmin / fitness tracker record of your journey. This is a great way to prove you walked or cycled
  • Proof of rental on the VOI scooter app

 

Who can take part?

  • Any visitors to Rushden Lakes
  • All store, leisure and restaurant staff

 

Make it a habit:

  • Once you’ve given it a go, the next step is to travel car-free as often as possible
  • The more often you can travel car-free the more the savings and benefits add up
  • Set your own goals and rewards to help motivate yourself
  • Track your car-free travel and savings

 

Still need to use a car? Here are some tips:

  • We are not restricting car access on this day, you are still able to travel by car. The car Park remains open from 6am – 12am
  • Consider going electric. Rushden Lakes has 16 electric car chargers on site if you need them. Electric cars can significantly reduce air pollution, and the chargers at Rushden Lakes are powered by renewable energy
  • Visit off-peak to avoid congestion. Rushden Lakes is usually quieter before 11am and after 4pm
  • Car share with friends, family and neighbours. Shared cars = shared costs, reduced traffic and reduced environmental impact
  • Avoid engine idling to reduce fuel costs and environmental impact

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Must be redeemed on the 25th September, in participating stores (Magazine Heaven Artisan Cafe, Jamaica Blue or Bewiched).
  • Can only be redeemed at Rushden Lakes.
  • Must show proof of purchase.
  • 1x hot or 1x cold drink equalling to £3.