Win shoes taking the pavement

Amelia_legs

It is so easy to jump in the car, even for those short trips to pop to the newsagents, take the kids to school, grab a sandwich at lunch time or go to a meeting.

Well Purdy’s on a mission to get us all walking more especially for short trips, because not only is it good for us, its good for our car as well!

Purdy has already been walking a lot more since last year when she started promoting her top ten fuel saving tips.  It takes her twenty minutes to walk a mile, so these days she is taking the pavement for all trips within a one mile radius this includes, doing her supermarket shop, visiting her nan, buying her lunch, going to work meetings and dropping in on her mate.

All this walking is making her feel great, she is enjoying the fresh air, she is feeling fitter and she is even saying hello to lots of new people who she bumps into on her more regular trips.

Purdy, always the one to do her research has also found out more about why short car journeys are not only bad for the environment but also bad for your car. Short journeys don’t give the engine or catalytic convertor time to reach their operating temperature and efficiency, meaning more wear and tear and more pollution.

So if you love your car and love Colchester, give your car a rest and join Purdy. What pledge will you make to change at least one of your short car trips for your feet instead?

……and as Purdy loves shoes she is offering to put everyone who makes a pledge in a prize draw for a chance to win an £100 shoe voucher – and you don’t have to use it to buy trainers either!!

Make your pledge between Monday 22 April and Friday 31 May to be entered into the prize draw. The winner will be drawn on Monday 3 June.

This competition is now closed, however you can still make a pledge to walk instead of drive HERE.

Congratulations to Boontawee who won the £100 vouchers to spend on shoes and pledged to walk to the town centre instead of drive!

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So, what do you think?