SL Controls has launched a virtual cycling challenge to help employees stay fit and connect with colleagues in this era of remote working. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, all SL Controls offices have been closed, with staff working either remotely or at client sites.
The cycling challenge will help employees connect in a non-working environment wherever they are located, from Limerick and Dublin all the way to Jacksonville, Florida. In fact, the goal over four weeks in August is to collectively cycle a virtual distance equal to the distance between the SL Controls head office in Sligo and our office in Jacksonville, Florida. That’s 6,249km!
Shauna Ryan, HR Manager at SL Controls said: “Any employee can take part in our virtual cycling challenge, and they can join in with any type of cycling, from short distances on a hybrid bike to long rides on a road bike to fast single track runs in forests on a mountain bike.
“Cycling is a great way to get outside and get some exercise, both of which are great for physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also important to us at SL Controls to stay connected with colleagues. We have been working from home and remotely for some time now, so it is good to get an opportunity to do something enjoyable together – even if it is still virtually.”