MORE than a thousand people have signed up for a challenge that will help reduce pollution.

Commuters have signed up to participate in the Move for Change challenge in Brighton and Hove, which encourages people to travel by foot, bike or public transport.

The challenge was set up in February and is run by the BetterPoints app, which hopes to motivate people to change their behaviour to cut air pollution, reduce congestion and improve health and wellbeing.

People can earn points that can be exchanged for discounts in shops throughout Brighton and Hove or donated to local charities.

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Tickets can also be collected through the app, which will enter people into regular prize draws.

These are some of the stores that have signed up for the scheme:

HISBE in York Place, Brighton.

Infinity Foods in North Road, Brighton.

Organic Earth in Church Road, Brighton.

Rhythm and Bikes in Lewes Road, Brighton.

Cranks in Chapel Street, Kemp Town.

Bike Shed in London Road, Brighton.

BN3 Bikes in Ethel Street, Hove.

Cycle Wand in Ditchling Road, Brighton.

Baker St Bikes in York Place, Brighton.

Points don't have to be earned within the city limits, and they can be earned for bus travel that starts or ends as far as Haywards Heath, Worthing and Eastbourne.

Since the event was launched earlier this year, users have travelled more than 131,000 miles.

People have walked 54,000 and cycled 26,000 miles of the total, the rest being made up by public transport journeys.

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The Move for Change challenge is being funded through government grant funding from the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel and the Active Travel Fund.

Brighton and Hove City Council successfully bid for these funds through the Department of Transport.