By Adam Bezeczky, Regional Communications Manager
Filip Kec, please tell us who you are and what you do at Httpool?
I’m the managing director of Httpool for Czech and Slovakia. I have been working for Httpool for 3.5 years now.
Filip you constantly topped the charts of our #HttpoolGrows challenge with cycled kilometers. How did that happen?
I have a strong background in sports, I have played ice hockey and baseball but with age I switched more to endurance based sports like cycling or cross country skiing. I cycle around a thousand kilometers a month as I commute to and from work by bike.
Wow that is quite a distance! How did the #HttpoolGrows challenge influence your motivation?
My commute is actually just around 50 kilometers a day, but with the challenge I put in an extra effort. It was nice to see how many employees of the company participated and it of course became a challenge to stay on top. I was surprised how active the people in the company are!
What do you enjoy most about riding the bike? Are you riding in every weather?
I think it’s a very healthy way to start your day – I have a nice route to the office alongside a river. I ride even in winter and rain, I only dislike riding when it’s windy.
What did you enjoy most about the #HttpoolGrows challenge?
It motivated me to go on longer rides on my way home. And it was a good excuse to allow myself a beer after a good workout. That’s the Czech energy drink.
What advice would you give to new bikers who have started biking because of #HttpoolGrows?
The key is to dress properly for the season. Then you won’t get wet or cold. Also it’s important to keep up the routine, so participating in the challenge was only the starting point.
What kind of bike are you riding?
I have both a mountain bike and a road bike, both Cannondale top of range carbon fiber rockets.
What is your secret? What advice would you give to your colleagues?
Cycling, just as any kind of healthy workout is beneficial for mental and physical health. I hope that thanks to the #HttpoolGrows challenge more people will keep their routine up. For me, it’s pretty easy to keep it up. Thankfully, my whole family is into sports so it’s not uncommon for us to be cycling together on the weekends.