17.03.16

Pixel Peloton forms to raise funds for charity

Beky Cann, Peerless AV on a bike at the Olympic Velodrome

Members of the UK AV industry have joined forces in a bid to raise £100,000 for a charity for disabled people by getting involved in 60km or 100km bike rides on June 23, 2016.

To raise funds for UK charity Bromley Mencap, riders from the industry – including representatives of Barco, Daktronics, NEC and Samsung - have formed the Pixel Peloton. The fundraising day will help Mencap develop a community hub offering training, employment opportunities and a range of inclusive activities for disabled people.  

The day will start at Beckenham Cricket Club, a choice of 60 or 100 km bike rides and a lunch back at the Club with opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues. 

Information from the organisers:
The Pixel Peloton crowd will meet at Beckenham Cricket Club, on Thursday June 23rd, around 8:30am. The club, located on Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent, has parking available on site. The nearest train stations are Beckenham Junction, New Beckenham and Ravensbourne. 
•Teams & individual riders welcome 
•Entry: teams of 10 - £300 individual riders - £35
•Full Club Facilities - showers, on site parking 
•Mechanic on hand 
•Breakfast bar 
•Lunch available for riders & supporters 
•Fundraising Raffle 
•Pedal off at 09.30
•Cycle route through Kent – choose either 60 or 100 km

The Mencap community hub plans also include:
• A café/kiosk, offering snacks, sandwiches and cakes for sale, and provide hot beverages, cold drinks and ice cream. We will create a seating/table area for customers on the ground floor and have tables in the front garden.  In the eating area we will exhibit art and products that have been created by disabled entrepreneurs who have their own micro enterprises.  
• The garden – We feel that this space will offer new opportunities to our disabled beneficiaries who want to learn gardening skills.  The garden is big enough for poly tunnels, where we could grow fruit and vegetables and plants, hanging baskets/planters for sale in the park. 
• Showcase our micro enterprises – card making, photography, cake decoration, dog-walking etc.

Please feel free to enlist the support of external sponsorship for yourself or your team, thank you for your generous support.

Register using Virgin Money website: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/PixelPeloton