After much anticipation, SQS Northern Ireland is proud to announce the 2017 “SQS Tech Team Cycle Challenge” in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland. Registrations will open soon, so watch this space! This event follows on from the highly successful cycle challenge from 2016 which saw a mighty 20 teams from the thriving software and technology sector in Northern Ireland taking on a gruelling 80km cycle.
We are honoured to inform you that John Madden will be returning as the Event Ambassador for our 2017 event. John is a record breaking Irish cycling champion and highly influential advocate of the sport. Find out more about his inspiring achievements here: Event Champions
The event is set to take place on Saturday 20th May 2017. The 20km and 80km event routes starts in Ballygally where riders can fly up the scenic coastal stretch, passing through the villages of Glenarm and Broughshane - while incorporating some challenging climbs and testing sprints.
Each company team of five cyclists has been challenged to raise £1,750, of which £750 will be raised by the cyclists (just £150 each) and the remaining £1,000 can come from their company’s CSR/charity budget. Not part of a company? No problem, this year there is the option for individuals to take part. Registration will be £60 and include all the perks of an annual membership to Cycling Ireland. Individual participants will be tasked with raising £150 in sponsorship.
These funds will help support the NSPCC’s vital services across Northern Ireland which includes the NSPCC Childline helpline bases in Belfast & Foyle, the therapeutic work for those who have experienced abuse, and the NSPCC ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme which is aiming to reach every local primary school.