Microgaming’s community driven initiative PlayItForward is preparing for the ride of its life, after entering a team into the 2019 Deloitte Ride Across Britain.
Lauded as an “epic nine-day cycling challenge,” PlayItForward has entered a team “comprising some of its most competitive and adventurous volunteers.”
Kate Moughtin, senior CSR manager at Microgaming, said of the event: “The RAB challenge is a fantastic opportunity for Microgaming PlayItForward to widen its scope, and help support a major UK charity such as The Prince’s Trust, who give young people a second chance to not only succeed but make a difference.
“A special thanks to everyone for your support and donations, including our wonderful volunteers who are taking part in the nine-day cycling challenge.”
RAB covers 980 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with the riders having pledged to raise at least £2,200 each as the team cycles its way towards a target of £15,400 for the charity.
John Quinn, director of content strategy at Microgaming, commented: For a long time, RAB is an event I’ve been keen to test myself on. It is a challenge more than a race, but I want to see how far I can push the body.
“My longest ever event was six days – Nice to Lake Geneva – over 700km – so there are some unknowns but that is the appeal. Also, turning 40 has fuelled this fire even more.”
The Prince’s Trust is the official charity partner of RAB, who help disadvantaged 11-30 year olds turn their lives around, which to date has helped more than 825,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
“This is for a great cause and in terms of being a challenge, it ranks right up there with the previous events that I have done. To be able to ride the length of Britain is a bucket list item for me, and for such a great cause is a bonus too,” noted Neill Whyte, head of business development at Microgaming.
White and Quinn form two of the seven man team, alongside Andrew Corris, Hugo Langerman, Errol Larson, Chris Quayle and Kurt Schrauwen.