Prosperity Day 2019
In the last four years Prosperity Day has raised £71,946.00 for local charities, enabling businesses to have fun on bikes, venting their corporate fury safely & settling scores in public.
In 2019, you need to ask… Will it be 5th time lucky…?
On Friday 14th June 2019 in St. Helier, businesses will once more have the opportunity to compete and have a huge amount of fun whilst venting their corporate fury by settling a score in public, in safety and all for a brilliant cause – Prosperity Day. We are inviting up to eighteen corporate rivals to take to the saddle once more and #VentYourFury #HeadToHead. Your teams will need to be able to ride a bike, shout for (at) each other and have fun – that is about the sum of it!
What does taking part involve?
If a picture paints a thousand words, enjoy some footage from previous years below to give you a clue:
Well, there are two sorts of winners over the course of the day. Firstly, our chosen Charities and secondly, we want people to ‘Vent their fury’ and use the Virtual Races that will be held on BKOOL Turbo Trainers as an opportunity to take revenge for a previous year’s loss or to prove your win was not luck – this was how happy some of the teams looked as they took part last year:
How do we win?
We are striving to raise a total of £24,700 over the course of the event to share between our chosen charities.
To support this key goal, there are two ways that we encourage you to gain points:
- Race day performance (obviously)
Who has competed previously?
For the ‘Head to Head to Head’ we are looking at a suitable work out that is designed for corporate participation. In 2018 the line-up was as follows:
- Club Soulgenic v Fitness First v Sure
- Ogier v Appleby v LGL Trustees
- Barclays v HSBC v Rossborough
- KPMG v PWC v Grant Thornton
- JTC v Camerons v R&H Fund Services
How do I Register?
It’s simple to register, just click on the following link:
For the Head to Head there are only 18 slots available, you will need to pay a registration fee of £500 (£400 early bird offer expires 8th March 2019). Each team pledges to raise a further £500 minimum per team.
The rules of the road (how do you win!)
Race performance – based initially on 30 minute heats to confirm the leader board positions, followed by a final, 10 minute virtual velodrome race for the top three teams – here you get to put your best racer against the best of your competition, this will enable the following points to be allocated:
- 1st – 15 points
- 2nd – 12 points
- 3rd – 10 points
- 4th – 9 points
- 5th – 8 points
Obviously, this is about making a significant charitable contribution so fund raising performance is critical to ensure you win, not race performance alone:
- Greatest fundraiser – 16 points
- 2nd placed fund raiser – 13 points
- 3rd placed fund raiser – 11 points
- 4th placed fund raiser – 10 points
- 5th placed fund raiser – 9 points
Frequently Asked Questions?
Location: Look out for our huge Prosperity 24/7 marquee based in Broad Street, next to the Obelisk.
How much time do I need to dedicate to the day?
- The races will be for a fixed duration – 30 minutes, the objective of which will be to get as far as possible on a virtual stage of the Tour de France, you may even manage to complete it!
- You will need three people to be out of the office for an hour (give or take) during their heat race and then if you are in the top 3, your best racer will need to be back for the final. You may of course want the entire office to come down and support your colleagues – whoever is representing you – in the final race, your call!
- You should also note – All the racers should secure a pass from their better halves for the evening award ceremony which will be held at Jersey Museum which is a merging of our summer drinks night with Youthe awards (team managers / cyclists, charities and our clients will be invited to join the celebrations).
When am I racing?
- All riders will receive confirmation of their race time a week before the event. We cannot stress enough the importance of each rider arriving in sufficient time (dressed appropriately), ready to receive safety briefing at the allocated time, on the hour, promptly. Failure to arrive on time will result in a ‘no show’ at the event.
- What do I wear?You’ll be provided with a Prosperity Day t-shirt in your goodie bag before the event.
Is it one race only, or are their knock out heats?
- The format is for a timed ‘heat’ race which will provide positions (18 teams racing and points allocated to the top 5) – this will mean that when you race, you are not only racing your neighbours but you will also need to put in enough effort to beat everyone else competing during the day!
- To create a crescendo of interest for the media, we will then have a final race, which we aim to have at 3:30pm with the top three teams providing their best person for a 5 minute final sprint (virtual velodrome race) – we expect teams to name their best rider for a final display of athleticism ‘head to head to head’ – this will confirm the final points for the race aspect of the podium (not forgetting that race performance is only half of the available points, fund raising will also secure points which will then be added together to provide the final podium finish).
How do I confirm attendance for the evening event?
As part of the days’ celebrations, Prosperity 24/7 is holding an evening event to celebrate the efforts of those racing and will be presenting a trophy to the winning teams on 14th June at Tiffins at the Museum Brasserie. To confirm your attendance, please select through your registration page on Race Nation.
What pedals will the bikes have?
We have opted to once more use standard flat pedals so you will need to wear trainers. This is to create a level playing field for all participants.
What size are the bikes?
Big Maggy’s are kindly providing three bikes with quick release seats. If saddles are low on all, we should be able to accommodate riders from 5ft to 6ft 4” (so long as they ride out of their saddle throughout).
Safety and your enjoyment at this event are our paramount concern.
Will there be a safety briefing?
Yes, all riders will be advised of the following;
- the basics of mounting / dismounting
- strategy for racing
- the course profile
- Adjusting the bike saddle height for your shortest competitor
Bikes will be cleaned after each race.
- Zero tolerance – We expect competition, healthy competition, however there will be a zero tolerance policy in place in relation to ungentlemanly conduct – any threatening or violent conduct will result in immediate exclusion from the competition.
- We reserve the right to adjust the format of the competition up to one week before race day should opportunities arise to generate more charitable donations.
- The judges decision will be final.
- By participating in this event, the rider acknowledges that he/she is in proper physical / health conditions to exercise with BKOOL turbo trainers and accepts all responsibility for this exercise / event, relieving BKOOL and / or Prosperity 24/7 of any and all liability.
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