Automated Intelligence takes up SQS Tech Team Cycle Challenge

May 23rd, 2016   

Automated Intelligence SQS Tech Team Cycle

A team from Automated Intelligence (AI) will, this summer, cycle a total of 400 gruelling kilometres (250 miles) as part of the SQS Tech Team Cycle Challenge.

Five employees will each cycle 80km around the scenic North Antrim coast on Saturday 11 June in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland.

Teams from across Northern Ireland’s vibrant I.T. and technology sectors will be taking part, with the aim of raising a minimum of £2,000 per company through sponsorship and donations.

The AI team is being sponsored by MCS Group and RealTime Recruitment.

The route has a total ascent of 962.29 metres and has a maximum elevation of 285.89 metres.

The route starts and finishes in Ballycastle, passing villages including Clough, Broughshane, Waterfoot and Cushendun.

Automated Intelligence’s CTO Simon Cole; Head of Sales (Ireland and Scotland) Alan Kilpatrick; Senior Consultant Paul Hudson; Support Engineer Jonny Price and Software Engineer Paul McCarron will be taking up the challenge for AI.

Speaking ahead of the Tech Team Cycle, Simon Cole said:

“We are all facing the cycle with some trepidation given the challenging route! We’ve been preparing over the past few weeks by cycling to and from work and getting out at weekends. None of us have quite practised as far as 80km yet!

“Some of us are experienced cyclists, for example Jonny used to live in Canada and regularly cycled on the Rocky Mountains, while others are doing it for the challenge. We look forward to raising as much money as possible for NSPCC and, hopefully, being named as the Tech Team winners!”

To bring a competitive edge to the event, there is a timed endurance segment for approximately 9km (6 miles). The fastest individual and the fastest company will receive prizes.

The event’s associated fundraising efforts will make a significant difference to children facing neglect and abuse in Northern Ireland.

Good luck Team AI!