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Bkool virtual riding for charity at Prosperity Day event in Jersey


Channel Islands tech business, Prosperity 24/7 is teaming up today with cycling tech company, Bkool, to host its fourth annual Prosperity Day event in St Helier, Jersey, to raise money for local charities. Billed as a fun way to engage in friendly competition, eighteen corporate rivals from the area have been invited to compete ‘head to head to head’ on three of Bkool’s turbo trainers with ‘3D race technology’.

From 09:00 to 16:30 BST, there will be a series of 30 minute three-way races which will see participants race against each other on simulated stages of the Tour de France. Bkool notes that competitors will be able to experience the ‘full realism of different cycling routes and terrains all over the world, whilst venting their fury to competitors and cheering on their teammates.’

This year’s chosen local charities are the British Heart Foundation and Jersey Cheshire Home; and 100% of the donations will be equally distributed between the two. With the goal of raising £24,700, each corporate team can help achieve this goal, as well as earn points by donating to the charities and performing well in the race. Following the completion of the event, a prize ceremony will take place at St Helier’s Museum Brasserie.

“We’re so excited to be a part of such a brilliant event put on by Prosperity 24/7,” said Bkool Marketing Director, Jorge Serrano. “Not only do we get to contribute to a charitable cause, but we also get to share our passion for cycling with others.”

Prosperity 24/7 CEO, Chris Clark said “We are firm believers in supporting the local community and feel passionately about helping others. We are thrilled to be able to again partner with Bkool to deliver a day of light-hearted cycling challenges with the goal of enabling local businesses to compete with each other for two phenomenal charities.”

Over the past three years, Prosperity Day has raised over £50,000 for local charities and ‘can anticipate another successful turnout this June’.

Bkool is a technology company that creates interactive and innovative solutions for sports and video gaming. In the field of cycling, it has developed an advanced trainer and simulator. The simulator lets cyclists ride routes in a 3D virtual environment alongside other cyclists connected in real time. With the simulator, users can experience the same sensations they would have on the road. Bkool’s 3D World technology ‘simulates any route in the world in 3D and recreates the actual elevation of the terrain and the details in the landscape’.

The company’s 3D Real Weather technology also recreates the weather in real time on any route. Bkool is available in seven languages, including Chinese and Japanese, and distributes its products worldwide.



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