Whilst I am cycling my way across the country, over the next 9 days, through the modern wonders of crowdsourcing and social media then my ride will be virtually followed and my fund raising for the Princes Trust will also benefit.
Here is how it will work. A business called Limitless is offering an incentive to it’s staff. They provide customer service support and what makes them different is that all their workforce is virtual -they are crowdsourced. Each team member uses an app to receive and complete work, and for every task they earn points. At the end of each day the total points earned across the crowd are converted to virtual miles. And the competition is to see if their virtual ride is as long as my actual ride?
And the good news is that each virtual mile completed also translates into a donation from the company to the charity – result!
There are other ways that you can follow my progress over the coming days. There is a live event page on the RAB website that will have daily updates. And the twitter hashtag is #DeloitteRAB2017. And for those that are connected to me on facebook then there will be an automatic feed of photos as the event progresses through the iconic landmarks.
All that is left now is to actually ‘do the do’ and ride the event. Or if you are part of the Limitless team then I will feel your positive vibes as the 9 days progresses. Come wind, rain or shine.