slicedbread has built a reputation around building the best business apps using the latest technology. This is why we think SpecialEffect is a charity that is so special. They use amazing technology to help people with severe disabilities enjoy video games to positively impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

To support SpecialEffect, five of our brave employees, who share a passion for cycling, have decided to undertake the Cycling Weekly’s 80-mile sportive road race on Sunday 10th September in collaboration with the charity. The team have chosen a local course near to our HQ the route starts at Oulton Park and winds its way around the Cheshire countryside, which presents some interesting challenges.

Chris Hey, our talented technical architect and chief cycle ride organiser, commented, “The 80 mile route will stretch our abilities as “leisure” cyclists without being unattainable. Training has been a balance of normal family life with the need to increase both our riding range and climbing ability. The route start at Oulton Park and winds its way around the Cheshire countryside, lulling us into a false sense of security, before dipping into Staffordshire and presenting us with Mow Cop.”

The main purpose however is to raise money for SpecialEffect and you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/slicedbreadcyclingweekly

SpecialEffect puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, the charity is finding ways for people to play to the very best of their abilities. By levelling the playing field, the charity brings families and friends together and has a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

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Chris concluded, “The charity is incredibly important to the reason why we are doing this, as it gives opportunities to put aside their disabilities for so many people”.

The team are aiming to finish the course in 6 hours 30 minutes so please wish them look and any support is more than appreciated. Good luck guys … we’ve got a feeling you’re going to need it.

Once again, you can donate here. Donate