Since relocating to Ringwood 3 years ago, Richard Austin Director of an IT Software Solutions company in Ringwood, Hampshire, has urged his team of system developers to build a Pedal car to compete in Ringwood’s bi-annual Peddle Car Grand Prix, but with little response for volunteers.
Now Richard says that KFA Connect will provide funding to any school, college or youth group that would develop a vehicle in time for the next Grand Prix to be held in July 2020.
The directors at £2.7m turnover KFA Connect have agreed to allocate a budget of £1000 for the school or college that can comply with the requirements of the Grand Prix and win the funding. A Southampton based company Bike It International Ltd, a customer of KFA Connect, has also offered to provide protective clothing and equipment for the team that drive the new peddle car, as well as a range of parts free of charge to the constructors.
“With the help of Bike It International, our aim is to not only use the vehicle to compete in the race ourselves, but to also lend it to other businesses or charities to help with fundraising over the next decade so we will be looking to fund something that can cope with the race conditions and clock more than the average number of miles that would normally be expected from pedal car!” said Richard Austin..
Anyone interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photo Caption: (from left) Bike It International’s Director Mark Richardson with Richard Austin.