On your marks, get set, GO!

Enabled by Design is counting down the days to the sporting event of the year! No, it’s got nothing to do with the Beijing Olympics, but they could learn a thing or two from the competitors taking part in this event.

On 31st August 2008, 30 teams will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Shoreditch Grand Prix winner. But this isn’t just any old Grand Prix….

The competitors (I hasten to add adults who should know better) will be racing state-of-the-art pedal-powered children’s tricycles/tractors around the streets of Shoreditch. This in itself is a spectacle to behold, but the fact that this is all being done in the name of charity is an inspiring story. Each team will be supporting either a charity or social entrepreneur project of their choice, and the money raised by each team will go to their chosen worthy cause.

Enabled by Design has expressed their interest to take part (how could we not) and are in the process of finding a team of willing volunteers/ speed hogs to do us proud. Now all we have to do is persuade as many people as possible to sponsor us, so that we can qualify. Easier than it sounds! The top 30 teams who have raised the most sponsorship by 21st August, will be given the green flag to take part in this fun-filled race.

It would be great if you could support us, you can sponsor us here and we would love for you to come and join us to cheer on our team!

It all kicks off at 11am on 31st August at the Hitchcock Memorial on the corner of Leonard Street and Paul Street, EC2.

Go team EbD!