|Posted on:||Tuesday, 19th July, 2016|
A group of cyclists from Cambridge are stretching their quads and carb loading in preparation to take part in the challenging Prudential Ride 100 on Sunday 31st July 2016, raising vital funds to transform the lives of people with disabilities in the world's poorest places. The 4 cyclists are hoping to raise £1000 to support CBM's work.
David Young (pictured above when working for CBM in Haiti), who also took part in the event last year, has seen the benefits of CBM's work first-hand, including after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010.He explains:
“I am a physiotherapist and I am lucky to have worked at CBM’s projects in Haiti and Tanzania, so I have seen first-hand, the type of projects where the funds we raise will be spent. When the opportunity arose to ride for CBM in the Prudential 100, I jumped at the chance. It combines my keen interest in bikes and cycling with my continued commitment to raising funds for the work of CBM”.
The other three riders, Johnny Cook, Greg Barber and Luc Jenkinson Dix, all share a passion for cycling and making a difference in the world's poorest places.
Jonny Cook, a father of 2 and software engineer, living in Cambridge says
“As a Christian, I am particularly proud to be doing all this for CBM, a charity founded on Christian values, who give hope and freedom to some of the most vulnerable people in the world. I’m so looking forward to experiencing the sense of camaraderie during the ride, alongside the challenge of the various hills on the route!”.
Greg Barber, a basketball fan and Environmental Agency worker, adds
“I am very passionate about human life: but I feel passionate about creating a better place for people and wildlife for generations to come. It's very rewarding. The Prudential 100 is a great challenge for me and I feel it's incredibly worthwhile supporting a smaller charity, making a real difference.
Luc Jenkinson Dix, also a physiotherapist concludes
“My interest in cycling has grown a lot over the last few years from a mode of transport to a hobby, I have started challenging myself with greater distance and hillier rides. Ride-London offers me the opportunity to complete the longest (and probably hilliest) ride yet. On top of this we get to ride the Olympic route (so I pretend I am Bradley Wiggins!). It offers the chance to raise money for a charity which helps people with disabilities which is in keeping with my role as a physiotherapist”.
The ride celebrates the legacy for cycling in the UK, inaugurated at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. More than 26,000 riders are expected to participate over the 2012 Olympic course. Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ride follows a 100-mile route between London and Surrey and features many difficult hills and challenging climbs.
Support David, Jonny, Luc and Greg in their amazing efforts here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/4guysfromcambridge.