Jul 31st 2015  


Hi, my name is Lucas. I train with Karim at the Cambridge University Club with my ten-year-old son, Richie.

In my life I have enjoyed many sports such as football and cycling – these have been physically demanding, particularly on the lower body, but they pale in comparison with the leg-strength I have gained from Kung-fu training. Though I have only recently begun training – since last September, I believe this will serve me well in the challenge I have set myself.

I am training to cycle the “Surrey 100” ride on Sunday 2nd August. This means covering 100 miles non-stop for the first time in my life. Apart from “putting the miles in”, Kung-fu has given me excellent gains in leg strength and stamina, though I’m not sure how much it will help to combat the “saddle soreness”.

Aside from my training in Kung Fu to assist me, I also have a special reason for completing the 100 mile course to the best of my ability. To spur me on, I have the memory of a true gentleman who died from cancer in February, aged 53. For the last 21 months of his life, Ian knew that he had cancer of the the oesophagus. His wife Tracy, and teenage son, Oliver, had to live with this knowledge too. As Tracy’s friend, I was touched by what they went through, and the work that Macmillan nurses did to ease this situation as much as could be expected.

If you are interested to find out more about the charity for whom I would like to raise money for at this event, please visit my justgiving fundraising page here

Thank you very much for your time and attention.