Thursday, June 1 2017
A member of the CT Skills assessor team is set to take part in a charity bike ride across the East Midlands this weekend.
Karl Davey (30) is taking the 84 mile route from Leicester to Skegness on Saturday June 3 along with 200 people who are all raising money for charity LOROS.
LOROS are a hospice based in Leicester and provide free palliative care for over 2,500 terminally ill people and their families each year across Leicestershire and Rutland.
With 91p out of every £1 donated to LOROS going towards patient care, Karl’s fundraising will make a huge difference to ill patients and their families.
The ride will start at 5.30am and, with a couple of stop-offs for food and drink breaks, Karl hopes to arrive in ‘Skegvegas’ in under seven hours.
Karl – who’s been with CT Skills for five years as a trainer and assessor in business skills – has been preparing hard at the gym and has already completed 500 miles of training.
He said: “Training has been a nightmare because I was massively unfit.“I’ve done a couple of charity walks a few years ago and I used to ride my bike to work but I’ve never done a charity bike ride before.”
Karl doesn’t have the best history with bikes, however – he previously cracked his rib during a cycling accident and during training his bike broke meaning he spent hundreds of pounds getting it fixed.
“I’m nervous but genuinely very excited to do this and I’m determined to get to the end and raise money for this very worthy cause.“The only thing worrying me is the pain in my back but I know that no amount of padding on the bike will prevent that.”
So far, £480 has been raised – just shy of his £500 target, but having almost reached that figure, the aim now is to raise as much as possible.
If you’d like to, you can sponsor Karl and donate to LOROS online here.
Everyone at CT Skills is wishing Karl the best of luck on Saturday. We’ll be with you, in thought, every pedal of the way!
By Jarrad Johnson, PR & Communications Executive