3 Athletes and a CEO - from Liege to London for Right to Play
In just over a week's time four of the Lumesse team including CEO Matthew J Parker will be riding around 350 miles from the start of the Tour de France in Liege back to the Olympics in London in support of Right to Play.
If you are not aware of Right to Play, have a look at Right to Play to read about how the charity supports children across the world to play and learn how to play; every kid's right.
The more I read about Right to Play, the more I realise a sore back and months of learning to ride a road bike in the English rain is a tiny contibution to the work these guys do. Back when I originally signed up to do this inspired by Mark Cavendish, one of the Right to Play ambassadors, one of the Lumesse team didn't even own a bike (me) and one hadn't been on his bike for over a year (our CEO). The other two are actually scarily fit. Since then we have got through fractured elbows, broken shoulders, multiple illnesses and winter-induced training apathy to get ourselves to within days of the start line. I wouldn't say we are a finely tuned group of athletes, but we will be there for sure.
If you want to support us please click on our Justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/Lumesse-MatthewJParker and we, plus Right to Play, and more importantly all the children and societies that Right to Play work with, will be greatly appreciative.