Loughborough Alumni


17 Sep 2020

Alumnus cycles 135 miles to raise money for the NHS

Zubair Moti, a graduate from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, recently cycled 135 miles from Leicester to London in a single day as part of a group of 10 grassroots football coaches and volunteers from the Community Football Academy (CFA).

With no previous cycling experience between them, they trained for 10 weeks and completed the actual ride in 19 hours after battling through injuries, punctures and torrential rain.

The ride was organised in order to raise much needed funds for the NHS Neonatal Unit at Leicester General Hospital which is located close to CFA’s home ground. The unit is a regional cooling centre, providing specialist therapy for babies that have suffered from a lack of oxygen around the time of birth. Working with a team of specialist neonatal surgeons, the unit offers surgery for a range of serious conditions. The group initially aimed to raise £10,000 and have so far raised over £15,000.

Zubair was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester as part of a ‘Make A Difference’ segment. He talked about his motivations and experience of the ride.

Find more about Zubair and CFA ‘Ride for the Future’ online.

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