Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Accountant cycles to work dressed as Superman

AN accountant has swapped his suit for a cape as he attempts a 500–mile charity cycle challenge dressed as Superman.

AN accountant has swapped his suit for a cape as he attempts a 500–mile charity cycle challenge dressed as Superman.

Emmanuel Humphreys, of Ian Mikardo Way, Caversham, has worn the superhero costume on his commute to his work in Bourne End for the past month.

It takes him more than an hour to travel the 17 miles on his Ridgeback Velocity hybrid bike.

Mr Humphreys, 40, is raising money for his 18–year–old stepdaughter Ronah Naluwooza, who needs to raise £5,900 so she can travel to Thailand in August with the Project Trust charity and teach children English.

Ronah’s mother Mastula is married to Mr Humphreys and they live together with the couple’s children Amina, 13, Bashir, 12, and Maya, five, and Mrs Humphreys’ son Caffim, 23.



Mr Humphreys said: “Cycling has always been my thing so I thought, ‘how can I find something that will capture people’s attention and is a challenge but will fit in to my daily lifestyle?’. Normally I take the train to Maidenhead and then cycle from there so my commute has gone up from seven miles to 17 miles each way. It’s definitely getting me fit.

“The public have been great and lots of people ask what I’m doing. I get lots of toots from drivers and people raising their arm like Superman flying.”

Ronah, who will visit four inner–city schools in Nakhon Sawan, needs to fund her travel, accommodation and living costs while in the Thailand. She will spend a year in the country before returning to Britain to go to university.

She has already raised more than £3,600 by holding cake sales, running a homework club for children in Amersham Road, Caversham, and taking part in the Reading half marathon in March.

Mr Humphreys said: “Ronah wanted to take a gap year before university. It will be really beneficial to the kids and a great learning experience for her. She wants to go into teaching and will be studying education at university.”

To make a donation, visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RonahNaluwooza



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