For Anwar Badat (34), a family that cycles together stays together. Cycling is a big part of his family life. As a certified cycling trainer, he uses sport as a tool to build communities in his neighbourhood.
But his enthusiasm for cycling doesn't end there. Anwar also loves using his cargo bike. If you live in Waltham Forest, chances are you may see him in his formal attire dashing around on the cargo bike with his children smiling in the cart upfront.
There is also another noble side to his cycling.
For Anwar, raising money through cycling is not just about the impact on the intended beneficiary, but also about nurturing values of teamwork among his children.
"I want to show my children what impact we can have in society when working as a collective to do something good for others," says Anwar who works as an IT professional for Transport for London.
On 25 August, Anwar, along with 25 other cyclists from the London based H&K cycling club, will be riding for 3 days through Prague, Ceske Budejovice and Vienna to raise funds for children who are suffering from various hearts defects in Bangladesh. During the course of their journey, they will be cycling just over 260 miles and 13,000 feet of elevation.