Chef to raise funds on charity bike ride

luke thomas on a bike
luke thomas on a bike

He’s been titled ‘the UK’s youngest head chef’, released his own cook books, opened his first standalone restaurant and co-owns Blacks, a private members club in Soho.

You may think 26-year-old Luke Thomas hasn’t a minute to himself, but the entrepreneur is taking a short break from his busy schedule to support three amazing causes by participating in a 200K cycle ride in Vietnam next month.

Thomas will be riding with a group who have named themselves ‘The Traunts’ who have set a personal challenge to raise £750,000 which will be donated to Nordoff-Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

About The Charities

Teenage Cancer Trust

They lead the world in the care of young people with cancer. They make sure that patients are treated as young people first, cancer patients second. Everything that they do aims to improve the patient’s quality of life and chance of survival.

Nordoff Robbins

Their trained music therapists work with people of all ages to improve physical health and ability, address emotional and behavioural difficulties and increase creativity, self-esteem and confidence.


Childline is a service provided by the NSPCC. Since 1986 the service has counselled over 2.6 million vulnerable children that are bullied, or physically and sexually abused.

Luke told ABLE2UK: ‘The challenge really is quite brutal, however knowing the impact these funds can have on the charities & their beneficiaries really is the courage to get you to the finish line, its an honour to support these three terrific charities’

You can make a donation to the cause via the Race-Nation website.