Luke King on his bike for charity
Through the month of September, Supercheap Auto TCR Australia driver Luke King is clocking up the miles for charity.
King has traded his Melbourne Performance Centre Audi RS3 LMS TCR for pedal power to participate in the Starlight Foundation’s Tour de Kids fundraiser.
“The Tour De Kids fundraiser has got me into my cycling,” King told The Driver’s Seat podcast.
“I’ve always wanted to get into road biking so I’ve been going to the velodrome, that’s sort of my fitness portion sorted and I’m doing a bit of home gym stuff.”
King is targeting 1000km for the month, which works out to be 33km per day on the bike, hitting a personal best of Wednesday achieving a best of 33.3km in just under an hour.
Regularly updating his progress through Facebook at 11am every day to align with New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian’s press conferences, King stated in his last video he had reached 173km and raised $1309 of a $2000 target.
In addition to discussing his fundraising on The Driver’s Seat Podcast hosted by Matt MacKelden and Steve Johnson, King expanded on why he joined Supercheap Auto TCR Australia and where he hopes it will take him.
“Because we’re in charge of our own sponsors, we can choose the route,” King said.
“Obviously we have to do right by our sponsors and that’s why the Audi worked with Moutai this year because they’re both high end, luxury brands.
“From a driver perspective, I would love to go abroad and I think Europe is where it’s at.”
The next rounds of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park on October 15-17.