A TUBE worker is cycling round the world in one year to raise money for charity after losing his dad to cancer.

Adam Sultan, from Stanmore, will embark on his adventure on June 18, at the Lee Valley Velopark, in Stratford.

The 26-year-old, who quit his job for London Underground in April after 10 years, decided to set himself a new challenge after running 15 marathons last year.

He was inspired to combine his passion for adventure and sport with charity work after losing his father to lung cancer in 2014.

In his latest venture, Mr Sultan will visit France first for two months, before travelling to the Alps, Germany, Greece and either Africa or Asia, depending on which he decides to choose nearer the time.

He prepared for the mammoth task by cycling around Britain last year and says he is “excited” for the journey which lies ahead.

He said: “I have always wanted to do this.

“Ever since I decided to do it I have been excited but since the beginning of this month, I have realised it is real and it is starting to hit home.

“However, I have to do what is right for me, even though I will miss a lot of people.”

He only took up cycling as a hobby in 2015, after being inspired by a friend who cycled around all the states in America.

Her enthusiasm spurred his interest in helping others while also changing his own life.

Mr Sultan explained: “I’m going round without a team of people and so it will be a real challenge.

“Some of the charities I’m supporting are quite small and include Feedback Madagascar, which works with the poorest communities in the country and Right to Play, which transforms the lives of children through sport and play.”

Mr Sultan wanted to pursue his dream after feeling “stuck” working in the same role since he was 16.

He said: “After doing one job for the last ten years, I now want to work in many different roles that are outside my comfort zone and during my trip, I will be volunteering and gaining new skills.

“This is a great opportunity to meet locals who will have secrets to tell you about the area and most of them are proud of their country.

“I want to share stories from different communities which do not have a voice or get praise.”

To follow his journey, visit: www.adamtsultan.com