Geoff Thomas

Geoff Thomas

Geoff is a former professional footballer. He recently sent me details of his awe-inspiring challenge for 2017.

“This year, I am taking on the “Three Tours Challenge”. This epic feat will see me cycle the three Grand Tours; The Giro D’Italia, Le Tour de France and La Vuelta a España consecutively.

This challenge is a monumental one. We will cycle a total of 10,504km, all in only 63 days of cycling just one day ahead of the likes of Chris Froome in the main professional events and I am delighted to have the support of Farr Vintners and my former team, Crystal Palace.

Find out more about the challenge: www.3tourschallenge.com

Only 39 professional cyclists have taken this challenge. No amateur or professional team or female cyclist has done it before and we would love a woman out there to join us. We are just 5 amateur cyclists who are passionate and driven to test ourselves to the limit for a great cause and this challenge will certainly take us to our limits and it is certainly for a wonderful cause.

Why are we doing it? We are trying to raise £1m to help blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia fully fund the expansion of the internationally renowned Centre for Clinical Haematology. Not only will the expanded Centre immediately save more lives but it will also hasten global progress towards eradicating all forms of blood cancer within 25 years, a goal that we all want to reach even sooner.

We have had great support from so many already including the current England football manager Gareth Southgate. Gareth said:

“As a former teammate of Geoff’s I know what a brave and committed player he was and these qualities will have no doubt helped him through his own battle with blood cancer. His fundraising since he beat the disease has not only raised millions but also inspired so many people in the process. I am in no doubt that Geoff and the team will complete this monumental cycling challenge and raise considerable funds towards Cure Leukaemia’s £1m Appeal so I hope the football community will unite behind this wonderful cause.”

Please give what you can because every single penny will go towards a charity that can help cure the 3rd biggest cancer killer in the UK. Please help us Cure Leukaemia.

The tour started on May 4th in Italy, any donations would be greatly appreciated.”

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