Captain Fantastic Geoff Thomas Completes Three Tours Challenge

Written by FYP Team

Geoff Thomas is a hero. A living, breathing, 10,500km bike riding, Crystal Palace captaining, leukemia fighting hero.

Geoff Team

Every challenge he's had he's fought bravely. Whether that was as a professional footballer, as a cancer survivor, or as a fundraiser to help others fight the deadly condition. 

His latest challenge, following on from completing the Tour de France twice, was to take on the Three Tours. The Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana. Only 39 professional riders have completed the challenge. Only one team has done it. Geoff's team.

Geoff and his incredible team of fellow amateur cyclsits rode a total of 10500km, climbing more than 66000m across some of the highest peaks of Italy, France and Spain in 63 days of cycling.

Geoff Hand

Their goal is to raise £1m for Cure Leukemia, with the ultimate aim being to help them fully fund the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Farr Vintners, one of the team's primary sponsors, donated £250,000 to Cure Leukemia upon the successful completion of the challenge. 

Congratulations to Geoff and his fellow riders Hayden Groves, Geoff Maltin and Doug McKinnon, as well as his support team and everyone else involved in the challenge. It's an incredible achievment.

You too can donate to Geoff's challenge by visiting his JustGiving page. You can also read up on the challenge, or find out more about Cure Leukemia's Quest for a Cure here