Riding Through The Storm

My Fight Back to Fitness on the Tour de France

Geoff Thomas's heroic battle to overcome leukaemia, and then take on the toughest sporting challenge: to ride the Tour de France
'A wonderfully compelling read' INDEPENDENT

'RIDING THROUGH THE STORM details movingly and eloquently how Thomas fought cancer and then took on the Tour de France to prove how alive he was . Les mer
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Geoff Thomas's heroic battle to overcome leukaemia, and then take on the toughest sporting challenge: to ride the Tour de France
'A wonderfully compelling read' INDEPENDENT

'RIDING THROUGH THE STORM details movingly and eloquently how Thomas fought cancer and then took on the Tour de France to prove how alive he was ... All human life graces Thomas' outstanding book' DAILY TELEGRAPH

When Geoff Thomas struggled to play a friendly game of tennis while on holiday in Mallorca in May 2003, he thought little of it. Recently retired as a footballer, he believed it was a sign of ageing and perhaps a pulled muscle. But when the pain wouldn't go away, his wife Julie persuaded him to go to a doctor. He was diagnosed as having leukaemia.

RIDING THROUGH THE STORM focuses on his journey round the Tour de France in the summer of 2005, riding the 2,240-mile course in the 21 days it takes Lance Armstrong and all the top cyclists, despite never having cycled much before. Despite the odds against him achieving it, he rode the course and raised nearly GBP200,000 for charity. As he rides, he looks back on his successful career as a footballer, and the bone-marrow transplant that saved his life.

This is a powerful, moving and inspirational story of extraordinary achievement.

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Geoff Thomas played for seven clubs in a football career of almost 20 years, but he was most closely associated with Crystal Palace, who he led to the FA Cup final in 1990. He won nine caps for England. In July 2003, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, and on being given the all-clear decided to ride in the Tour de France in 2005.