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Riding through the storm

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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, and in July he was diagnosed as having leukaemia. Suddenly, he was fighting to survive. This book focuses on his journey round the Tour de France in the summer of 2005, riding the 2240 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 200,000 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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Author(s):
Geoff Thomas
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752876147
ISBN-13:
9780752876146
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
Riding Through the Storm: My Fight Back to Fitness on the Tour de France

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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, and in July he was diagnosed as having leukaemia. Suddenly, he was fighting to survive. This book focuses on his journey round the Tour de France in the summer of 2005, riding the 2240 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 200,000 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.

Author(s):
Geoff Thomas
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752876147
ISBN-13:
9780752876146
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
Riding Through the Storm: My Fight Back to Fitness on the Tour de France

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