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Palace Legend Thomas Cycling To Paris

24 May 2013


Selhurst Park legend Geoff Thomas is set to saddle up for charity cycle to Paris, in a bid to help beat blood cancer. 

The former England and Crystal Palace midfielder will push himself to the limit next month, when he sets off on a gruelling 450km cycle from London to Paris.

Thomas’ marathon journey will see him raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research – a charity he has close ties with after battling chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003. 

The ride, named London-Paris: Be Unstoppable, will start in Greenwich Park on 6th June, with around 200 cyclists set to make the four-day journey to the French capital.

And Thomas’ former Palace teammates John Salako and Ian Wright are set to be among his fellow riders. 

The endurance ride will offer participants all the excitement of being part of a peloton, with motorcycle outriders and closed roads.

Thomas, who captained Crystal Palace to the 1990 FA Cup Final and is now an ambassador for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said: “Since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003, I have met many incredible people, including determined doctors, inspiring patients and selfless fundraisers. 

“For me, London-Paris: Be Unstoppable is another way I can continue to raise awareness and help Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research to beat blood cancers and improve the lives of patients so they can live their lives to the full. We want to reach a place where being diagnosed today won’t stop you riding tomorrow.”

A number of other high profile stars are set to join Thomas on the ride, including his former Palace teammates John Salako and Ian Wright. 

Dan Solley, head of sports fundraising at Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research said: “The charity has long been involved in high profile and innovative sports fundraising events, such as our annual flagship event, London Bikeathon, which takes place in September. 

“However some of our supporters want a bigger challenge. They want to push themselves further, cycling together, focused on one united cause; to beat blood cancer and stop people from dying.”

If you would like to take part in London-Paris: Be Unstoppable alongside Geoff Thomas, John Salako, Ian Wright, sign up by CLICKING HERE.

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