BikeRadar Live: Win a day’s cycling with Geoff Thomas

Raise funds for charity to ride with ex-Crystal Palace star

Geoff Thomas

Want to ride with ex-Crystal Palace and England footballer Geoff Thomas? We’re giving you the chance at BikeRadar Live.


A keen cyclist, Geoff was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003. His life was saved by a bone marrow transplant from his sister. Since recovering, Geoff has dedicated his life to raising money to fund blood cancer treatment through the Geoff Thomas Foundation. He has twice ridden the route of the Tour de France.

The Foundation is teaming up with BikeRadar Live and Geoff will be tackling the 100 mile sportive – and you can join him.

How? Whoever raises the most money for the foundation will spend the day riding with the footballing (and now cycling) legend.

Geoff said: “The sportive event looks fantastic, with lots of challenging terrain and some wonderfully quiet lanes, which are perfect for cycling. I’m looking forward to getting out on the road with the cyclist who raises the most money on the day.

“There will be a large group of Geoff Thomas Foundation riders taking part and I’m delighted that Future Publishing and BikeRadar Live have appointed the GTF as the official charity of the event.”

Simply provide us with proof of how much money you’ve raised, by showing us your sponsorship form and the person who has raised the most gets to ride with the man himself.

For a sponsorship form, go to the Geoff Thomas website. Or you can set up your own donations page at if you make it clear that it’s for BikeRadar Live and the GTF.

For more information on the Geoff Thomas Foundation, visit

About BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, and will take place on the weekend of 30–31 May 2009 at DoningtonPark in Leicestershire.

The weekend will be packed full of races and challenges, with something for everyone, whether you want to compete, watch your friends and family or just check out some of the world’s best riders.

Entry into any of the events gives you full access to the festival’s many attractions including spectacular all-weather stunt displays, invitational dirt jump and dual slalom comps, a cycling film festival, live big top entertainment and the Scott Sunset DJ Sessions. Test yourself against pro and celebrity riders in the Procycling Hot Laps, post a time in the Wattbike comp or take the kids along to the Islabikes Children’s Skills School. A purpose-built bikes and accessories expo will give festival-goers the chance to ride the latest bikes from leading brands and grab show-only deals on bikes and accessories.

Events include the Cycling Plus Sportive in association with the Geoff Thomas Foundation (100km and 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr and 4hr), MBUK Eliminator dual-slalom and the Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race. Click here to sign up.

BikeRadar Live’s world-class facilities include on-site camping with a kids and family area, secure bike lock-up, showers, bike wash, workshop, picnic area, medical centre, viewing stands and food and drink market.


BikeRadar Live is brought to you by Future, the makers of Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus,, What Mountain Bike, and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.