Geraint Thomas ‘G' will ride 12 hour shifts for three consecutive days, mirroring a typical NHS hospital shift, to celebrate the hard work of front line workers and raise money for the NHS.
The 2018 Tour de France winner and Team Ineos rider will carry out the 36 hours on his turbotrainer in his garage in Wales and will be riding on Zwift - the virtual training platform which will also allow cycling fans to join him on the ride. The three 12 hours rides will also be streamed live on Geraint’s and Team INEOS’ Facebook pages so all fans can track his progress and donate.
Geraint will begin at 7.30am and ride for 12 consecutive hours on 15th, 16th and 17th April. He will be supported by his wife Sara and young baby who are also self-isolating with Geraint in their Welsh home.
Geraint will be raising money for NHS Charities Together - the national membership organisation which represents 140 member charities - who are currently working with the NHS on a COVID-19 appeal. People can donate here.
Geraint Thomas said: “Like everyone around the country I have been humbled by the hard work, bravery and professionalism of the NHS. I was chatting to Sa to see what we could do to show our support for all the front line workers so - I’m doing the only thing I know how to do and getting on my bike! I know this is a hard time for everyone but I hope that people will be able to make even the smallest donation to a great cause. And if people are keen to join, sign up and ride with me!"
Riders wishing to join Geraint can sign up here: https://zwift.com/events/series/geraint-thomas-nhs-zwift-shifts/
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