By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has raised over £338 000 pounds, and counting, for the fight against covid-19 after riding his bike for 36 hours in a 3-day rides or shifts as at the last check by kick442.com.
The money is all going to NHS Charities Together, the collective body for the 140 NHS charities, at a time when the UK’s publicly-funded healthcare system has been stretched to breaking point by the pandemic.
The cyclist had decided to ride for 12 hours each day for three hours to raise 100,000 pounds but has been overwhelmed has the fund has been trippled.
The rider started on Wednesday and was concludes on Friday and Saturday over 300,000 pounds was announced to have been raised.
”I’m just looking forward to a shower and maybe a bag peas down below,” Thomas joked as he spoke to BBC at the end of his final shift.
“The amazing thing has been raising so much money, it’s insane. I thought £50,000 was a good target but someone in the team thought we should aim for the stars and go for £100,000. To triple that is fantastic.
The rider took to his twitter page to thank all who have donated to the cause.
“A huge thanks to everyone who has joined me and donated, but the biggest thanks goes to everyone working for the NHS,” Thomas added. “Their commitment and everything they’re doing, it means so much to everyone, to the whole country.”
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