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Geoff Thomas to join Bike to Wolves on ultimate away day

Iconic former Crystal Palace captain Geoff Thomas will be joining Palace fans who are taking on Bike to Wolves – the ultimate away day – this May.

Bike to Wolves is coming up on the 11th and 12th May!

This year’s challenge invites supporters to raise valuable funds for the local community and watch the Eagles to boot, with a cycling trip to see Palace take on Wolves at Molineux on Saturday, 11th May 2024.

And at the midway point of the route, while stopping off for the night in a hotel, cyclists will have the chance to meet Thomas and enjoy his company in an exclusive Q&A.

During six years as a Palace player, Thomas represented the Eagles 249 times, winning Supporters’ Player of the Season in his maiden campaign; promotion to the top-flight in his second; and captaining them to the 1990 FA Cup final in his third.

Thomas received an MBE in 2022 for his charitable work raising millions for Cure Leukaemia, a charity which aided his recovery following his own diagnosis with blood cancer. The inspirational skipper rode the Tour de France for a sixth time – a distance of over 10,000 miles – raising millions of pounds for the charity in the process.

The next morning, riders will complete the remaining 49 miles to the Molineux – with enough time for a shower, lunch and a drink before Palace’s final away game of the season.

WHAT IS BIKE TO WOLVES?

Through their fundraising efforts, 2023’s determined group raised an incredible £43,000 through Bike to Villa!

In 2022, a group of over 30 Palace fans cycled over 100 miles and raised £34,000 for the Foundation by completing Bike to Southampton.

The 2020 Bournemouth edition, meanwhile, raised more than £15,000 – despite the match itself being postponed!

Not only is the ride an incredible physical feat, Bike to Wolves will be a great way to connect with likeminded Palace fans, watch the Eagles in action, and most importantly, raise funds for young south Londoners.

The money you raise will go towards three key areas of the our work:

  • Keeping more young people away from knife crime, violence and anti-social behaviour
  • Helping more young people find career & job opportunities
  • Supporting more young people with their mental & physical health

HOW CAN I SUPPORT?

Sign ups for Bike to Wolves are now closed, but you can still support out riders by donating! You can donate here.

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