Hi, I’m Jackie

Thanks for your interest in me, a retired Nurse and grandmother from Bromsgrove. At the age of 60 I wanted to do something that would help others, and show that age is no boundary when it comes to any challenge that life presents.

From Friday 24 June – Sunday 17 July 2022, I am joining leukaemia survivor Geoff Thomas, the former England and Crystal Palace footballer, to cycle the full Tour de France route one week ahead of the professionals. Alongside Geoff and I, the 25 riders of The Tour 21 team will take on all 3,328 km of the 21 stages of one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges. As a team of 25 amateur cyclists, we are committed to raising £1,000,000 for CureLeukaemia – the charity that helped save the life of Geoff, and many others.

I’ll be blogging about my training, fundraising and finally my experiences riding the Tour De France Route one week ahead of the professionals. Why not come along for the ride