Geraint Thomas raises over £300,000 for NHS in gruelling 36 hour bike challenge

Former Tour De France winner Geraint Thomas has raised over £300,000 for the NHS after completing a gruelling 36 hours cycling challenge from his home.

The Welshman spent 36 hours on a turbo trainer over just three days.

The 2018 Tour winner wanted to replicate the shifts of an NHS worker with his 12-hour stints on the bike.

He eclisped his £100,000 fundraising goal and thanked everyone for their support and donations.

While the Team Ineos rider clearly knows his way around a bike, he had never previously spent longer than eight-and-a-half-hours in the saddle before.

Thomas' mum Hilary has come out of retirement for a third time to offer her services at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff.

"She has retired three times, but she keeps going back again," he said.

"When this pandemic came along, she rang them up and said, 'Do you want me to come back?' so she is doing two days a week."

In the latest of the 'At Home With' series, ITV Wales Sport reporter Beth Fisher spoke to Thomas about his money raising efforts.