Back in the Saddle
In 2017, a team of amateur cyclists took on the 3 Tours Challenge, riding the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España to help raise vital money for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia.
The challenge was to cycle over 10403km in just 63 days, completing each of the famous Grand Tours one day ahead of the professionals – a feat only 39 professional cyclists have ever completed.
The team of riders included Geoff Thomas, former England and Crystal Palace footballer; James Maltin, wealth manager; Doug McKinnon, telecoms entrepreneur, and Hayden Groves, chef and author of Back in the Saddle.
Back in the Saddle features 63 recipes inspired by every stage of their route through Italy, France and Spain: a cycling and food odyssey.
The book features contributions from Professor Charles Craddock CBE, Alastair Storey, Phil Liggett MBE, Laura Kenny CBE and Michel Roux Jr.
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