Stoke keeper Sorensen to mark retirement with epic US cycle ride
Veteran goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced that he's calling it a day at the end of the current season and retiring after 22 long years in the saddle.
Currently entering into the final few months of his ever-dwindling Stoke City contract, the 38-year-old Danish stopper has vowed to mark his retirement by "giving something back" -- duly announcing that he plans to cycle some 4,000 miles across the United States in the summer all in the name of charity.
Indeed, Sorensen tweeted the details of his epic bike trek, which will see the former Denmark international pedalling his way across North American from southern Maine to Oregon's Pacific coast.
NEWS (1): An idea was forged 2yrs ago. After a lot of preparation and hard training I am now 2mths away from taking on a huge challenge....- Thomas Sorensen (@TSorensen1) April 27, 2015
NEWS (2): I will be cycling 4000miles across America in aid of sick children and live out a life long dream. pic.twitter.com/HDVWaGJhSA- Thomas Sorensen (@TSorensen1) April 27, 2015
Amazing and we wish Thomas the very best of luck, though we'd make doubly sure we'd packed our talcum powder if we were him. Saddle sores can be a nightmare.