Cycling

Fixing Dad: An Inspirational Tale

This film was shown on BBC2 this evening. Goodness knows why they hid it away at 10pm on a Sunday evening. It would have been better to show it at 8pm on Saturday night on BBC1. The trailer is below; the film itself available on the BBC iPlayer for the next month. Again, they should keep it on there forever. Perhaps they might. Lot’s of home truths… and a shock.

“When their dad Geoff was getting his affairs in order and the threat of diabetic foot amputation loomed, film-makers Anthony and Ian Whitington decided to step in. With their cameras holding him accountable for every aspect of his destructive lifestyle, they turn his stubborn resistance into iron resolve. As Geoff fought to regain his health amidst mounting complications, his sons battled against his years of poor diet, bad habits and ingrained negativity, with little more than hope and gritty determination to get them through.

There are no quick fixes as the brothers attempt to transform their dad from a barely mobile night security guard to a fighting fit endurance cyclist and global speaker on defeating type 2 diabetes. With more than a third of adults in the UK pre-diabetic – and millions living with type 2 already – they show that if Geoff can do it, anyone can. Through humour, support and determination, the family reminds us that those we love make us strong and that a life we love is worth fighting for.”

There is a website and Facebook and Twitter accounts. A book will be available later this year.

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