Welcome to my website

My name is Garry McGivern.

In 2007 I lost my wife to breast cancer, aged only 42. To say thank you to the local hospice that cared for her (St Wilfred’s) and keep myself occupied I decided to go on a charity cycle ride from Spain to England. After completing this first cycle ride, I found that I’d got a real taste for long distance cycling.
Despite being middle-aged, overweight, drinking far too much and overeating, I seem to be able to ride a bike for miles without any training and have been cycling around different countries ever since, whenever I have the opportunity to, work commitments and finances permitting.
I’ve since cycled in over 35 countries and covered over 50,000 miles and certainly don’t have any intentions of stopping just yet!
In the process of cycling, I’m also trying to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK via my just giving web page www.justgiving.com/Garry-McGivern. Please donate by clicking on the link.  UK residents can text the word “BIKK50 £3” to 70070 to donate £3.

I have set up this website so people can follow my progress; please click on any of the links to find out more. I hope you enjoy the ride!!!

Where’s Garry

Where’s Garry? Good question, where is Garry?

Garry’s stuck at home waiting to go into hospital for a hip operation! And unfortunately, Garry’s hip is now causing him too much pain to cycle any real distance!

Although Garry’s in a lot of pain, he still hopes to be able to get away on the odd bike ride, but don’t expect it to be too far or any great distance! Meanwhile, as he’s unable to go far, he’s making the most of this downtime looking at maps and guidebooks planning future trips.

You can find out if Garry’s away at the moment or if he’s had his operation by visiting Garry’s progress or looking at the map below.

You can also follow Garry on Facebook and Twitter.

But rest assured, whatever happens, Garry will be back in the saddle as soon as he’s physically able!

Donate and get Garry away as soon as he’s recovered; you’ll be doing everyone a favour!

Updated June 2018

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Previous Trips

All Garry’s previous trips in year order, over 50,000 miles cycled in 40 countries and five continents since 2008. Click on any picture to find out where Garry cycled in that year.

Garry has also completed plenty of smaller rides, but being under 500 miles he doesn’t tend to put them here. These smaller rides are in the archives section at the bottom of the page click on any month to find out more.

To find out where Garry is at the moment look in Garry’s Progress at the top of the page.

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2008
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2009
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2010
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2011-12
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2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2017
World map with bike
2018

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