My name is Garry McGivern.
In December 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 and cycle-touring.
Despite being middle-aged and overweight, I seem to be able to ride a bike for miles, without any practice or training! And have been cycle-touring around different countries ever since. Work commitments and finances permitting.
I’ve since ridden my bike in over 35 countries and cycled around the world in 2011/12, for cancer research. And have now cycled over 50,000 miles!
Unfortunately, in July 2018, I contracted sepsis! (Read what happened ) And was unable to ride a bike!
But after spending six weeks in the care of my local Hospital, where I also had hip replacement surgery, I was allowed home.
After a further two months of recovery at home, I was once again able to get back on my bike and cycle once more!
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!!!