Monday 31st October 2011

Lorry in France
Some things just don’t translate to well

Mon 31. Capel-Le-Ferne to Seclin 93 miles. Forgot about the joys of travelling with only 2 of everything you generally have to put your clothes on wet in the morning were you washed them the night before! The few miles from the campsite to the ferry were good it was all down hill! Bit of a shock at the ferry terminal, £30 one way! Bit of a head wind today, but it was good to be in France again. Saw loads of children trick and treating for Halloween. It gets dark quite early now the clocks have changed, couldn’t find a campsite tonight so found a cheap hotel and managed to stay within my budget. I did have to cook my supper in the room though! How rude!

Sunday 30th October 2011

Seven sisters country park
Seven sisters country park
Brighton to Capel-Le-Ferne 80 miles.

Nice campsite last night, thanks to Mick for telling me about it. Good to see the old trick of turning up late and leaving early to avoid paying still works! It didn’t tonight got to the campsite too early! Think maybe I should have brought a new tent before leaving home, fixed a tear tonight, then realised one of the tent poles has ripped through it’s sleeving that guides it on the tent, perhaps 3 or 4 years of putting the tent away wet has weakened the fabric, at least it’s not got to last too much longer, I mean it’s not as if I’m away for long!! Get an early ferry to France tomorrow, my first foreign country on this trip!

Saturday 29th October 2011

Garry McGivern's family and friends waving him off
The send off from Garry’s local the Fox Inn in Felpham
Garry’s finally on his way

Home to Brighton. 29 miles. The day has finally arrived, and I’m now on my way to Australia! I hope to reach there May/June next year all being well! Good send off from The Fox today, quite emotional though! Thanks to everybody who came along. Easy start to my trip, not many miles and no hills, think tomorrow might be a bit different! Camping in Brighton tonight, that’s in a tent, not camping it up!


Hello world!

Welcome to my website!!!

My name is Garry McGivern.

I’m planning to cycle from Bognor Regis on the South Coast of England to Brisbane, Australia.

I lost my wife to breast cancer in 2007 aged only 42, and I am embarking on this trip in her memory to try and raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK.

I will be leaving Bognor Regis on 29th October 2011 and hope to arrive in Brisbane Australia around May/June 2012.

The route I will be taking will take me through Europe and into Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

I have set up this website so people can follow my progress, I hope you enjoy the ride!!!