Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is in China, cycling around the world on Wednesday, 21st-November-2012. In Beijing. I spent the morning on the laptop, doing computer stuff and then went out for a walk in the afternoon, which turned into a bit of a nightmare! Every 100 yards or so, I would get stopped by somebody asking me if I wanted a tour guide! It started to feel like Istanbul, where they’re all trying to sell you a carpet. But at least here, they’re a lot prettier as they’re mostly girls asking. Maybe there was more on offer than just a tour!!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
You can also follow my progress and see where I stop each night by visiting the Where’s Garry web page; there, you’ll find a map of the route I’ve taken so far.