Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is in China, cycling around the world on Thursday, 22nd-November-2012. In Beijing. I felt a bit sad and down today, knowing that it was my last day in China and more or less the end of my bicycle tour! Although it will be nice to see family, friends and my cat!
Spent the day at the hotel. I’m not a very good tourist at the best of times. Let alone when I know I’ve got a flight to catch. Even if it is at 2 o’clock tomorrow morning, I just want to get going!
Got to the airport in plenty of time, about 5 hours before my flight! Was still able to check in and get rid of my bike and bag. I wonder if the queen gets asked if she packed her own bags, and if she does get asked, what does she say?
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.