Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is in China, cycling around the world on Sunday, 11th-November-2012. Dingbian to Jingbian. 76 miles.
I was very good today and decided not to go on the motorway. Seeing as there wasn’t any real difference in the mileage. And what do I get for being good, a broken phone, ripped trousers and a bruised arse! Where the road goes up over a hill, it’s obviously a lot colder, and where the snow had melted, it just froze again. Especially in the shadier parts, so the road was just a sheet of ice! God knows how many times I fell off! The wheels would just go from underneath me, and there was nothing I could do. I’d be sliding along the ground, and my bike would come sliding past me! Luckily, each time it happened there weren’t any other vehicles to near!
It’s turning into a real battle now to get to Beijing, what with the weather being so cold and my wheel, that keeps freezing up! I’ve even changed my route a little bit, so I follow the railway. That way, if it gets too bad, I’ll just jump on the train!
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.