Garry McGivern’s cycling around the World, Saturday, 4th-August-2012 Samsun to Ordu. 93 miles. It’s been lovely and flat today. I seem to have lost a lot of the hills I’ve had over the past few days. It’s also been overcast today, which has kept the temperature down a bit. But the humidity has been through the roof. For a while, I thought I was back in Malaysia!
With it being so flat today, I had a nice fast ride, covering my ninety miles in less than seven hours. I had a nasty tunnel to go through about thirty miles from my finish today, which made me speed up even more. I was already on a busy dual carriageway but happy riding along in my own lane on the hard shoulder. But then, when this tunnel came up, the hard shoulder disappeared, and I found myself in the same lane as the trucks and cars. It was a nerve-wracking ride, and I was glad when the four-kilometre tunnel came to an end. And I was able to get back on my hard shoulder.
Ordu seems to be a very touristy town. I had no problem finding a hotel or somewhere to eat tonight. Restaurants were even open before Ramadan had finished.
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.
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