England, Cycling The World 24th-November-2012

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is in England, cycling around the world on Saturday, 24th-November-2012. Gatwick to Felpham. 51 miles. It wasn’t a particularly nice ride home from Gatwick; it rained all the way.

I arrived at the Fox Inn, where I had departed just over twelve months ago. And was greeted by friends and family. All standing out in the rain. Once inside the pub, there were more friends and a surprise party. The bar was decorated with flags of the world, photos of my trip and posts from my website all around.

Inside The Pub

There was a lovely big cake decorated with the names of the countries I’d cycled through, which was kindly donated by Cake Fayre of Chichester. A local cake shop. Spirit FM, my local radio station, were also there. They were there to present me with my local hero award, and my local newspaper, the Bognor Observer, was there to interview me.

Some of my friends had paid for food, which was done on the theme of dishes from around the world. It was really nice to see everybody, and hopefully, I got around to speaking to everyone. I spent the afternoon talking to everybody and drinking, of course, and then went for a curry in the evening.

Really really enjoyed the surprise party. A big thank you to Vicky, Julie, Russ and Putney Mick for organising the party. And Adam and Sarah for all their help on the day and all the fundraising that they’ve done in the Fox over the past year.

Thank You All

A big thanks to Steph, who, for the past year, has looked after the website and posted all my blogs. Thanks also to everybody who’s sent me messages of support and encouragement. They were always nice to receive and read.

Thanks for all the donations. I’ve reached and past my target, not sure of the final amount, but it’s nearly £11,000 plus the $2350 from Australia.

Total mileage covered 22,154.

Roll on the next tour. Getting itchy feet already.

It’s Not Too Late To Donate

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.

Follow me on social media: Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. I’m also on Flickr, where my photos are released first at the end of each country I’ve just cycled through.

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.

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