Welcome to my website

My name is Garry McGivern.

In 2007 I lost my wife to breast cancer, aged only 42. To say thank you to the local hospice that cared for her (St Wilfred’s) and keep myself occupied I decided to go on a charity cycle ride from Spain to England. After completing this first cycle ride, I found that I’d got a real taste for long distance cycling.
Despite being middle aged, overweight, drinking far too much and eating too much, I seem to be able to ride a bike for miles without any training and have been cycling around different countries ever since, whenever I have the opportunity to, work commitments and finances permitting.
I’ve since cycled in over 35 countries and covered over 50,000 miles and certainly don’t have any intensions of stopping just yet!
In the process of cycling I’m also trying to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK via my just giving web page www.justgiving.com/Garry-McGivern. Please donate by clicking on the link or UK residents can text the word “BIKK50 £3” to 70070 to donate £3.

I have set up this website so people can follow my progress; please click on any of the links to find out more. I hope you enjoy the ride!!!

Where’s Garry

After returning home from his tour of India and Nepal in late November, Garry’s busy planning his next tour.

Even though Garry’s not away right now, he does try and get away most weekends when he’s not working.

You can find out more by visiting Garry’s progress or look in the archives section.

Sunny Felpham

Please help to make Felpham a quiet and peaceful place once again by donating to get Garry away, you’ll be doing everyone a favour!

Up-dated December 2016

Previous Trips

All Garry’s previous trips in year order, please click on a year for to find out more.

There are also plenty of smaller rides that Garry has completed which can be found in the archives at the bottom of the page.