Bike-Ride to Australia-and-Beyond 29th-June-2012

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Friday, 29th-June-2012 York to Center Square. 91 miles. I was woken up early this morning by a storm and judging by all the debris on the roads. And the number of trees that were down was quite severe!

Green fields and silos
Lush green fields near Lancaster

It’s been hot and humid today. And this afternoon I passed an electronic display, the ones that say the date and time. It said the temperature was one hundred and one degrees! I would have thought that the storm would have cleared the air, but obviously not.

This morning, I passed through a big community of Amish people near Lancaster. Now I don’t profess to know too much about them, but I thought that one of their things was that they rejected modern the lifestyle. And that’s why they ride around in a horse and cart. How come then, I saw them mowing their lawns with petrol lawnmowers and sitting in MacDonald’s on their laptops and tablets then!

I saw loads of fireflies just outside my motel door tonight. They’re pretty amazing! They were just across the way in the woods and on the grass.

Watching baseball in the pub tonight, I didn’t understand it at all!

I left England eight months ago to the day. And tomorrow, I’ll have cycled over 15,000 miles. Surely that deserves some more sponsorship. The links are all below.

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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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