Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Sunday 12th-August-2012 Ganca to Kurdamir. 105 miles. I said goodbye to my night of luxury this morning. But not before I took full advantage of the buffet breakfast. I made sure I got my money’s worth there!
What a great day I managed to cover 107 miles in under seven hours! Okay, it’s been flat, and I’ve had a good tailwind. But in this heat, it still impressed me. I think it might be flat all the way to Baku now. That’ll be the kiss of death now I’ve said that! You watch.
It’s certainly been a lucky day for me after missing my turning and ending up on this route. I was happily bowling, making good progress. I just wasn’t paying any attention and cycled straight past my turning. But after looking at the map, it seems a better choice. The road I was going to take looks as if it might have been a lot more hilly. And in this forty-degree heat, it’s not funny.
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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