Cycling The World 26th-August-2012

Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Sunday, 26th-August-2012 Opornyy to Qulsary. 54 miles. Nice early finish today, as it doesn’t look as if there’s going to be anywhere to stay for another hundred kilometres or so. And besides, there are only about two hundred kilometres to Atyrau, and I don’t have to be there until Wednesday or Thursday. My flight to Turkey is on Friday. Plus, I’ve already sorted a hotel out in Atyrau. Although I’ve not booked a room, the hotel I stayed at in Aktau has a sister hotel, which I’ll aim for. The staff in Aktau checked and said they should have plenty of rooms.

Not only have I had an early day, but I’ve found a proper hotel with all the facilities. It started to rain this afternoon and looked pretty miserable outside. I was so glad I stopped when I did.

Unshaven man in sunglasses
Maybe I do look a little scruffy

As I was cycling along this morning, a car pulled up alongside me and gave me some wet wipes and water! Also, the hotel wanted to serve me my meal in my room and even give it to me for free to ensure I didn’t come out! Well, I know I slept rough last night, but I’m sure I don’t look that bad! But then again, maybe I do after looking at my photo!

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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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