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One man cycling!

On 28 September 2021, 4 years after the death of his son, Stevie, by suicide, Gary Goodwin set off on his epic challenge - to cycle the length of the United Kingdom.

Gary commented... "I have always wanted to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats from a young age. So what better reason to tackle the task by raising money and marking Stevie’s life. I plan to start the solo cycle on the 28/09/2021 (Stevie’s 4th anniversary)... I’m not a young chap so therefore this will not be a speedy journey but more about getting to the finish line!"

Well, he made it and on 27 October he reached his goal, after an incredible and gruelling 922 miles!

Total time cycling; 95.36 hours or 3 days 9 hours

Total climb; 48,818 feet

Estimated revolutions for entire journey (based on averages); 400,512

Gary raised over £2000 for the The Compassionate Friends and you can still donate here . These vital funds will go towards supporting our work with bereaved parents.

Congratulations, Gary, on your amazing challenge and a huge THANKYOU from everyone at The Compassionate Friends.

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