Trip Start Nov 04, 2005
8Trip End Nov 14, 2005
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This travelogue will initially follow the trials and tribulations of fund raising and I'll write a little about how I try and get into some sort of shape for the trip. Never mind the fact that last spring I cycled across Europe, I've only been on the bike a handful of times since I got home. So you can expect a few entries about interesting little cycle trips around where I live, i.e. Derry and Donegal.
Although I actually volunteered for the trip shortly after returning home I decided to not think about it too much till after Christmas. I had plenty else to be doing, settling into work and studying a little. Then I got a letter from Ciaran of The Foyle Hospice inviting me to a meeting about the trip in the Hospice last Sunday.
There I meet a number of the other cyclists for the first time. They appear to be a sound bunch, men and women and a range of ages. A few of them are veterans of the previous cycle the Hospice organised to the Grand Canyon.
In a short meeting Ciaran outlined the details of the trip as they stand and talked a little about fund raising. This is the point at which I got nervous. Some people seem to be so well organised, and me, well dreaming really.
I'll end this little intro page by saying that if anyone feels like donating a pound or two, go to www.justgiving.com/petermccarron.
The money donated via justgiving.com goes directly to the Foyle Hospice and if you pay UK tax you can have an extra 25% or so added to your donation.