9th Aug, 2020

Rubery rider cycles 2,200km from London to Gibraltar to raise funds for CALM

A RUBERY cyclist has completed the ride of his life – a 2,200km pedal from London to Gibraltar, raising £2,000 for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

It took Greg Watkins 24 days to complete his epic journey where he cycled up the toughest climb in the Pyrenees mountains, got lost in sandy woods in Brittany and was beaten by winds and rain in Spain.

He slept in tents, stopped in trucks, hostels and Air BnBs in between the legs of his tour.

On average he spent ten-hours-a-day cycling.

Greg said: “I’ve been through all the struggles – tears, aches and pains, even the loss of feeling in my little finger but I’ve enjoyed it a lot.

“It really is an experience I will never forget.”

He thanked everyone who donated to CALM, a charity working to prevent male suicide which is close to Greg’s heart.

“Thanks also to everyone who liked, shared and commented on my posts or spread the word in any way and to those who sent me messages of encouragement and support.

“You’ve all been incredible,” he added.

Greg’s fund-raising page is still open.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theroad2gibraltar to donate.

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