Welcome to Cycling4Cancer! This blog belongs to Chris Gruar, who cycled 42 812km over 27 months across the world to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research. If this is your first visit to the website, you may be interested in checking out my route, reading some FAQs, scanning through some of my pictures, checking out some newspaper articles, listening to one of my radio interviews, or watching a video or two from my expedition!
If you would rather jump straight in and read about some of my experiences, my most popular posts include From the Beaches of England to the Trenches of WW1, Images of Norway: A Cyclists Dream, The Baltic to The Balkans: Descending Eastern Europe, The Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan: Along the Osh Bishkek Highway, Epic Distances through Western China, and The Land of Contrasts: The Beauty of Angkor Wat and the Brutality of the Khmer Rouge.
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A few weeks after returning home from the expedition I had a radio interview on the program Open House, on Hope 103.2 FM. During the interview I talked with Dwayne Jeffries about various highlights of my 43 000km journey, challenges faced along the way, as well as adjusting back to life off the saddle. The audio is played over many of my favorite images between Castleford on day one in England and Newtown on day seven hundred and ninety seven in Australia…
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Earlier this week after arriving to Camden I had a chat to Rob Doorey from C91.3, my local radio station. The newspaper articles are all taken from the Camden Narellan Advertiser who followed my charity expedition with weekly articles. Thanks for getting involved C91.3 and for promoting the upcoming charity event on the 22nd June at Barenz – if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet please click here! Thanks.
The last week on the saddle took me from Canberra to the finish line in Camden, passing through Goulburn, Wollongong and Sydney Harbour before reaching the familiar streets of my hometown Camden. When I left Canberra I pedalled out with the scientist Richard Callaghan, who cycled with me to Lake George. By the time we said goodbye, the wind had picked up and I was blown northwards by a strong tailwind to reach the Big Marino by sunset…
When I visited the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra I met Richard Callaghan and his science team, who are funded by Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly AICR). This footage is taken from the evening WIN NEWS CANBERRA, covering not only my expedition (and ride through the campus), but information on cancer research in Australia. Enjoy!
Its been an incredibly challenging ride from Albury to reach the Australian capital of Canberra. True to form, I created the most difficult route to enjoy a brutal mountainous climb before my finish line next week in Sydney. Most of you will be familiar with my usual monthly post covering thousands of kilometers at a time, but I though being so close to the finale I should share with you the this weeks gruelling ride with Wilson… Continue Reading
This video by the Australian National University (ANU) documents both my visit to the Canberra campus as well as the fantastic AICR funded research being conducted by Richard Callaghan and his team. Thankfully ANU’s staff are much better at video making than myself, so by watching the short video you will be able to see footage from the road while listening to both myself and Richard Callaghan. Enjoy!
In Canberra today I visited the ABC Studio to have an interview with Adam Shirley. It was my first ever live broadcast. I was accompanied by Richard Callaghan, who holds a current AICR science research grant and had earlier in the day cycled through ANU with me and showed me his laboratory. To find out more please press play!