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…
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.
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!
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!
Last week I was a guest speaker on Diktyo FM, a radio station in Crete, Greece. The show IX2 is all about cycling, and is run by the very active cycling community in Chania. The hostess “Godzilla” primed me with plenty of raki between the questions, keeping any nerves at bay! A lot of my words were translated for the non-English speaking listeners, and there was also plenty of extremely alternative music throughout the two hour program.
Well it happens to be Christmas Eve here in Rhodes, so I’ll take this opportunity to wish all my followers and supporters a very big Merry Xmas 🙂
First of all, a big thank you to everyone who has helped me to reach 75% of my fundraising target. So far I’ve been on the road for over six months, bringing countless challenges to overcome and endure (my latest challenge came this morning in Kosovo with my first case of diarrhea, and adjusting to using squat toilets with no toilet paper!). This week I’ve also traversed northern Albania, with constant steep gradients to climb up, followed by many sketchy descents weaving between the numerous landslides.
Earlier this week I featured in the online Runtastic blog, a company who focuses on ‘building its own ecosystem in health and fitness with both indoor and outdoor fitness apps, its own online community and fitness hardware’. Runtastic have developed some fabulous apps that promote exercise and encourage regular fitness in our hectic lives. Predictably, my favorite is the Runtastic Roadbike app, which integrates heart rate, cadence, and speed sensors to track your ride!
To have a read of my interview just click Cycling Against Cancer – Chris Gruar on his Charity Trip from England to Australia. In the interview I share some of my experiences from the road over the past six months, and give some insight into the immense challenges of cycle touring alone through a diverse range of European countries.
When I was recently in Turku in the southwest of Finland I did an impromptu radio interview with RadioRobinHood. At the time I was kicking the hacky sack (unsuccessfully) around in the rain with friends I had met earlier in the day. We spotted the entrance to a local radio station, and within minutes I was inside the studio with my friend Franseska and our interviewer Thierry Francis. It was a memorable experience being inside my first studio, and after a nervous start I think I got the message across about both my cycling adventure and AICR.
When I was recently in Helsinki I did my first ever video interview with The Association for International Cancer Research. Since then the team at AICR have edited two versions of my interview, complete with images from the road. I have included both the shorter three minute and longer ten minute versions below, and I hope they give people following the Cycling4Cancer journey a greater understanding of my experiences on the road. Enjoy!
The Shorter Interview
The Longer Interview