June 20, 2012
What is the motivation behind the ride?
In October 2010 Gary’s mum, Iris, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Determined to fight her illness all the way, only one year later she was back to reasonable health, and well enough to see Gary get married to his wife Jennifer. Unfortunately, the following Christmas it was revealed the cancer had spread, and in April 2012 Iris Wilson sadly passed away. It was a hugely sad time for the family, and a few months later Gary decided he wanted to do something to help other cancer sufferers in the future. It was at this point that Gary turned to his best mate William with the idea of the bike ride.