Mike Campbell, a gutsy Belfast Boyo,? is back at the Canadiana. Mike was here last year when he had to cut short his cross Canada cycling trip when he got the news that his father had a stroke.
His father, unfortunately, passed away and Mike has returned, not only? to finish what he started, but now with an even more ambitious agenda. A pretty wothwhile one at that.
Six years ago (on May 21st and 22d 2001) first his mother? then an? Australian buddy both succumbed to cancer. Mike is on a mission to strike back!
He’s taken on? an extreme cycling challenge to raise money for cancer research. His trip will cover 12,000? miles and he’ll do it solo – no support vehicles whatsoever!
The first leg will be a 40 day, 4000 mile trip from Vancouver on the Pacific coast to Boston clear across the North American continent!? From there, Mike plans to cycle the length of Japan and then the length of New Zealand before? taking on? the blazing heat and biking the? width of the Australian continent!?
Finally, he will return to the UK and Ireland to cycle the lengths of both countries before ending his journey in his hometown of Belfast.
You can track Mike’s continuing oddessy on his website www.endurance2007.com? We wish him well on this most ambitious undertaking and support his efforts without reservation. See you in about a month Mike, stop by on your way to Boston!
Mike in training for his mammoth trip.