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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My name is Gary Brennan. I took up cycling in the summer of 2008. At that point in my life I was having an epiphany – six months before I was weighing in at 39 stone and had been approved for a gastric bypass. I had Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, and I was hurtling towards a very, very early grave. At the age of just 27 my life was teetering on a knife edge in so many ways.

Being married and a father of two, I knew I had to change; I had to stand up and be counted. So I purchased a bike with the view of making myself stronger for the operation. But it never happened, as six months later the operation was cancelled. I had lost too much weight to qualify, so now I was in this for the long haul and I was in it alone –  no pills, no operations, just blood, sweat and gears. :D

http://theamazing39stonecyclist.wordpress.com

 

This will be the third year I have done this ride, I ride in memor and hono of some amazing people that touched my life who are no longer with us, but I also ride for the future, I have saved my future by losing 26 stone but so many out there, who are toched by cancer might not be as lucky as I am, for that reason, to give something back to those less fortunate than I am, I ride to help beat cancer once and for all.

Please give as much as you can and LIVESTRONG !!!!!

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Raising money for

The Christie

The Christie

Charity Registration No. 1049751

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds for more than 40,000 cancer patients treated at The Christie every year. Your support can help us to fund life-changing and potentially life-saving projects that will benefit cancer patients both now and in the future.

Raising money for

Run by The Christie

Charity Registration No. 1049751

Donations 25

Hi Gary. Got your info from Road CC. Good luck mate you are a star. My name on road CC is Giant Rob. Let me know how you get on. Cheers

Donation by Robert Ashworth on 11/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I expect you to knock 40 minutes off your time for the 2012 Manchester to Blackpool.

Donation by Fizzhogg on 17/07/11

£35.00

Your journey was a real inspiration. Well done Gaz. I rode it too. It took me forever though! justgiving.com/trys

Donation by Trystan Davies on 12/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A stunning effort gaz - I salute you. Although you missed the sub 3hrs you beat my PB, for that you have my admiration. Livestrong!!

Donation by Adrian Cherry on 11/07/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Have a great day and enjoy the ride. Good Luck

Donation by Paul Farrell on 10/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good work Gazza! Keep it up...

Donation by Alex Gorton on 07/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Brother in law on this fantastic event to raise money for a great hospital your father in law will be with you on this journey. paul x

Donation by paul myatt on 06/07/11

£10.00

Good luck see you at the finishing line Sunday,Its for a great cause.Hope the Weather stays fine for you.

Donation by DAVID HOEY on 06/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

All the best Gary, enjoy it, and I hope the weather is good. Well at least not raining and a headwind.

Donation by dave miles on 30/06/11

£5.00

What can I say that hasn't already been said? I tell you what, if you do the Manc/Blackpool sub 3hrs, I'll double my donation, just read your goals!

Donation by Adrian Cherry on 27/06/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

You are an inspiration. Good luck and god bless.

Donation by Dickie Davies on 26/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Gary x

Donation by Old Folke on 02/05/11

£20.00

Amazing! Talk about living strong! Way to go.

Donation by Patricia Kitto on 20/04/11

£10.00

You are an inspiration - keep it up!

Donation by Jonna Seavey on 19/04/11

Go on Gary. Always inspiring to read your blog and see what you're up to.

Donation by Guy Thompson on 11/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Livestrong, Climb hard, and never give up.

Donation by Fizzhogg on 10/04/11

£25.00

You Sir, are an inspiration - have fun and don't forget to slow down for the finish line - you don't want to get told off again :-)

Donation by Fat Bloke on a Bike on 06/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck, Sir, and congratulations on all you've achieved.

Donation by UndercoverElephant on 02/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Go Gary!

Donation by Anonymous on 29/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by John Ames on 29/03/11

Donation by Anonymous on 29/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck man

Donation by Gary Hardy on 29/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck Gary!! paul at CC

Donation by paul elkington on 29/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck! (Panter)

Donation by Chris Murr on 29/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Here's your first donation. Keep hydrated and use an energy gel every 30mins if you can, they do work and good luck with smashing your PB on the ride

Donation by Jason Chapman on 28/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£315.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£315.00
  • Gift Aid£48.94

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