Fethiye International Group (FIG) are working hard to attract monetary sponsorship for a very special gentleman named Tom Kelly, who is cycling all the way from Wigan to Fethiye, raising money for charity, both in the UK and Turkey. He’s already covered over 2,800km, just check out his blog!
Raising Funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Fethiye International Group 61 year old Tom likes adventure and loves a challenge.
When he was 18, he hitch-hiked around Europe, including Italy, Greece, France and Spain.
Tom says, “My experiences were great for character building and broadening my outlook on life, however, like many others, getting married and having children, changes priorities.”.
Tom has now got the wanderlust again for a tour of Europe, beginning in sunny Wigan, and culminating in Fethiye.
His journey this time will be via Rotterdam, the Rhine Valley, Holland, Germany, Bavaria, the Danube, Austria, Hungary, Romania, the Black Sea, Northern Turkey and finishing at his apartment in Çaliş after an entry into Fethiye town centre.
However it is not by plane, coach or train. Despite arthritis in his knees; on 10th April Tom set off, cycling alone the whole way and is planning to be sunning himself on the beach by the end of May.
He adds, “Proceeds from sponsorship will be equally divided between Wigan & Leigh Hospice and Fethiye International Group On May 3rd he said
“barring unexpected events, I expect to arrive in Fethiye on Friday May 25.”
To follow Tom’s progress check out his blog site: wiganfethiye.blogspot.co.uk/