A beautiful day for the UWC 50th Anniversary celebration and for the final ten kilometers of the journey across Canada and the length of Great Britain. I turn a corner a couple of kilometers from Atlantic College and see a row of bicycles along the side o the road.
About a dozen students, two teachers and former Pearson long serving teacher, Marks McAvity, are there to ride with me to the College.
I make it to the outer gate.
And then all the Canadian students come out to greet me.
I pedal through the archway to St Donat’s Castle and am met with a lot of cheers and get to chat with Her Majesty, Queen Noor, the President of UWC.
And as I dipped my back tire in the Pacific ocean when I left Pearson College, I make my way to the shoreline and dip my front tire into the Atlantic.
And one more lift of the Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen bicycle, which has served me so well for nearly 10,000 km.
And a big thanks to all who supported me and cheered me on.
Stats – for Wednesday 19 September 2012
Finish: St. Donat’s
Distance: 12 km
Time on Bike: 45 minutes
Distance for the entire Trip: 9,360 km