Cycling for Widows 2020

My name is Chris Parsons and I’m cycling 4,500 km across India to raise money for charity.

To find out more about me and the cause I am fundraising for please read my About page.

To follow my journey please read my latest blog posts which you can access by visiting this page.

Please sponsor me as it’s a cause that is close to my heart so please give generously:

India: www.ketto.org/fundraiser/chris-cycling-for-widows-2020

UK/rest of world: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-parsons40

Going down memory lane

I’m really pleased that another day is done. I’m really close to the halfway mark after reaching 2,200 km today. Tomorrow I will be exactly at the halfway mark so that will be certainly something to celebrate…

Thinking of Las Vegas

The route was pretty flat today. The first 20 km were pretty horrible as I felt down and a bit flat. It was just ‘hard yards’ as the straight roads kept going on and on…

Feels good reaching 2,000 km

Day 20 is done and wow, what a relief. That’s 2,000 km. That’s a milestone and maybe the furthest I’ve ever cycled on consecutive days. It’s probably equal to the distance I cycled…

Feeling sore after falling off my bike

It was a near disaster today but it’s all good, I think. I reached km 60 and I was going along smoothly. There were some tailwinds and I guess I just lost concentration. Maybe I took my left hand off the bars and then I think I caught either…

Look out for tigers

Its nice to get day 18 done, edging towards the 2,000 km mark and also edging towards the halfway point, so that’s a nice thought…

Why I take on extreme challenges

So today was, I think, probably the shortest day actually out on the road, but not a personal best. I think the time wasn’t as quick because for much of the day there was…

A day of two halves

The morning was rough, really rough. I was tired and I think it was from walking the 444 steps at the waterfall yesterday. As it was cold this morning I wore my fleece for the first 20km. The speedometer wasn’t working…

Focusing on 20 km at a time

I’ve reached a big milestone as it Day 15 and 1,500 km completed but there is still 3,000 km to go. That’s a third done so that’s good. It feels like the cycling for widows project is properly…

I'm keeping my tan

Another 100 km and another personal best. The conditions were just about perfect as the roads were long, straight and probably going more down than up. Most importantly…

Another day and 1,300 km completed

Day 13 is done and I’m a bit tired which is not surprising I guess. We spent most of the day on the National Highway (NH44). In fact the day started in a challenging way in that we were on the south side of Hyderabad and…


Sponsor Me

Please sponsor me to help widows and their children lead a better life. For more information and to sponsor me please visit:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-parsons40

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http://bit.ly/CycleWidows2020 

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