About Mervyn

Noteable Events. 

2012 Cycled through Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Parkinson’s UK. This was an idea by Mark and got me back into cycling. I thought I was fit enough but found it a challenge. Approx 350 miles with a group of 32 people, the countries and people we met were wonderful.

2014 Cycled through Laos with mates John and Rosie. I thought Vietnam had been hard. HA, 250 miles with a total ascent of 34,000 ft in the first two days. The rest was ‘undulating’ according to our guide. More like the big dipper all the way. But I managed it so was fitter than 2012.

Cycled London Nightrider

2015 Cycled Thailand and Burma.

Cycled London Nightrider.

2016 Visited Stonehenge on the Summer Solstice. Now this was unexpected. We were on our way home on mid-summers day and passed Stonehenge about 8pm. Being a lovely evening we grabbed the opportunity to stop.Usually my medication wears off by 10pm which would have been when we were likely to arrive home. However, we walked approx 2 miles from the car, took some photographs and video, walked 2 miles back to the car and drove home. Arriving about midnight I had not taken extra medication. The atmosphere at Stonehenge was incredible and I felt recharged.

2016 Cycled Coast to Coast from Whitehaven to Newcastle with mates Mark, John and Ranjan. Tough with lots of ups and downs. Due to Parkinson’s I did have to push the bike up some of the steeper sections.

Cycled the Peddle to the Peddles charity cycle ride to Brighton.

2017 Went to stay on a Ranch in Arizona. One of my all time dreams. I stayed in Tuscon and Tombstone. Last time I had ridden a horse was about 27 years ago but that wasn’t going to stop me. I passed the test for the faster rides at the third and final try. I travelled alone as Linda has an allergy to horses. I made some truly wonderful friends there and it was everything I had dreamed of.

2018 One of the friends I made on last years Ranch stay came to visit London and I travelled to Pensylvania. Staying with a local family gives you an experience so much better than a conventional holiday

2019   … thinking but no plans yet.