Monday, 14 March 2011

39 Stone Cyclist - Cycling Active magazine

Another good read in what must be the current best value general cycling magazine around.  Plenty of variety in the articles covering fitness, kit, nutrition and features on cyclists.  The article on Emily Brooke's LEJOG ride was very interesting but the prize must go to Gary Brennan, the 39 Stone Cyclist.

It's quite a dramatic story of Gary hitting a crisis point which led him to making a life changing commitment.  As you can see from the snap of the magazine article, he weighed in at 39 stone (wow!) and found himself in hospital with all kinds of difficulties.  That was the turning point that saw Gary take up cycling which has been a dramatic, inspirational real life story.  It's well worth tracking down the magazine article or maybe visiting his own blog if you want to know more.

I can only take my hat off to the Gary's of this world.  He made that commitment when he was at crisis point and had the determination and grit to follow it through.  I can only imagine what it must have been like for him, it's quite a story which, unsurprisingly, is still on-going.

Follow this link to his blog:


  1. In the recent pics, he is big, but the the thing is, he looks fit,strong and healthy so well done him.
    He's getting through a fair few bikes...blowing money on bikes can be addictive too (Guilty,Moi!)

  2. Yeah he's done really well and all those bikes are worth it.

    But where do you draw the line?