Update: 3:26PM CYCLING more than 30,000 kilometres in 24 countries across six continents, South African cyclist Garth Lezard hopes to raise awareness about people living with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Speaking to The Fiji Times at Lautoka today, the 39-year-old said the journey has not been easy.
"Some people have asked me why I do this. The simple answer is that I love extreme sports and endurance adventure and I decided to use my passion to create awareness about a charity called Leonard Cheshire Homes and Services International who look after people living with physical and intellectual disabilities," he said.
Mr Lezard left Lautoka this morning and is expected to arrive in Suva on Monday where he will make a motivational power point presentation to students at the International Secondary School in Suva.
The South African-born English national began his journey on December 4, 2010, and hopes to complete it by the end of this year.