Man visiting war grave sites around the world

An Australian man is doing the near impossible and all through the power of his bike. Michael Whitty has embarked on a cross-Canada journey to visit Commonwealth War Grave sites across our country. What’s even more spectacular is that he has a plan to check out 25,630 war grave locations around the world. BCN’s Micah Quinn caught up with Whitty near Bow Island, Alberta to hear his incredible story.

Around 10 years ago Michael Whitty was going through hard times dealing with being homeless and sleeping rough through the Welsh winter.

He then rediscovered his grandfather’s 1916 war diary, which sparked the idea to go on the global bike trip.

After that the Australian began his adventure in November of 2015 and says he will wrap up his expedition by August of 2045. 

Whitty says he considers it a great honour to pay tribute to veterans who laid down their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy today. 

To follow the Australian’s progress, you can check out his Facebook page

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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