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Super hero's welcome for Jamie after 14,000 mile trip

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

I'm Home: Jamie McDonald. Inset; Jamie's proud mum Ann McDonald with family friend's baby James Simms.

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BRAVE Jamie McDonald has cycled 14,000 miles from Bangkok and it was only fitting that he was given a super-hero welcome when he returned to Gloucester.

His travels took him through the Turkish town of Bateman (pronounced Batman) where he was joined by his cousin Kevin Brady – and the pair donned Batman and Robin costumes.

The incredible feat has raised more than £10,000 for the children's charity the Pied Piper Appeal.

He arrived back in Tuffley on Saturday before visiting the Kingsholm rugby stadium and children at the Royal Gloucestershire Hospital.

Yesterday he led a 50-mile super-hero cycling challenge, where supporters donned costumes and left Gloucester Docks on 10, 25 and 50 mile routes around the city.

Jamie, who has been on the road since January, said: "Right now I have the warmest feeling I have ever had in my entire life.

"It really was the greatest adventure I'll ever go on.

"There's no other experience quite like it."

His mum Ann said: "We are so proud of him.

"He has done a great job.

"I was very stressed while he was travelling through some dangerous countries so I'm glad to have him back home."

way in helping the appeal."

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