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12th May 2022

Dublin man to cycle 2,750kms to raise awareness on climate change

Katy Thornton

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Alan Henry will complete his solo cycle of 2,750kms in just 17 days.

On June 3rd, Alan Henry will begin his solo cycle around Ireland with the hopes of raising awareness on climate change. The Dublin man will follow a route of 2,750kms along the Irish coastline, starting and finishing at the pier in Dún Laoghaire. Alan will follow his plant-based diet throughout and use no non-essential cycling equipment. He will have no daily support vehicle, and will avoid using single use plastic where possible.

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The Cycle

Alan says this of his venture:

This will be a huge challenge for me, a 2,750km round-Ireland cycle is no small feat, but I’m really excited to get started. Climate change and promoting climate action is something I feel very strongly about and if I can raise awareness and positive action around the topic I will. This route has never before been completed in this timeframe under the principles of a plant based diet, minimal single-use plastic waste and no new non-essential equipment, so I’m eager to attempt this great challenge.”

Alan’s route will go as follows: Dún Laoghaire (Dublin), Gorey (Wexford), Tramore (Waterford), Ballycotton (Cork), Baltimore (Cork), Kenmare (Kerry), Dingle (Kerry), Bunratty (Clare), Galway, Westport (Mayo), Belmullet (Mayo), Sligo, Dungloe (Donegal), Buncrana (Donegal), Portrush (Antrim), Portaferry (Down), Blackrock (Louth). The route will include climbing and descending over 15,000m and spending 150 hours in the saddle. Alan will need to average 160kms daily to complete the cycle in the 17 days.

If you’d like to support Alan in his cycle for climate change, you can do so by donating through this link HERE. The goal is to reach €10,000.

All money raised will go towards ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people.

You can follow Alan’s journey on socials HERE. His journey will run from the 3rd-19th June.

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