Almond Housing Association sponsors charity cycle

Chris Bonnar
Chris Bonnar

Almond Housing Association’s Chris Bonnar is undertaking a seven day cycle ride to raise monies for a local charity.

The Open Door Accommodation Project has been working with homeless and vulnerable young people in the area for over 26 years. The essential service gives breathing space and advice to homeless young people whilst they seek alternative long term accommodation.

Chris will start his journey on Saturday 16th May; the route begins in Cork in Southern Ireland and finishes seven days later in the ferry port of Larne in Northern Ireland. The challenge will involve following a coastal route; through Limerick, Doolin, Galway, Clifden, Ballina and Sligo in Southern Ireland prior to cycling across the border into the north of the country.

In the North the route will pass through Enniskillen before heading up to the most northern part of Northern Ireland, Malin Head. From there the final leg of the journey will pass through Derry, Coleraine and Cushendun before finishing up in Larne. The total distance is around 1150 kilometres or 715 miles. The challenge will involve being in the saddle for almost 6o hours and completing over 268,800 pedal revolutions. To complete the journey 35,000 calories will be consumed and over 100 litres of fluid taken.

Almond Housing Association welcomes opportunities to support local groups and charities and is committed to having a role in contributing to community regeneration and improvement.

The goals of the Open Door Accommodation Project fit with the Association’s strategic objectives and support its desire to contribute to the communities it operates in.

To make a donation visit or come into Almond Housing Association’s reception where you can make a donation. The target is £2100.00.

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