Dubliner’s 17-day solo cycle for climate awareness

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

With the aim of raising climate change awareness and to promote positive climate action in Ireland, Alan Henry is about to embark on a 2,750km solo ‘ClimateCycleSOS’ challenge.

This cycle will have no daily support vehicle travelling alongside him. His fuel will consist of a plant-based diet and he intends to create minimal single-use plastic waste and to use no non-essential new cycle equipment.

Commenting on the challenge ahead, Alan said: “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.”

Funds raised from the cycle will support the work of education and youth charity ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people.

The cycle will involve climbing and descending over 15,000m and spending 150 hours in the saddle. From June 3 to June 19, Alan intends to cover an average of 160km each day.

The route will begin and end at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire and is planned in a clockwise direction, covering 20 of Ireland’s coastal counties.

Daily updates of the event will be posted on Instagram @climatecyclesos. Those following Alan can look out for him in Dun 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). 

All money raised via the ClimateCycleSOS GoFundMe fundraising page will go directly to ECO-UNESCO. You can support Alan’s GoFundMe fundraising page here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/climatecyclesos.

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