I decided to cycle the west coast of Ireland from my home in Kilsyth, with my brother-in-law Billy McDonald and brother Con Bonner, to raise money for a worthwhile cause and enjoy the scenery on the way – along with a few pints of Guiness!
We cycled from Kilsyth to Troon, a distance of 62 miles, and caught the ferry to Larne, in the north of Ireland, where we stayed overnight.
The following morning we cycled from Larne to Coleraine, a distance of 63 miles, where we spent the night and enjoyed the local hospitality.
On the Friday, we cycled from Coleraine in the north, crossing into the south of Ireland on the Foyle ferry, then travelling down to Letterkenny in Donegal – in glorious sunshine.
Saturday was the last day, cycling from Letterkenny over the lovely mountains, past stunning Mount Errigal. We were joined by my cousin Hugh Bonner and again enjoyed a day of wonderful sunshine.
We completed a great 230 miles, followed by a week-long stay enjoying the crack and Guinness
This was a great trip, in memory of James Kelly, who never made a trip to Ireland – a place his parents said he would love to have seen.
In total we raised £831.50 for CRY in memory of James.