Cycling duo take on a 1,000 mile challenge

Cycling duo take on a 1,000 mile challenge

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO mates are cycling the length of the country in the hope of raising £3,000 for charity.

Craig Callaghan, 24, and Chris Downing, 60, are taking on the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge and set off on the 1,000 mile journey on  Thursday, July 16 with the hope of completing the journey on  July 31.

The pair want to  raise money for local community initiatives - Bootle Bucks Inclusion FC and Sefton Community Pantry.

Having coached at Bootle Bucks Inclusion FC since it was first founded in 2018, Craig wanted to do something to support the club’s community efforts - a cause he holds close to his heart.

Bootle Bucks Inclusion FC provides football coaching for disabled and vulnerable adults and children who would otherwise have little access to organised football sessions.

During lockdown, Craig was also blown away by the work the Sefton Community Pantry did to support families in the local area. Sefton Community Pantry is a non-profit organisation that supports vulnerable families in Sefton with food, toiletries, clothing and more.

Funds raised by Craig and Chris’ epic journey will go towards new kit, equipment and supplies for Bootle Bucks Inclusion FC, as well as food parcels, clothing, hygiene products and other essential items for Sefton Community Pantry.

Donations are welcome on Craig and Chris’ JustGiving page here -

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