29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The journey from Malin to Mizen Head is significant for any adventurer, but it’s just the challenge energetic Glaslough boy Dylan Dickson (9) and his mother Alison are taking on to help raise vital funds for ISPCC Childline. The Third Class pupil at St. Mary’s Primary School is making a difference for children and young people throughout the country by cycling the 640km length of Ireland with his mammy – all within a two kilometre radius of their home.

The daring pair accepted the mission after spotting the idea on the Monaghan Sports Partnership’s Facebook page. Together, they identified their routes and set about undertaking the challenge in 100 days or less. Dylan and Alison are well prepared for their journey, as they enjoy exercising every day as well as gardening, reading, baking, crafts and having fun.

Dylan has even earned his stripes with an Orange Belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do. Graphic designer Alison said: “I have been trying to think outside the box in terms of education so even with this Cycle Challenge there is an element of History and Geography learning included. We are physically tracing the route…

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