Fish, Chips & Bicycle Clips - Malachy's Epic Charity Cycle

13 June 2017

Malachy Mallon, owner of Northern Ireland's top shop in the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards - The Dolphin, Dungannon, County Tyrone - has undertaken a 1,500 mile charity cycle to visit all of the UK's Top 10 fish and chip shops.
 
Malachy's epic charity cycle will help to raise £15,000 for The Fishermen's Mission and saw him cycle across Northern Ireland and then through Scotland, England and Wales, finishing at the UK's current Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Winner, Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plymouth, Devon.

The aptly named 'Fish, Chips & Bicycle Clips' UK Cycle Challenge saw Malachy become the first person ever to cycle to all the UK's Top 10 fish and chips shops. The ambition is to raise £10 for every mile cycled. 

MalSpeaking in advance of the challenge, Malachy said, "I'm passionate about cycling, about my industry and about helping support our brave, hardworking fishermen - without them there would be no fish and chips, so it's time to give something back. Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK and fishermen need our support 24 hours a day, every day of the year, that's why I'm cycling for The Fishermen's Mission.

 "It will be a tough challenge with plenty of hilly terrain, busy roads and unpredictable weather but I'm up for it and I'm very excited to see my friends at the Top 10 shops again. I'm asking everyone in the industry to rally together and give their support in whatever way they can to help me reach the £15,000 fundraising target".

Donations in support of Malachy's challenge can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MalOnAMission

As the cyclist's prayer says, 'May the hills all be downhill, and the wind forever at your back'!