From Portrush to Northamptonshire - cyclists in top gear to remember John

Father’s favoured bar chosen as embarkation point for epic journey to England

From Portrush to Northamptonshire - cyclists in top gear to remember John

Chris Chapman and his team set off on their epic trip from the Harbour Bar accompanied by 85-year-old Robert Johnston aboard his hand built trike, The Wild Rover.

Peter Winter

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WHEN John Chapman lost his battle with cancer in 2020, his children decided to undertake an epic charity ride in his memory.

And since the Harbour Bar in Portrush was a favoured watering hole, the resort was naturally chosen as their setting off point.

Though living in England, the family spent many a summer holiday with grandparents in nearby Ballymoney.

And so last weekend the squad of seven riders began their 540 mile, six-day journey waved off by bar manager, Willie Gregg.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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