Cycle Against Suicide 2015

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Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire programme. The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.

The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people in every corner of the island of Ireland know that; it’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

Cycle Against Suicide 2015 - Map Route

Cycle Against Suicide 2015 — Map Route

When & Where will the Race Begin:

The 1,400km, 14 day Cycle will start in Belfast on; Monday, the 27th April 2015 and will finish in Dublin on Sunday, the 10th May 2015.

Each day, the Cycle Against Suicide will cover an average of 100km and cyclists can participate in as many or as few legs of the Cycle as they wish.

Aims of the Cycle:

  • Raise Awareness of this prevalent issue
  • Offer reassurance that it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help
  • Direct people in need to where this critical help is available both locally and nationally.

How Mullingar can help!

The Cycle Against Suicide shall arrive in Mullingar on Saturday May the 9th. Organisers of the race operates a Homestay programme that sees people from across the island of Ireland open up their homes to participants in the event, provide them with a warm meal, a chance to freshen up and a bed for the night. Our feedback has shown that this experience is just as rewarding for the hosts as it is for the guests. It’s a chance to lend your support in a very tangible way to Cycle Against Suicide without necessarily having to get on a bike.

If you would like to offer up Homestay accommodation for one night during the 2015 Cycle, please contact our coordinator at homestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com.

How to Register:

This year we are offering three different types of registration: – (1) Cycling one day, (2) Cycling between two and seven days, and (3) Cycling between eight and fourteen days.  Each option is priced differently.

To register for Cycle Against Suicide 2015  and for  further information visit http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/.

 

 

 

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