Cycle Against Suicide 2018 calls on Limerick to help break the cycle

Cycle Against Suicide 2018

Cycle Against Suicide ambassador, Nikki Hayes pictured at the official launch of Cycle Against Suicide 2018. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan.

Cycle Against Suicide 2018 calls on Limerick to help break the cycle

Cycle Against Suicide 2018

Cycle Against Suicide ambassador, Nikki Hayes and Volunteer and participant Katie Carr pictured at the official launch of Cycle Against Suicide 2018. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan.

Cycle Against Suicide is inviting people of Limerick and across the nation to register for Cycle Against Suicide 2018, which takes place from 28 April 2018 – 7 May 2018. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative to raise awareness of the help and support networks that are available to people across Ireland that are battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.

Each year, Cycle Against Suicide brings together cyclists with different backgrounds and stories to help break the cycle of suicide in Ireland. Since 2013, the event has seen over 15,000 cyclists from across the country take to the roads to help spread the message that ‘It’s OK not to feel OK, and It’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.

 The official 2018 route schedule and map are now live – the 2018 cycle is the biggest and best event yet. Cycle Against Suicide 2018 is inviting the people of Limerick to join the team of supporters that will pass through 17 counties and 67 towns, stopping at 40 locations throughout the 750 km route, rallying hope and support in localities around the nation.

Over 800 people die by suicide on the island of Ireland each year; 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. The power of the cycle and its message is something that brings families, communities, organisations, schools, individuals, and cyclists of all abilities together with a common purpose of ending the cycle of suicide in Ireland today. Each year, Cycle Against Suicide aims to engage more and more communities to begin a conversation about mental health; about looking after ourselves and reaching out to each other.

Show Limerick’s support to the cause and register as a cyclist, volunteer or homestay provider today and together, shoulder to shoulder, let’s break the cycle of suicide in Ireland.

 Cycle Against Suicide 2018 main cycle will take place from Saturday, 28 April 2018 – Monday, 7 May 2018.

The 2018 Cycle Against Suicide Main Cycle takes place from April 28th to May 7th and will be visiting the following towns:

  • Start: Westmanstown Dublin morning of April 28th.
  • Navan 28th April
  • Newry 29th April
  • Belfast 30th April
  • Dungannon 1st May
  • Omagh 2nd May
  • Ballyshannon 3rd May
  • Ballina 4th May
  • Carrick on Shannon 5th May
  • Mullingar 6th May
  • Finish: Dublin May 7th

 

For more stories on Cycle Against Suicide, go here.

To register for Cycle Against Suicide 2018, go here.

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