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    Cycle Against Suicide

    Mary O’Keeffe is running a cycle in conjunction with the Cycle Against Suicide on Sunday April 28th – People who register for Mary’s Cycle will get a Cycle Against Suicide jersey. Mary is a member of a cycle club and her cycle is open to everyone and every kind of bike – Mary herself will be on a high-nellie. The cycle will be from Abbeyleix to Ballacolla to Durrow – It’s about 20k and not too hard. Mary’s husband Eddie died through suicide in December 1996. You can register for Mary’s cycle by e-mailing info@cycleagainstsuicide.com.

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    Cycle Against Suicide Training

    Alan Heary talks to Colm about the right gear to wear in this cold and wet weather; and he tells us how to stay motivated to keep training.

    Cycle Against Suicide

    Yesterday TDs and Senators from across the political spectrum gathered with Colm and friends outside Leinster House to confirm their support to help ‘Break the Cycle’ of suicide in Ireland by getting behind the Cycle Against Suicide. The Cycle Against Suicide takes place around Ireland from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 5thMay 2013.

     

     

     

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    The Cycle Against Suicide is getting underway next month – we have been talking a lot about the practicalities like training, gear, accommodation etc – Today we re-visited the issues behind the cycle and the reason why we are doing this in the first place. Professor Ella Arensman is the Director of Research at the National Suicide Research Foundation and she spoke to Colm about the suicide prevention programmes that they run and the how they aim to reduce the shocking rates of suicide and self-harm in this country

     

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    It is 6 weeks and counting to the Cycle Against Suicide - Cycling Trainer Alan Heary was on the line to talk about what stage the cyclists should be at in their training. Also, Boston Scientific are doing the cycle - John Griffin is with Boston Scientific and he spoke about why the company are getting involved

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    Evelyn also spoke to Paddy Lally is the Galway Coordinator of the Cycle Against Suicide and he has been spreading the word about the cycle with the old fashioned paper and pen and post. He wrote to 106 different sporting clubs, public figures and organizations in Galway City - Paddy's personal approach seems to have worked as many of those he wrote tohave already been in touch with the Cycle to offer their support and services.


    Evelyn also caught-up with Petrina Finn who is partially sighted and will be doing the cycle on a tandem bike - She has been training hard and is now up to 36km

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    It's exactly 8 weeks until the Cycle Against Suicide Gets underway. Alan Heary is a cycling coach and co-founder of yourcyclingacadeny.com. Alan was on the line to talk about where our cyclists should be with their training and what they should be looking at achieving in the next few weeks

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