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.
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
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 email@example.com.
Alan Heary is a cycling coach and co-founder of yourcyclingacademy.com - The Cycle Against Suicide starts next Monday - Alan spoke about the final preparations and training that you should be doing ahead of a big cycle
Seamus Hennessey is an All-Ireland winning hurler from Tipperary and is getting involved in the Cycle Against Suicide by speaking at schools. Seamus has been deeply affected by suicide due to the loss of his mother through suicide when he was 11 years old
Amanda Fennelly was in studio to talk about the amazing reaction to the Cycle Against Suicide in its first week and what happened over the weekend with the cycle. There was an amazing reception in Scoil Muire in Ennis and in Galway City and some great camaraderie at the half way party in the Radisson in Galway.
Amanda Fennelly was with the Cycle Against Suicide as it passed through Donegal - And here are some of the cyclists with the Sam Maguire - Over the last two weeks we have been covering the Cycle Against Suicide event, raising awareness on suicide and taking care of your mental health. Remember that if you feel the need to talk to someone there are some great organisations there to help - You can get help and advice from Console on 1800201890 or contact Pieta House head office on 01 6010000