For the third year, RTÉ 2fm has teamed up with Cycle Against Suicide, with cycle founder Jim Breen announcing on Tubridy that he plans to run this year's 1,400-km route over 28 days, beginning today, Monday March 30.

Breen plans to run an average of 50km (31 miles) each day in a bid to reach more communities with the message: "It's ok not to feel ok; and it's absolutely ok to ask for help."  

He said: "We held our first ever student event at 2fm's studios, when Colm Hayes came on board to support us when we were relatively unknown. Since then, our partnership has grown from strength to strength, with 2fm's efforts proving vital to us in spreading our message and raising awareness of the work we do.

"Together we're making incredible inroads in breaking the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland."

To join in on the stages of the cycle, or to help with accommodation for participating cyclists, visit:

Coverage of Breen's run and this year's cycle route will again feature across 2fm programmes, with Drive By presenter Hayes again cycling some of the stages. 

The Head of 2fm, Dan Healy, said: "2fm is delighted to continue its successful partnership with Cycle Against Suicide. We provide unique coverage to an organisation that is making a real difference and our renewal is a vote of confidence in the impact that Cycle Against Suicide is making."