Cycle Against Suicide (www.cycleagainstsuicide.com) aims to break the cycle of suicide in Ireland, by raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
We seek to reduce the stigma that too frequently surrounds poor mental health by positively impacting mindset around mental health, promoting help-seeking behaviour and signposting those in need to where that critical help exists.
A key element of our extensive year-round programme is our SpinOff series. A Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff is a locally organised cycle, owned by the community and championed by Cycle Against Suicide ‘local leaders.’ A SpinOff has all the colour, energy and fun of the annual 14-day Cycle Against Suicide but is packed into a single day. Entertainment, refreshments and of course a mental well-being event takes place before and after the cycle.
Our first SpinOff of 2017 will take place on Saturday, February 25th in Armagh. The cycle will start in Armagh, travel to Eglish Presbyterian Church for a bun/waterstop and on to Donaghmore for lunch and the peloton will travel back to Armagh via Dungannon with a water stop at Moy Church of Ireland.
The event is open to all levels of fitness, just bring along a road-worthy bike, helmet, warm clothes (best include a waterproof jacket) and gloves. Under 18yr olds have to be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
Registration opens at 8.30am in St Patricks Grammar School, cycle departs at 10am sharp, Donaghmore for 12.30pm and back to Armagh by 4pm