Armagh “Cycle Against Suicide” Spinoff – “It’s ok not to feel ok”
The Cycle Against Suicide was launched with the aim of getting people into the saddle and being shoulder to shoulder to break the cycle of suicide together and continue to spread the message that “It’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”
Cycle Against Suicide was founded by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen as a result of an appearance on RTÉ’S documentary, The Secret Millionaire. The programme inspired Jim to continue to use his skills and influences to help raise awareness of mental health in Ireland and signpost people in need, to the considerable supports available for suicide prevention in Ireland.
What’s a ‘SpinOff’?
A Cycle Against Suicide ‘SpinOff’ is a locally organised spin that takes place on the third Saturday of every month after the main Cycle ends. The events are locally organised, owned by the community and championed by Cycle Against Suicide ‘local leaders.’ A SpinOff has all the colour, energy and fun of the annual Cycle but is packed into a single day. Entertainment, refreshments and of course a mental well-being event takes place before and after the cycle.
The Armagh Cycle Against Suicide will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017 and will take in parts of County Tyrone with a lunch-time stop in St. Joseph’s Grammar School, Donaghmore as well as stops in Eglish and Moy.
“SpinOff events also allow members of the Cycle Against Suicide community to reunite on a regular basis, continuing to support each other shoulder to shoulder.”
- Flat route suitable for all levels of fitness
- Roadworthy bike, warm clothes and helmet required
- Speed controlled to 12mph by lead car
- Depart St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh @ 10am Sharp
- Lunch provided, water/bun stops in Eglish & Moy
- Under 16 to be accompanied by appropriate guardian
The full 2017 “Cycle Against Suicide” will take place between Sunday, April 23rd and Saturday, May 6th, 2017.
Join us for one day or all fourteen and help break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.