Cycle Against Suicide - Ireland

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by steveindenmark, 9 Apr 2016.

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  1. I came across this website yesterday and would have loved to do this ride but we will be riding in Italy at the time. We will certainly be registering very early for next years ride.

    We really like the idea of staying with Irish families during the ride and it is for an excellent cause. It is also the cheapest arranged cycling holiday you will ever find.

    http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/your-route/overview/
     
  2. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It appeared on my Facebook page the other day! Asking for people to provide accommodation.
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    It looks like great fun.

    I dont mind taking a tent or kipping in the village hall.
     
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Saw it last year, but at a time when I felt it was better not to post. By all accounts a decent ride.

    And if a man in his 80's can do it.....
    Donncha Ó Dúlaing
     
  5. jags

    jags Veteran

    i'm thinking it's a pretty flat route maybe 80miles east to west .
    if u get the weather the craic would be mighty.
     
  6. jags

    jags Veteran

    also check out the Wild Atlantic way, stunning scenery tough enough cycling in places but the views are worth it.as long as the sun shines but i suppose it's the weather that makes most tour's no matter what part of the planet u tour in.
     
  7. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    Good to see something that looks like it might tackle the long-standing stigma around discussing mental health and suicide in Ireland, on both sides of the border.
     
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  8. Tommy2

    Tommy2 Über Member

    Location:
    Harrogate
    I'm sure there was a program on the BBC with an Irish comedian called something smiley??? Who loves cycling, the program is about him cycling round Ireland with various people, anyway, he met up with cycle against suicide and did a piece with them.
     
  9. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Michael Smiley
     
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Starts the end of this month, this years ride.
     
  11. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    This appeared on my Facebook page tonight:
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    They'll be going down the Midlands to the South of Ireland. Missing the West out!
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    Last edited: 27 Apr 2016
  13. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    I only heard about this during yesterdays local traffic bulletins. I suppose that's a good thing that this is getting mentioned on the main radio stations in the country. Unfortunately for me, I didn't hear about the event soon enough or I would've fancied a few legs of it. I'll certainly keep an eye out for this next year. Right, now to look now for other events near me that I might in other cases have missed..
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    I fancy the whole trip but have just returned from Italy. I will be signing up for it next year.
     
  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    From what I've read, support from local riders is welcomed.

    Just think, the North West Coast of Ireland, just as temperatures drop
     
    Last edited: 28 Apr 2016
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