Cycle Against Suicide - Mizen 2 Malin
JOIN CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE IN IT’S MIZEN TO MALIN CHALLENGE.
At Cycling Against Suicide, we organise fun, unique challenges, to help in the delivery of our mission. To this end, Cycle Against Suicide are inviting individuals to participate in our Mizen to Malin Challenge.
Busing cyclists from Dublin to Mizen and then back from Malin Head, we have selected this scenic route because of the excellent mix of challenge and wonder that it has to offer. Everyone who participates in this challenge will have fun, enjoying all of the camaraderie of a tough ride with all of the inner satisfaction of a great cause.
Moving through the west of Ireland, the Cycling Against Suicide Mizen to Malin Challenge will take place from Saturday, September 18th , to Saturday September 25th, 2021. The cycling itself will take place from Sunday, September 19th , to Friday, September 24th – plenty of time to get to know your fellow cyclists and to feel the freedom and the challenge that the picture-perfect route has to offer. The peloton will travel at an average of 25kmph through the following locations.
- Day 1/Sunday September 19th — Mizen >> Killarney – 122km
- Day 2/Monday September 20th — Killarney >> Lahinch – 126km
- Day 3/Tuesday, September 21st — Lahinch >> Oranmore – 86km
- Day 4/Wednesday, September 22nd — Oranmore >> Castlebar – 118km
- Day 5/Thursday, September 23rd— Castlebar >> Donegal Town -148km
- Day 6/Friday, September 24th — Donegal >> Malin Head – 123km
The cost of participating is €1,800 per person, to include 7 nights hotel accommodation (sharing) , dinner, bed and breakfast. Delegates are most welcome to fundraise to cover this cost. A deposit of €200 to maintain your slot is required. A further payment of €1,000 is required by August 1st, with the remaining monies deposited August 30th 2021. (€900 to cover Hotel DBB. €900 fundraising to help with the delivery of Cycle Against Suicide Programmes).
Cycle Against Suicide 'Buddy' programme.
Suicide is an incredibly complex issue. However, it is preventable with timely. evidenced-based interventions. This recognition what shapes Cycle Against Suicide's approach to its work. Each one of its programmes has a target audience and is supported by evidence-based research and best practices that delivers results.
Cycle Against Suicide is fundraising for its Cycle Against Suicide 'Buddy’ initiative. Peer support is an emerging practice within the mental health sector. Evidence suggests that peer support can improve individuals' personal well-being and is associated with more positive attitudes towards mental and physical health, increased positive coping strategies and a decrease in negative coping strategies. Studies highlight that participants' levels of anxiety, perceived stress, locus of control and self-esteem all improve. The benefits of certified peer specialists found significant reduction in crisis services and inpatient hospitalisations.
Cycle Against Suicide over the coming year aims to develop and embed a grassroots network of 'Buddy' support that is freely accessible, delivered locally, by locals to locals, in communities across Ireland.
Cycle Against Suicide are seeking support to help train 'Buddies' in communities across Ireland. Thank you for supporting our work.