Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff To Take Place In Tralee This August

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The Kerry Rose, Breda O’Mahony, with Barry Heffernan, Clodagh Moynihan and Mags O’Halloran at the launch of the Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff on Monday. Photo by Lisa O’Mahony.

THE community of Tralee will once again host a 50km cycle as part of the Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series this August.

A SpinOff is a locally organised cycle that takes place monthly after the main 14-day Cycle around the island of Ireland 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.

The Tralee SpinOff promises to be a particularly special event. It will depart from Austin Stacks GAA Club, in Rock Street, at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 19.

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The 50km route will once again visit the picturesque coastal village of Ballyheigue, where entertainment, refreshments and a mental well-being presentation will take place.

The cyclists will then have the tremendous honour of leading in the 2017 International Rose of Tralee parade.

Cycle Against Suicide continues to work towards breaking the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.

This SpinOff is the perfect opportunity to help spread the Cycle Against Suicide message, “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”, while simultaneously participating in an incredibly uplifting and positive event.

There are many ways to become involved. If you would prefer to volunteer rather than cycle, the Tralee SpinOff Organising Committee welcomes all support, both in advance of the event, as well as on the day itself.

An Open Meeting will be held at the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday, June 20 at 8pm.

The organisers are looking for both volunteers and homestays to help make the 2017 Tralee SpinOff a great success once again.

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