Get Involved In The Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff

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Participants in the Cycle Against Suicide making their way through town before the Rose Parade on the Saturday night of the festival last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE people are being asked to support a fantastic event held during the Rose of Tralee Festival which spreads the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.

On Saturday, August 19th, the community of Tralee will host a 50km cycle as part of the Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series.

This SpinOff is the perfect opportunity to help spread the Cycle Against Suicide message, while simultaneously participating in an incredibly uplifting and positive event.

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A SpinOff is a locally organised cycle that takes place once each month 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’.

The 2017 Tralee SpinOff promises to be a particularly special event. It will depart from Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse, in Rock Street, at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 19th.

The 50km route will once again visit the picturesque coastal village of Ballyheigue before leading in the 2017 International Rose of Tralee parade.

The local community of Ballyheigue will offer lunch and refreshments at the Community Centre from 3.45pm, where there will also be a Mental Health presentation, Reilki, EFT and Tai Chi workshops along with guest speakers.

At 5:15pm the cyclists will start their return journey to Tralee, via Ardfert where a group photo will be taken at Ardfert Cathedral. The cyclists will then continue on to Tralee, to lead the 2017 Rose of Tralee parade through Tralee town.

You can register now at, or register on the day at Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse, in Rock Street, from 12pm.

There are also many other ways to become involved. If you would prefer to volunteer rather than cycle, the Tralee SpinOff Committee welcomes all support, both in advance of the event, as well as on the day itself and can be contacted or on 0860673740 or 0861097135.

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One Comment

  1. Best of luck! I’ll pass this on.