On Saturday May 26th throngs of cyclists will gather at Brady’s pub in Shankill, Co. Dublin and head south to Arklow, Co. Wicklow and back again in a popular cycle challenge aimed at raising funds and awareness for suicide prevention. This is the 4th year of the SOS Shankill 120 cycle and, with two routes to choose from, it is open to seasoned cyclists or those who fancy a more leisurely spin.

120 KM from Brady’s Pub Shankill to the Arklow Sports & Leisure Centre, Arklow, Co Wicklow & return or there is a shorter option of 60 KM from Brady’s Pub Shankill to the Grove Bar Kilpeddar, Co Wicklow & return.

The day starts at 9am and funds will allow Suicide or Survive, a Shankill based national mental health charity to continue to deliver its innovative and life changing programmes throughout the country and challenge the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health. This is the forth year of the cycle and it continues to grow in popularity.

Cyclists will be welcomed by the wonderful team at Brady’s  pub in Shankill in the morning with a complimentary breakfast at registration and again on their return  for a free evening BBQ, live DJ and fun late into the evening, thanks to the sponsorship of Brady’s  pub in Shankill.

In addition all cyclists will receive an SOS Branded Cycling Jersey, and complimentary refreshments and snacks at the halfway stop-off to re-fuel for the return cycle on both routes, thanks to our fantastic sponsors.

“We are really excited about this year’s event and really grateful to all who are taking part and supporting us. Last year was a great success and there was a huge community spirit and a great day out was had by people from all walks of life. The cycle also helps effect real change in our communities. We are asking people to sign-up and get involved and to contact us if they want more information.” says Suicide or Survive founder Caroline McGuigan.

All funds go directly to supporting Suicide or Survive’s pioneering mental health and suicide prevention programmes. Suicide or Survive works within communities to prevent suicide by creating and delivering innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide. For more information on our programmes visit  www.suicideorsurvive.ie or see our free online wellness workshops at  www.wellnessworkshop.ie and wwwyoumatter.ie .

If you are interested in taking part in this exciting event you can register online for €40 at www.suicideorsurvive.ie or   www.tinyurl.com/SOScycle. For more information contact Suicide or Survive on 1890 577 577 or email  jacqui@suicideorsurvive.ie