While originally an Irish initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance a Secret Millionaire TV programme. The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
The main Cycle event this year, took place in April and May of 2014, creating a very tangible and practical opportunity for people who wanted to help support those who are affected by suicide. Thousands of participants took part over a 14 day period.
Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can Break the Cycle of Suicide not just in Ireland but worldwide!
So, what do we want to achieve from the Spin Off?
We are cycling as a group to help raise awareness for positive mental health in communities in Lanzarote and around the world. We are helping to promote the message that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok and absolutely ok to ask for help.’
The cycle will be approximately 40 km in length. We will all cycle together, shoulder to shoulder, at an average speed not exceeding 20kph. We will wait for everybody!
Where: Beside the Tourist Office on the main strip in Puerto del Carmen HERE Call Mick on 0034693575480 if you have any difficulty finding the starting point
When: Sunday 20th July @9.30am
What else? Bring your bike, water and a few € for a coffee stop. Make sure to apply sun cream on and if you can wear some orange be it a t-shirt, gloves, socks, shoes, make-up, a wig or even an orange bike!
Can’t cycle? We would still love to see you come down and see us off. We want people who might only look from afar to realise that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok and absolutely ok to ask for help!’