The 700km Mizen to Malin Against Suicide Cycle will visit and pass through Galway on Tuesday and Wednesday next.
Over 100 cyclists from across the country are taking part and they started this morning at 9.15am leaving the Mizen Head car park for their first leg to Killarney.
Tuesday’s stage will leave Ballyvaughan and spend the night in Oranmore before crossing Galway on Wednesday via Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, Lenane and Westport on its way to Castlebar.
Cycle Against Suicide, which has been in existence since 2013, is a national advocacy charity that aims to change culture and create a society that speaks openly about suicide to empower people to speak out and seek help.
Barry Williams is the fundraising and social media manager for Cycle against Suicide. He said there was great excitement when they left Mizen Head this morning:
Other supports are available on www.cyclecontresuicide.com
Day 1 / Sunday September 19 – Mizen >> Killarney – 122km
Day 2 / Monday September 20 – Killarney >> Lahinch – 126km
Day 3 / Tuesday September 21 – Lahinch >> Oranmore – 86km
Day 4 / Wednesday September 22 – Oranmore >> Castlebar – 118km
Day 5 / Thursday September 23— Castlebar >> Donegal Town -148km
Day 6 / Friday September 24 – Donegal >> Malin Head – 123km