Bike4Life – the MKM Challenge.
TOTAL KMs on 27th May 2020
Mental health issues affect people constantly, but they have become even more imminent during this time of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. We know that there are many people who are struggling. Now more than ever, our work at Cycle Against Suicide is invaluable and the outreach we are overseeing is critical to saving lives. In Cycle Against Suicide we provide a better way of thinking about mental health. It is tied to people’s need for support and highlighting “it’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
Taking place from Saturday, 23rd May, until World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2020, WE ARE URGING YOU TO TAKE TO YOUR BIKES and join our Bike4Life to smash the MKM challenge. Wearing a Cycle Against Suicide cycling jersey, t-shirt or jacket, you will signal to those who see you, that what you are doing you are doing for a purpose. Raising awareness of the persistently high rate of suicide in Ireland, our aim is to collectively take to our bikes over these coming months and cycle in excess of the million km mark, – the MKM Challenge. At a time when Ireland has the fourth highest suicide rate in the 15 -19 age group across 31 European countries, this event will serve to highlight a real and devastating problem in our society.
By raising awareness of suicide, we can simultaneously raise motivation to develop programmes and events to help prevent it. At Cycle Against Suicide, we are developing such programmes and events for schools, workplaces and communities, and when you join with us for our Bike4Life – MKM challenge, you are playing an active role in that.
We are calling on people to cycle towards our collective total, highlighting suicide awareness and prevention.
However much you think you can cycle, be it on a bike, a trike or an exercise bike, with family or friends – join us in our fight against suicide.