Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way that can I ask questions, provide feedback and make comments? 
Please feel free to email info@CycleAgainstSuicide.com and we will endeavour to answer each query and pass on each piece of feedback and each comment to the appropriate person.  Please note that this is not a Helpline and that 24/7 monitoring of this email address does not happen.

If I am in distress, where should I call? 
Please reach out immediately to one of the helplines listed HERE.

Can I volunteer with Cycle Against Suicide? 
Absolutely, read more HERE about how you can get involved.

How can I donate to the registered Cycle Against Suicide charity?  
Thank you. You will find more information HERE.

What are the dates for main 2017 Cycle?  
The 2017 Cycle will take place between Sunday, April 23rd and Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

When will registration open and the route be launched?
The cycle route for 2017 was unveiled at the North Dublin SpinOff. Please click the map to view:  cas-route-2017web

 2017 will be our Fifth Cycle so we are working hard to make it really special. Registrations will open when those plans are finalised. This may take a little longer than in previous years, so watch this space. Don’t worry we will keep you posted. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

What are the dates and locations for SpinOffs? 
You will find the schedule for SpinOff events HERE.

What is a Family Cycle?
Families are welcome to join with our SpinOff’s where appropriate. To ensure maximum health and safety we ask family groups to contact us directly at info@cycleagainstsuicide.com to agree the details at least one month prior to the event.

What is meant by ‘Exceptional circumstances?’
If you would like to participate at any of our events but are currently unable to afford the registration fee please contact us at info@cycleagainstsuicide.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What are the dates and locations for the Student Leaders’ Congress? 
There will be two Student Leaders’ Congresses in 2017, taking place at University of Limerick on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th.

What are the dates and locations for other events?
The annual Orange Tie ball will take place at The Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, 19th November, 2016. Email orangetieball16@gmail.com.

Who are the Cycle Against Suicide Directors?
Noel Mostyn (Chairman)
Glen Reid FCA BBS (Company Secretary)
Kevin Finn
Each of our Directors volunteer their time and expertise for free.

Who is on the Cycle Against Suicide Advisory Board?
Angeline Collins – Social Care Worker, HSE
Barry McGale – Suicide Liaison Officer (Retired)
Betty McLaughlin – President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Colm Hayes – Radio Presenter
Geraldine O’Neill – Board Member, Marketing Institute of Ireland
Jackie Dornan – Managing Director
Jerry Carey – Parish Priest
Jim Breen – Founder of Cycle Against Suicide
June O’Connell – Solicitor 
John Ryan – Businessman
Siobhan O’Neill – Professor of Mental Health Sciences, University of Ulster
Yvonne Mitchell – Management and Communication Consultant

Where can I find out more about Cycle Against Suicide’s Strategy?
You can access our strategy document HERE.

Where can I find out more about Cycle Against Suicide’s policies?
You can find out more here HERE.

Where can I view the Cycle Against Suicide accounts?
You can view the accounts HERE.

Is there an overview of all activities carried out by the Cycle Against Suicide Movement?
Yes, see CEO Activity Review to September 2016 HERE

Where does the money come from to support our mission and where does it get spent?
See breakdown HERE.

What is the Cycle Against Suicide pricing policy?
In 2017 we will welcome 6,000 students to our Student Leaders’ Congress in the University of Limerick. The estimated cost of this event is in excess of €70,000 Euro. It is our policy not to charge the students so as not to create any barriers to their involvement.

For our main Cycle our pricing structure is €50 for participation in a single day, €80 to participate for between two and seven days, and €110 for participation between eight and fourteen days. Each year a €10 early bird discount is offered prior to a published date. A 50% discount is offered to students and the unwaged.  For this fee the cyclists will receive a cycling jersey branded with Cycle Against Suicide logo and message, homestay accommodation where required and food to sustain them on their daily journey.

SpinOff pricing for members of Cycle Against Suicide Cycling Club is €20 for online registration and €25 on the day of the event. For non-members the online registration price is €35, otherwise €40 on the day. This is in order to encourage membership of Cycle Against Suicide Cycling Club.

Pricing for SpinOffs is currently being reviewed by a price review committee whose submission will be presented to the board once completed.