Supporting Cycle Against Suicide

At the Irish Cycling Academy we are always there to support riders for different events and we feel that this cycle is hugely important.

Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire 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 Cycle, which takes place from Monday, April 22nd to Sunday, May 5th 2013, creates a very tangible and practical opportunity for people who want to support those who have been affected by suicide.

To help support riders taking part in this event we have designed some training plans, which you can use to get fit for a 50km, 100km or multi day cycle.

Click below for each program

Training Plan for Multi-dayMulti Day Training Plan 100km Training Plan100km Training Plan 50km Training Plan50km Training Plan


Alan also gives advice on the Colm Hayes show on 2fm each Monday leading up to the cycle. The interviews can be heard here

Please support this event. Visit for more details.

Let us know how your training is going for this event in the comment box below and we would love to see some photos from our members during the event. You can email them to


Here are the posts that we recommend to anyone doing the Cycle Against Suicide

Week 1 – Bike and Helmet Check: and

Week 2 – Choosing the correct gear:

Week 3 – The importance of hydration:

Week 4 – The benefits of correct saddle height:

Week 5 – How to stay motivated:

Week 6 – Cycling in a group:

Week 7 – What to eat before you cycle:

Week 8 – How to climb a hill:

Week 9 – Eating on the bike:

Week 10 – Making an event list:


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