The cycle to raise awareness for the problem of suicide was a successful event. Our main goal was to join up with the main group of cycling against suicide coming from Dublin that were cycling the 14 days of the event. When we came into Carlow there were people on the roads welcoming us all, it was a great sight and we all truly enjoyed every bit of it.

On the 28th of April students from Ardscoil na Trionoide and teachers cycled from Athy to Castledermot to Carlow to raise awareness for the problem of suicide. The trip to Carlow was around 29 kilometres. On the cycle there was over 20 people cycling. Some of the Tri-Athy members joined in on the cycle. Some of the members led the group of students and teachers to Carlow. They left the school at around 3.30pm and made their way through the town of Athy and took the right for Castledermot. They then made their way to Kilkea and they stopped at the primary school. They then made their way to the town of Castledermot and their journey to Castledermot was a hard hilly road, but all the cyclist conquered the hills.

From Castledermot to Carlow the cyclists had another 10km to do. When everybody was cycling there was a lead car out ahead stopping traffic when the cyclists were coming to heavy junctions. When the cyclists finally got to Carlow they went to St. Leo’s school and they were all welcomed with a big cheer from the students from St Leo’s. All the cyclists then got tea and biscuits and waited for the main group to come from Dublin. Some of the cyclists cycled back home from Carlow to Athy. The main group of cyclists came into Carlow at six o clock. It was a brilliant day for a cycle and all the cyclists involved had a great time doing this activity for a good cause (cycling for suicide awareness).

By Tomas Foley