DASHERS To The Rescue take on the ‘Mizen To Malin’ Cycle Challenge in aid of Cycle Against Suicide
Have you always wanted to combine doing something you love with helping others? Or perhaps you have a deep desire to test yourself and push your body to its limits, all in aid of highlighting a great cause? With so many fitness events taking place throughout Ireland every year, we wanted to be part of something that is not only enjoyable and challenging but contributes toward making a difference to those who need help. DASHERS To The Rescue would like to announce, our involvement and sponsorship, in Cycle Against Suicide’s, ‘Mizen to Malin Cycle Challenge!
We have planned a number of action-packed and exciting events leading up to the challenge, all of which aim to not only get the best out of our riders in terms of preparation, but also create a platform for DASHERS To The Rescue to highlight the importance of mental health in Ireland, and likewise, the world. We are also looking to recruit ‘DASH Champions’, who will have the opportunity to represent DASH and our values as they promote our brand and interest within the community.
What To Expect?
DASH has always been proud of working alongside and collaborating with the community. By continually supporting and donating to various charities and good causes every weekend. We want to take this platform to the next level!
Regular Café Rides
DASH Container Café and its location to the famous Phoenix Park, makes for the perfect Cycling hub for any keen cyclist. Ever since our container opened back in 2020, it’s always been a regular meeting place for many fitness and social occasions, whether that be early mornings or late afternoons. We’re looking to start our own unique DASH Cycling Club, where riders can get together, head off for a cycle and enjoy some delicious coffee and healthy treats afterwards.
Fitness Training & Preparation
Through Larry Brady and his team from UNIT13 Fitness, our fitness partners, we are bringing professional insights and training catered to the needs of the avid cyclist. UNIT13 Fitness will host regular sessions on areas such as strength, conditioning, nutrition and wellbeing, all with the objective of preparing our cyclists to take on the Mizen to Malin cycle challenge. Larry Brady, our Personal Trainer, will delve into the finer details on how to practically and sensibly change your everyday habits in order to develop a healthier balanced lifestyle while enjoying everything that the summer months have to offer.
Bicycle Mechanics On Duty
DASH will have bike mechanics available once per week who will service bikes for all our community riders. They will be responsible for ensuring bikes are well maintained to the highest standards at all times and repairs are carried out efficiently to ensure our riders are safe and prepared for any challenge they may face.
Become a DASH Champion
Are you a fitness fanatic who enjoys being part of a community of individuals who love quality coffee, giving back to the community and all things related to DASH? Do you have a passion to help promote our brand, our community involvement and our commitment to grow interest in the DASH Lifestyle? If yes, then we recommend you sign up to become a DASH Champion.
Our DASH Champions will be our own ambassadors during this journey, as they cycle in aid of Cycle Against Suicide. We’re giving individuals the chance to taste the DASH Lifestyle by applying to become a DASH Champion.
If you’re interested in applying to become a DASH Champion and representing DASH in this momentous event and in future, we encourage you to signup below.
Support the Cycle Against Suicide Mizen to Malin Challenge
Cycle Against Suicide’s, ‘Mizen to Malin Cycle Challenge’, promises to be fun, challenging and ultimately, a great cause in promoting the importance of Mental Health. Participating in this challenge and experiencing the camaraderie with fellow cyclists, our riders will make their way through Ireland’s picturesque views of the West Coast, all in aid of this amazing initiative.
Designed specifically for Cycle Against Suicide’s, ‘Mizen to Malin Cycle Challenge, our professional lightweight DASH cycle jersey, made by Mc Quaid Custom Clothing. If you’re interested in applying to become a DASH Champion and representing DASH in this momentous event and in future, we encourage you to support and donate to this worthy cause.
Cycle Against Suicide’s aim is to train and deploy ‘Community Buddies’ across Ireland.
The Cycle Against Suicide Buddy Programme prioritises peer-to-peer action as a means
to identify and help those who may be vulnerable. Our programme trains and equips
participants with the practical, hands-on skills and knowledge they need to deliver
support to those in mental health distress in their local communities.
Why the Buddy Programme?
According to the World Health Organisation communities can play a pivotal role in
preventing suicide and are in a powerful position to mobilise themselves in support of
the individuals affected. Research shows that the greatest impact is made when support
is provided locally by people and organisations who are part of the communities they
Research shows that talking – and having a trusted confidant to talk to – is one of the
most powerful factors in promoting good mental health. Research also shows that
people facing mental health challenges often feel they do not have anyone they can talk
to or rely on to come alongside them. Even when they have people around them, they
are reluctant to engage because they don’t think other people would understand what
they are going through.
Every day in Ireland at least 1 person dies by suicide! Cycle Against Suicide Community Buddy Programme train individuals in OUR local communities – to be able to offer free mental health support. A Community Buddy will be accessible to all persons, free of charge, whenever and wherever it is needed. Recent research into mental health in the workplace found that a large proportion – nearly 80 percent – of Ireland’s corporate employees suffer from concerning levels of
stress, anxiety and depression.
Cycle Against Suicide’s evidence based Schools; Programme – is designed as a whole
school approach to mental health. It supports mental health education in schools,
reduces stigma, promotes resilience and fosters a sense of belonging among young