2019 Cycle Activities
In 2019, 526 participants from 198 countries around the world cycled, walked and ran a phenomenal 64,031 kms. Thank you to all who contributed to raising awareness for suicide prevention activities worldwide. Below are sample Cycle Around the Globe activities.
In Marivan, western Iran, The Ashti Cycling Organisation cycled from Marivan to Lake Zarivan. The message for the day was:
- Not for suicide, life goes on
- Healthy mobility promotes happiness and mental health.
- Cycling can be described as the phenomenon of life
- Cycling to relieve stress and anxiety
- All for life and healthy life for us
- Reconciliation with nature brings joy and joy
In Bangladesh, suicide prevention organisations such as Heal Bangladesh, along with the IASP
National Representative coordinated a Cycle Rally from the Bangaldesh National Assembly and
ending in Ranma Park, the largest park in Dhaka. 40 cyclists collectively rode 272km and finished by
distributing leaflets in Bengali as well as discussing suicide prevention in the community.
Team Storm Waterside – Topped the leaderboard with a staggering 8,824 kms. STORM and Waterside Gym, joined forces again this year to host a Cycle Around the Globe event. Bigger and better than last year, there were more opportunities for members and friends of STORM to join in. A gym challenge began 1st September – 10th September. All distances from spin classes during this period contributed to their total distance. On WSPD there was a static bike challenge Team Cycleoff’s. Event were a huge success building on existing collaborations and extending further into the community and starting conversations about suicide prevention.
ICS BKK – International Community School in Bangkok: Second place on the leaderboard with 5,061 kms and 31 team members.
Orygen, the Australian National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, based in Melbourne
formed a team of 36 and totalled 4,780 kms coming in third place