Now in its fourth year, the Pieta 100 will this year take place at one location on September 9th, the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day. The cycle is support of Pieta House, a centre in Dublin which helps people in suicidal distress.
Since 2015, over 4,200 participants have saddled up to take on the Pieta 100 Cycle challenge, riding 50 or 100 kilometres and raising over €250,000 in the process to help Pieta House delivers its vital services.
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Pieta House opened its doors a decade ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years, they have seen and helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established eight subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area – Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and five further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway and Kerry.
The cycle will start and finish at Leixlip Amenities Sports Centre in Co. Kildare and you can register through this link – http://www.pieta100cycle.com/