This year’s Cycle Against Suicide will resume tomorrow.
It was postponed today following the tragic death of Brendan (Brenawn) O’Connell, a 69 year-old volunteer marshal for the event, in a collision with a lorry along the route on Wednesday.
The organisation released a second statement today outlining their intention to resume the cycle.
“Cycle Against Suicide is strong because of our community and yesterday that community lost one of its dear friends, motorcycle marshal Brenawn O’Connell in a tragic accident.
“This is a deeply painful time for Brenawn’s family and friends, many of whom are currently with us on the Cycle. We offer our sincere condolences to them and in particular to his wife Kerry and his children Sadhbh, Kerry Óg and Tim.
“It has been a very tough 24 hours for all of us who are currently on the Cycle and we owe a great debt to Abbey Vocational School and the wider Donegal Town community for the hospitality and kindness they have shown us for the last two days.
“The primary concern of our team, our cyclists and all those who support us is to fulfill the wishes of Brenawn’s family. This morning they expressed a desire that we continue the journey. This is something we intend to honour and tomorrow we will cycle.
The details of tomorrow’s route and timings will be advised tonight and we appreciate your patience in this regard.í¢€â€¹
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”
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