Cycling has quadrupled in popularity across the island of Ireland in the past 10 years. The addition of temporary bike lanes and improved cycling infrastructure is leading to even more people taking up cycling as well as making the roads safer.

Take part in one of the many cycling events taking place throughout the island this year and raise vital funds for people who are homeless. Or if you prefer, organise your own cycle in your own time.

Step 1: Decide what you’d like to. A good place to start is Cycling Ireland, check out their list of provisional events taking place in 2021 here

Step 2: Register your event with Depaul by setting up your fundraising page on JustGiving. You will then be contacted by your dedicated Depaul team member who will support you every step of the way.

If you are in the Republic of Ireland register here

If you are in Northern Ireland register here

Step 3: Shout about it! Post updates, let your supporters know how much you’re pushing yourself! Connect your fundraising page to the Strava activity tracker app to automatically post your achievements, here’s how to do this! You will be sending a strong message to your community that homelessness is unacceptable and that you want to do something practical about it.

Whatever you decide to do, please keep safe and follow current Covid-19 guidelines.