Olympic gold medal cyclist Owain DoullImage by: Movember
17 June 2022

Ahead of the Cycle 100, Owain talks about the impact of losing his best friend to suicide

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Back in 2020, Welsh road cyclist and Olympic gold medallist Owain Doull MBE opened up about losing his best friend to suicide.

“I think Siôn struggled a lot when the lockdown started. That face to face contact, that’s the really important stuff in life for people and for that to be taken away is dangerous.”

Owain has since gone on to raise thousands for Movember, and start just as many conversations about men’s mental health through different fundraising challenges in the last two years.

" One week. 100 miles. One massive effort for the 100 men we lose to suicide every week across the UK and Ireland. "

As Movember and hundreds of cyclists across the UK gear up to take on the Cycle 100 in July, now is a time to reflect that across the UK and Ireland, 100 men a week take their own life.

The Cycle 100 challenges you to cycle 100 miles between the 4th and 11th July to raise funds and awareness for men's mental health and suicide prevention.

There are a host of rewards for riders. The first 500 people to raise just £10 receive a limited edition Movember cycle cap, and if you raise £300 you receive the Movember cycle jersey. Everyone completing the 100 miles will also receive a Cycle 100 patch to wear with pride.

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