We thank Rebecca Ambrose for updating us on Breifne’s progress.
Breifne Earley Walking the Beara Breifne Way Arrives in Millstreet Between 4 and 5pm today & everyone is welcome also to meet with him in Corkery’s Bar at 8pm. (S.R.)
In October 2010, stuck in a negative work environment, severely overweight, single, and feeling the world and would be better off without him, Breifne Earley made the decision to end his own life. But, less than five years later he was first across the finish line of the longest endurance sports event in the world, the 30,000km long World Cycle Race.
This is the extraordinary and inspirational story of how one man stepped back from the brink of suicide, redesigned his life and then spent sixteen months cycling through 27 countries on 5 continents with 3 robberies, 3 crashes and 44 flat tyres to become a living, breathing example of the life-saving message “It’s okay not to feel okay.”
It’s some story, but Breifne’s next challenge sees him pass through Millstreet in ten days time, as he walks the Beara-Breifne Way. Setting off on December 31st on from Glengarriffe, he will be staying in Millstreet January 2nd, and leaving first thing the following morning, to arrive in Leitrim on January 14th.
He deserves to be welcomed here, as well as elsewhere along his trip. (Breifne has added: “all offers of help (beds, meals, company, etc) greatly appreciated”. His progress can be tracked on his website, twitter, facebook etc. The best of luck to him.
— Breifne Earley (@BreifneEarley) December 23, 2016
breifneearley.com/bearatobreifne – Full details on his route and details of his walk.
Pedal the Planet – This is Breifne’s book which was released in September this year
After 29,000kms and 16 months, Irish world cyclist returns – Irish Times July 2015