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#TMT Breifne Earley and his new book “Pedal the Planet”


Breifne Earley, Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Breifne Earley featured on way back in February 2015 in our #TMT slot (Token Male Tuesday). Now he is back with his book “Pedal the Planet”. Read on…

In 2011, Breifne Earley was suicidal – severely overweight, single and depressed, Breifne faced the biggest challenge of his young life. Yet just four years later, Breifne showed tremendous courage in overcoming adversity to become World Cycle Champion. Breifne showed how an average guy from a Leitrim village could scale to extraordinary heights. Despite emotional and physical difficulty, Breifne demonstrates in the book that limitations are only perceived.

Breifne is currently cycling through the 32 counties of Ireland to launch the publication, making it through a county a day. Speaking about the book, Breifne says: “My story is about one man’s journey from the depths of despair to winning the World Cycle Race. I was never an athlete yet my journey proved that I could achieve anything in my life. Average people really can do extraordinary things.”

CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins, said “Breifne’s journey is representative of the journey any client who presents to Pieta House faces and the ups and downs that present themselves en route to finding the light in life.” “I’d encourage as many people as possible to purchase the book and to take solace and hope from it if you’re struggling in the shadows and understand that life’s journey doesn’t have to be tackled on your own.”

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For further information please contact Richard McElwee ( / 087 4129052) or Brian Campbell at Pieta House ( / 085 800 6801)


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