With the ongoing situation around the world still worsening, now is the time to express our views on how we can help each other out, at a time that will be hard for all.
For people suffering from mental health issues, this time could prove to be a huge test, and we need to do our utmost to help each other out and keep pushing on.
Seeing Charlotte mention before how mental health issues can prominent amongst cyclists, it’s therefore vitally important for all of us to look out for each other, and here’s a few ways we can do it:
- Drop your usual competitors a message – you may be rivals on raceday but you still socialise. Even if this is not a big deal under normal circumstances, it is now as everyone has lost all social interaction in person. Your message could keep someone going.
- Make a new friend! – Go out and message someone new or someone you’ve briefly met a few times, you could put a smile on their face
- If you’re not a racer, still message people – riders love to talk to fans and there’s no better time than now.
- If you’re struggling, reach out to people – The Chain Gang will always reply on any social media and we’re happy to be there for those who need to talk, as will thousands of others online.
Let’s fight this battle together and make sure we make it out the other side as strong as we all can.
We can fight this adversity and make new friends in the process, message that cyclist you’ve followed for years.
On a personal note from me, I’ve never been a cyclist, yet now most of my best friends are cyclists, and I took the steps and have surrounded myself with a great web of support, now you can do the same.