Alexander ‘Xani’ Byrne is a former educational psychologist for Gateshead Council, and is originally from Edinburgh. He founded Tandem Against Suicide UK to raise awareness of and funds to fight suicide, in memory of his beloved sister Alice. This includes his 88-day tandem ride around the coast of Great Britain, cycling with a different person each day whose life has also been affected by suicide. Money raised from the challenge is donated to Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) and Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS).
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