Black Dog Ride teen suicide Terri Barclay

Teen suicide motivates Black Dog Rider

Brisbane rider Terri Barclay is riding more than 5500km around Queensland with the Black Dog Ride in memory of her teenage godson, Cameron, who committed suicide. “Cameron was just 16 years old,” says Terri at her lunch stop in Blackall today. “His loss was a terrible blow.” Terri is no stranger to long motorcycle trips, …

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Sailors cross desert for Black Dog Ride

Two Australian sailors will cross the Simpson Desert from tomorrow (July 25, 2016) to raise awareness for mental health in support of the Black Dog Ride. Petty Officer Sean Blacklock, 30, of HMAS Adelaide, and Leading Seaman Alex Mills, 28, of HMAS Darwin, will cross the desert on their Suzuki DR650s supported by two vehicles with …

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Night Riders boost Black Dog Ride

If you can’t afford the time to do one of the state-based Black Dog Rides this year, you can become a Night Rider and join the riders for a couple of nights along the way. This year the eighth annual ride to raise awareness of mental health issues will hold separate rides in each state and the Northern Territory. …

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Limited Edition Jack Daniels Indian Chief Vintage

Indian auction raises funds for Black Dog Ride

The online charity auction of a limited-edition Jack Daniels Indian Chief Vintage has raised $50,700 for the Black Dog Ride. A standard Chief Vintage costs $31,995, but with only 150 of these bikes made, it’s probably a bargain for the successful bidder. Indian also made 150 Jack Daniels Springfield models which sold out in one day, so …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer charity ride register agenda

Register for Black Dog Rides in all states

You can now register for the eighth annual Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues with separate rides in each state and the Northern Territory. Online registration is now live for all states and territories with NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria joining the others which opened in May. The first is the NT ride …

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Black Dog Ride agenda

Register now for state Black Dog Rides

The eighth annual Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues takes a different twist this year with separate rides in each state and the Northern Territory. It all started in 2009 when founder Steve Andrews rode around the country to raise awareness of suicide prevention after a friend’s suicide. Steve raised a …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer sets a record

A record 7000 riders in 34 locations around Australia raised $236,000 in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer on March 20, 2016, to aid 30 Australian mental health services and programs. (Final figures updated May 12, 2016) BDR spokeswoman Fiona Duffield confirms the count of riders is a record. “But it’s not just about the money,” Fiona says. “You …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer supporters volunteer Steve Derham and Senator Ricky Muir

Not too late to join Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer

More than 7000 riders in 34 locations around the country will tomorrow (March 20, 2016) take part in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues. And it’s not too late for you to take part. Although some online registrations have closed, you can still register on …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer charity ride register agenda

Charity ride goes ahead despite police presence

The Gold Coast Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer will go ahead on Sunday (March 20, 2016) despite Queensland Police failing to assure charity riders they will not be affected by a major “road safety” operation in the area. Organisers are emphatic that the ride will go ahead and have encouraged riders to take part. After we published a …

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