Black Dog Ride, depression, dementia, mental illness, suicide, motorcycles, charity

Ken and Chloe join Black Dog Ride

Veteran dementia charity fundraisers Ken Eaton and his dog Chloe joined the recent 10th anniversary Black Dog Ride around Australia that raised more than $60,000 for depression and mental illness. BDR manager Richard Brown says 100% of funds raised will be given to community based groups and not-for-profit service providers via their new Community Grants …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Brisbane Jeff Gough fundraising

2019 DGR focuses on fundraising

The eight annual running of the successful The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride may be a little different with some rides announcing starting venues only 48 hours before the event to concentrate on fundraising efforts. Some rides will also stipulate a minimum amount from each rider, varying from about $20-$50, as either a donation or funds raised. …

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Help charity champions Tex & Bundy retire

Tex and Bundy retire from charity rides

Famous charity rider Tex O’Grady is set to retire his second dog pillion, Bundy, and is currently training her replacement, Rebel. Tex and Bundy racked up a million kilometres in December 2017 raising more than $6m for charities. He says it is a world record for a motorcycle dog that may never be broken. Bundy …

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Black Dog Ride in America future

Riders assured of Black Dog Ride future

The future of Black Dog Ride Australia (BDRA) events to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues is assured, despite recent staff, funding and cost problems, the organisation says. BDRA sent an email to all followers this week admitting the organisation has been “in a state of flux” since the retirement of founder Steve …

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Charity ride for Bloomhill cancer care

Organisers of the 18th annual Bloomhill Bras n’ Bikes are asking riders to share their stories of battling cancer and to save the date for their 20 October 2019 event. To promote the event, they have released this video of Valda Queenin who tells of her journey since being told she had breast cancer. She …

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Carl Reese sets world record

Record-setting BMW K 1600 GT for auction

This record-setting BMW K 1600 GT is up for auction in Las Vegas on Australia Day (January 26, 2019) with 20% of the proceeds going to a veterans charity. The bike belongs to Carl Reese who set records for fastest USA crossing in 38 hours, 49 minutes, in August 2015, and the longest ride in …

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Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run salvos

Salvos thank riders for toy runs

As the biker toy run season nears its end this weekend, the Salvos (Salvation Army of Australia) have thanked the tens of thousands of riders who have participated and provided donations. Salvos community fundraising GM Andrew Hill says about $6-$7m has been raised in donations during the Christmas season. He says most of it comes …

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Big weekend for Xmas toy runs

This weekend is shaping up as the biggest for Christmas Toy Runs with motorcycle clubs and organisations dressing up for fun and giving gifts to the needy. There have already been several toy runs around the country with many more to come. We have listed the remainder below. If your toy run is not included, click here …

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Combat medic plans 'medicycle' for indigenous Rick Carey Royal Enfield Classdicx 500 Pegasus limited edition

Combat medic plans ‘medicycle’ for indigenous

A former elite soldier and combat medic is raising funds to buy and equip a “medicycle” to bring crucial medical relief to indigenous communities in far north Australia. Rick Carey, 64, of the Snowy Mountains, recently completed a three-month, 25,000km fundraising trip through the Northern Territory on his Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus. He raised …

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Special Olympics Australia Soar & Roar festival

Register now for Special Olympics ride

Riders can make a dream ride come true for people with an intellectual disability and have the opportunity to ride around Sydney Motorsport Park at the Soar & Roar Festival on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The event raises funds for Special Olympics Australia. Spokesman Aaron Henry expects thousands of riders to converge on Sydney Motorsport Park …

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