B4BD volunteers Cheri and Greg Nunn

Crashed riders praise B4BD service

Crashed, sick and injured riders have heaped praise on the B4BD (Bikers 4 Bikers Down) service that started in May 2017. Hawkebsury couple Cheri and Greg Nunn (pictured above) started the free service after suffering their own motorcycle crash on Anzac Day 2016, followed by prolonged rehabilitation. “We now have over 3000 members on our …

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List your 2018 Christmas Toy Runs

It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, but already motorcycle clubs and organisations are getting into gear for their annual charity toy runs. We have listed several below, but this is in no way the complete list. Organisers are urged to list their toy runs here. Click here to send details to us …

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Drought Relief Fund Ride Against Drought RAD Rotary

Ride Against Drought event cancelled

Ride Against Drought organisers have today made a “heart-breaking decision” and cancelled the fundraising October 27 event, deeming the weather too fickle to ensure success. RAD was originally planned to be held on Saturday 6 October 2018 to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. Ironically, it was rained out and postponed three weeks. The weather in South …

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride record year Brisbane

Record year for Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has had a record year, raising $US5.8m (about $8.2m) for men’s cancer research and mental health issues. This is just short of the target of $US6m ($8.4m), but still a record year and almost half of the $US13m  ($18.2m) raised since the DGR started in 2012. Fund raising ends on October …

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Hayley Bell Women Riders World Relay

World relay to highlight female riders

Women of the world are invited to join the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) next year to highlight issues of women on motorcycles. The ambitious plan was developed by UK office manager and keen rider Hayley Bell, 27, to alert the motorcycle industry to the growing number of female riders. “I’m tired of going into …

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Motorcycle symphony for Distinguished Gentlemen

Motorcycle symphony for Distinguished Gentlemen

We know motorcycles are music to our ears and now Dutch musician Dominic Seldis has proven it by producing a special motorcycle symphony to promote this Sunday’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam musician has recreated Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss using only a range of different motorcycle exhausts. Symphony bikes Interestingly, a couple …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies mental health

DGR shifts funds toward mental health

The seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 will double their allocation of funding toward mental health. Founder Mark Hawwa of Sydney says they have increased their allocation of funding toward mental health from 20% to 40% for The Movember Foundation. That means 60%, rather than 80%, will go toward prostate research. However, there should …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies

DGR not just for gentlemen but ladies, too

Even though the seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 shines an “extra strong” spotlight on men’s health issues, the event is also eagerly supported by many ladies. Ladies take charge ‘In fact, almost 30 of the rides planned this year in more than 650 cities across 95 countries are organised by ladies, says …

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Ride Sunday trebles charity funds

2018 Ride Sunday trebles charity funds

The second annual Ride Sunday event raised three times the funds raised in its first year with organisers saying it will become “the world’s largest motorcycling charity event by the year 2020”. The June 3 event attracted 1300 riders to 239 events globally and raised almost $200,000 in funds for 59 charities. The inaugural 2017 event, …

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