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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Honda CX500 journalist regret

Do you suffer from seller’s regret?

You may have heard of buyer’s regret, but there is also seller’s regret and many riders suffer from this more than buyer’s regret. If you don’t think riders could ever have buyer’s remorse, read this. Seller’s regret Riders can also experience seller’s regret. Now, we’re not talking about the regret people feel when they get …

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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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Joe Dunn Psychs on Bikes for mentsal health stress

Riding sharpens focus, relieves stress

We probably didn’t need a scientific study to tell us motorcycle riding reduces stress and distraction, while increasing our focus and attention. There have been plenty of independent studies over the years that show similar correlations. Now Harley-Davidson has funded a new neurobiological study by three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human …

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Black Dog Ride to Darwin

Bookings open for Black Dog Ride to Darwin

Bookings are now open for the annual Black Dog Ride, this time heading to Darwin for the first time. The Top End ride leaves each state at varied times around August 9, arrives on Friday, August 17 and finishes on the Saturday. Riders will be able to take part in the complete event or just …

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Simon Pavey Blue HOPE police

Simon Pavey prize in police charity ride

Police and their families are invited to participate in a fundraising ride for support group Blue HOPE with the chance off winning rider training and a trip with Dakar legend Simon Pavey. The five-day Blue HOPE Ride to Remember will take place in February 2018 through the Victorian High Country. The tour costs $1600 and …

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Mt Wellington in Winter - beware of ice Bookings for the annual Black Dog Ride that this year heads to Tassie instead of the Red Centre have been extended.

Bookings extended for Tassie Black Dog Ride

Bookings for the annual Black Dog Ride that this year heads to Tassie instead of the Red Centre have been extended. Organisers have secured an extension for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry crossings, which means registrations for full rides to Hobart are now open until September 15. If you can’t join the full ride, you …

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Video focusses on rider mental health for 2017 DGR Distinguished gentleman's Ride

Video focusses on rider mental health

A video that focusses on the mental health issue of a rider and his family is being promoted to highlight the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR). DGR has this year doubles its funds in support of men’s mental health on behalf of the Movember Foundation.   The above video, called Survivor, tells the story of BMW …

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New Black Dog Ride boss David Peach

New Black Dog Ride boss goes hi-tech

The new boss of the Black Dog Ride plans to improve communication technology to link workers and riders into a “more transparent system”. Information systems expert David Peach has taken over from interim MD Jim Redmond who stepped in after the shock retirement in February of founder Steve Andrews. David says he will use his …

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Historic racers at Lakeside Park circuit laps

Happy Laps supports depression

You can ride your bike “the way it was intended” at Happy Laps, a fundraising day of track riding that raises funds for Beyond Blue and its support for depression sufferers. The June 11 event is run by the BMW Club of Queensland a 25-35 minutes on the historic Lakeside circuit costs only $35 ($40 for non-BMWCQ members) with a full buffet breakfast. …

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