Dear Chief Medical officer pandemic coronavirus please let us ride

Dear Prof Murphy: Please let us ride!

Dear Chief Medical Officer, please let us ride again. You look like a reasonable man. And we know you and everybody’s dear ol’ dad ScoMo are seriously considering relaxing the restrictions during this horrible pandemic. So please let us ride. Your own coronavirus hotline and every state and territory heath department thinks riding a motorcycle …

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happy meme depression

Riding motorcycles makes you happy

Riding a motorcycle not makes you so happy some women can even orgasm while riding. With the Black Dog 1 Dayer rides for depression awareness on 15 March 2020 and International Day of Happiness on 20 March, psychologist and reborn rider Sharon Ledger suggests going for a ride to feel happy. She says it’s all got to do with …

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 vibration

Bike vibration may benefit health

Riding motorcycles has several proven mental and physical health benefits for riders and now we find the vibration of your motorcycle could also be beneficial to fighting mental illnesses. Previously, medical research has found that riding can improve brain power, reduce stress, develop your core muscles and sharpen your focus. Now, research by Dr Lee …

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World Superbikes BDR to promote health issues

World Superbikes ride to promote health issues

Tickets are now available for the third annual Black Dog Ride to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island in 2020 to promote mental health issues. Black Dog Ride Australia Victoria co-ordinator Bernie Garvey says riders get to see some spectacular scenery, participate in a parade lap of the circuit and promote mental health issues. “In …

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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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Honda CX500 journalist regret emotions

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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