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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Black Dog Ride heads to Tassie

The annual Black Dog Ride will head to Tassie instead of the Red Centre for the first time in eight years with bookings now open for the October/November event. It is being held in late spring rather than the usual winter timing to avoid dangerous snow and ice conditions. Riders will head to Tassie from …

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Psychs on bikes RNs Jury & Lowe to Quilpie QLD

Psychs on Bikes Big Ride for mental health

Psychologists and psychiatrists are mounting up on their motorcycles for their annual Big Ride to bring mental health issues and therapies to people in remote communities. There’s the old saying that you will never find a motorcycle outside a psychologist’s office, that is unless it belongs to a psychologist who belongs to the group, Psychs …

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Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Cyclone postpones show and shine

Cyclone Debbie forced a scheduled Show and Shine in aid of depressions sufferers at Mt Mee’s Pitstop Cafe to be postponed to this Saturday, May 6, 2017. The event is part of Sandra Moran’s quest to raise funds and awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. She set off to ride around …

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Indian Scout

Black Dog Ride event aids mental health

The annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer rides for mental health awareness are coming up on March 19, 2017, with one lucky rider winning an Indian Scout. The Scout is valued at $19,995 and all riders who registered online before March 7 are now in the draw to win with the winner announced on the day. Black …

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Black Dog Ride around Australia 2014 Steve Andrews founder boss FUTURE

BDR founder resigns, but ride goes on

Black Dog Ride founder Steve Andrews has resigned from the mental health charity after facing up to his own issues with depression and anxiety. In an open letter printed below, Steve says has succumbed after a four-year legal battle to Trade Mark the brand, plus social media criticisms and the deaths of three people on …

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