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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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Black Dog Ride agenda 10

Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary

Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black …

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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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Ride Sunday

Calling all riders for Aussie Ride Sunday

All riders on all types of bike are invited to take part in the third annual Ride Sunday on 10 November 2019 to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health. The event has been held in winter the past couple of years and had been scheduled for June, but …

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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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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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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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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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