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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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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Henry Crew Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled youngest person to ride around the world young

Bid for youngest global ride heads to Australia

Henry Crew, 23, is heading to Australia on his bid to become the youngest person to ride around the world – all in the name of mental health. The Brit is undertaking the epic ride to challenge himself, while speaking out about his own experiences with depression and anxiety and the friends he has lost …

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