Sean in training on the dunes sailors

Sailors cross desert for Black Dog Ride

Two Australian sailors will cross the Simpson Desert from tomorrow (July 25, 2016) to raise awareness for mental health in support of the Black Dog Ride. Petty Officer Sean Blacklock, 30, of HMAS Adelaide, and Leading Seaman Alex Mills, 28, of HMAS Darwin, will cross the desert on their Suzuki DR650s supported by two vehicles with …

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Craig Lowndes in the Simpson Desert with Daryl Beattie

Epic motorcycle ride for Craig Lowndes

Veteran V8 Supercars superstar Craig Lowndes has just completed a 1500km motorcycle adventure through the centre of Australia to Darwin for next weekend’s round (June 19-21, 2015). Craig has long been a motorcycle fanatic, riding from his farm to work in Brisbane on a cruiser, doing track days on his sports bike or railing berms on …

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Black Dog Ride battles depression

Two black dogs were the stars of the annual Black Dog Ride that left from Brisbane this morning. Mandy and Scrambles are live mascots for the more than 80 riders who left from Rocker Classic Motorcycles at Nundah, heading for Bundaberg and eventually Alice Springs to raise awareness for mental health issues. Mandy is Anny …

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Cross country trip on TV

Keep an eye out for the coming TV documentary “Brisbane to Broome Cross Country”. It stars Brisbane rider John Skinner and his dog Scrambles who were the first man and dog to cross the country on a motorcycle. This is a shot from that trip of the Tanami Track that runs between halls Creek and …

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Riding out of depression

Winston Churchill called depression his “black dog”. John Skinner calls his black dog, Scrambles. And he says Scrambles has helped him fight off debilitating bouts of depression. Back in 2008, John and Scrambles rode their aptly painted matte-black Triumph Scrambler across Australia, becoming the first man and dog to ride solo across the continent. This …

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