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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Indian Scout Bobber prize for BDR

Indian Scout Bobber prize for BDR 1 Dayer

You could win an Indian Scout Bobber simply by registering early for the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer events on March 18. The prize Indian Scout Scout is not the first time Indian Motorcycle Australia has been involved with the Black Dog Ride. Last year they offered a Scout as a 1 Dayer prize …

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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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John "JC" Curran Riders invited to discuss mental health

Riders invited to discuss mental health

Men suffering from mental health issues are invited to meet two riders for dinner talks about suicide prevention was they ride from Phillip Island to Darwin and back this month. Riders John “JC” Curren (pictured above), who has been living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for more than 30 years and now late-stage cancer, …

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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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Ride to the edge Aussie ‘lap” to aid Beyond Blue

Lap of Australia to aid Beyond Blue

Sydney riders Taber and Damien plan to ride around Australia’s Highway 1, raising awareness of depression and $33,500 for the Beyond Blue charity. Taber knows all too well that the struggle is real having gone through his own experience with depression last year. He says “prevention is nine-tenths of the cure” and hopes this journey …

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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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Joe Dunn Psychs on Bikes for mentsal health stress

Psychs on Bikes ride for mental health

We’ve all seen the mental health poster that says “You never see a motorcycle outside a pyschiatrist’s office”. However, you would see a big Kawasaki GTR1400 parked outside psychiatrist Joe Dunn’s Sydney office. Joe is the founder of Psychs on Bikes, a group of mental health professionals who ride around the country spreading mental health …

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Sunshine Coast Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer defend agenda rural may

Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer sets a record

A record 7000 riders in 34 locations around Australia raised $236,000 in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer on March 20, 2016, to aid 30 Australian mental health services and programs. (Final figures updated May 12, 2016) BDR spokeswoman Fiona Duffield confirms the count of riders is a record. “But it’s not just about the money,” Fiona says. “You …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer supporters volunteer Steve Derham and Senator Ricky Muir

Not too late to join Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer

More than 7000 riders in 34 locations around the country will tomorrow (March 20, 2016) take part in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues. And it’s not too late for you to take part. Although some online registrations have closed, you can still register on …

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