Black Dog Ride, depression, dementia, mental illness, suicide, motorcycles, charity

Ken and Chloe join Black Dog Ride

Veteran dementia charity fundraisers Ken Eaton and his dog Chloe joined the recent 10th anniversary Black Dog Ride around Australia that raised more than $60,000 for depression and mental illness. BDR manager Richard Brown says 100% of funds raised will be given to community based groups and not-for-profit service providers via their new Community Grants …

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Black Dog Ride sets big 2018 agenda

A World Superbikes tour, a visit to the Top End and heaps more One Dayer events are scheduled for the 2018 Black Dog Ride agenda. All rides raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. Black Dog Ride’s new CEO David Peach says “awareness is the best catalyst for promoting help seeking behaviour and preventing …

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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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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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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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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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Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Sandra continues with Jaie’s legacy

Sandra Moran set off to ride around Australia in 2015 to raise awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. An accident in Western Australia halted her ride, called Jaie’s Journey, but Sandra continues to raise funds and awareness for depression and mental health. Her latest plan is for a Show ’n’ …

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Black Dog Ride teen suicide Terri Barclay

Teen suicide motivates Black Dog Rider

Brisbane rider Terri Barclay is riding more than 5500km around Queensland with the Black Dog Ride in memory of her teenage godson, Cameron, who committed suicide. “Cameron was just 16 years old,” says Terri at her lunch stop in Blackall today. “His loss was a terrible blow.” Terri is no stranger to long motorcycle trips, …

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Night rider Black dog ride

Night Riders boost Black Dog Ride

If you can’t afford the time to do one of the state-based Black Dog Rides this year, you can become a Night Rider and join the riders for a couple of nights along the way. This year the eighth annual ride to raise awareness of mental health issues will hold separate rides in each state and the Northern Territory. …

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