The Black Dog Ride team will be coming through Goulburn on Sunday.
The Black Dog Ride began in 2009 when Steve Andrews rode off on a solo circumnavigation of Australia with one mission: to raise awareness of depression.
Inspiring a nation, Steve's solo ride has evolved into a national suicide prevention charity involving thousands of Australians, fostering mental health awareness nationwide. Some eight Australian take their lives each day. That's one life lost every three hours.
The ACT ride will be starting form David Campese Oval Queanbeyan and heading to Goulburn (due about 10am for morning tea) via Gunning. Morning tea to be provided by Goulburn Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network. The ride will then head to Braidwood via Tarago for lunch and community activities. It promises to be a great ride with lots of new friends to be made.
Member of the Goulburn Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network and Vice President of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Daniel Strickland said
“This is a great opportunity to show the community that you are not alone and there is so many people in your community that are ready to lend a hand when times are tough," Mr Strickland said.
"I am fortunate to have a group of fellow riders that I can turn to in times of trouble for support and there is nothing like some two wheel therapy to get me back on track.
"In our motorcycle club we have former members of the NSW Police Force who suffer PTSD and some will be taking part in the Black dog rides across the state on the 17th including the one that will arrive in Goulburn.
"I encourage the community to come on down and check out the bikes and show your support for black dog. There will be up to 200 bikes on the day. Morning tea will be prepared and served up by members of the Goulburn Suicide Prevention Network for the participants of the ride”
More info at www.blackdogride.com.au