Motorcyclists ride to bring light to the ‘Black Dog’

Motorcyclists may have a tough exterior, but local riders from the Ulysses Club for Over 40’s have experienced first-hand the importance of getting support when things are difficult.

That’s why for the second year in a row, rider Chris Glover helped co-ordinate a “1-dayer” Black Dog Ride, with 217 people joining in on Sunday. 

“One of our members took his own life a couple of years ago, so we decided to do something to help with suicide prevention,” Mr Glover said.

“We’re raising awareness for depression, and raising funds for suicide prevention.

“The Black Dog foundation has a number of things they support throughout the year, like Lifeline, and other programs to help with suicide prevention.”

Mr Glover said some of the funds raised would also go to the Rockingham Men’s Shed.

The ride saw 196 motorbikes travel from Baldivis to Dwellingup via Waroona and Pinjarra, with the riders enjoying a lunch courtesy of the Dwellingup Primary School P&C and the Lion’s Club on arrival at the school.

Support is available by calling Lifeline on 131 114, or beyondblue on 1300 22 46 36.

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