Black Dog Ride National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline Media

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The inaugural 2012 Black Dog Ride National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline took place on April 29th (April 22nd in Tasmania) with riders in every state and territory taking part in 11 legs of a national ride to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Over 2,000 participants took part in the ride nationwide. Each rider carried the Black Dog Ride mascot Winston, symbolic of the "black dog of depression", and created new world records for most black dogs on motorbikes! An outstanding effort with the event expected to grow considerably next year.

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Television - BDR on TV | Print Media - BDR in in the paper | Radio - BDR on the radio


Television

A fantastic video from the ABC about the National Ride, h/t Dazza, the Canberra Ride Organiser:

Bikers Ride for Depression Awareness:


Print Media

Rocket's Black Dog Ride

Just in from the CFMEU WA Branch, who've included our mate Rocket and his ride for his son Josh in their Winter Journal. Read the article below or click HERE to download the magazine.

Rocket's Ride


Black Dog Ride: Damp But Fun

Dave Roberts from South West Life did a great write up on the Dardanup Ride in WA, called Black Dog Ride, Damp But Fun. Check out the image below or go HERE for the original story.

Black Dog Ride Article, South West Life


Channel 7 features Black Dog Ride

Channel 7 has a wonderful video of the SA leg of the National Ride, with appearances of the laconic and brilliant Ride Organiser Mick Corfield and the fantastic Lifeline rep Maureen. Look closely and you'll see Winston wag his tail!

Full video here: http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/watch/29140997

BDR SA on Ch7


Black Dogs Ride Into Busselton

The Busselton-Dunsborough Mail have been very supportive of Black Dog Ride and have a great article about the inaugural National Ride, below. Click on the image for a larger readable file (opens as jpeg) or click HERE for the online article:

BDR in Busselton Mail


Bikers, black dogs do their bit for depression

The NT News has a great image of Winston and the Darwin Ride Organiser Andrew Prescott. Click the image for the larger file (opens in pdf)

BDR in NT News


Locals support 'Black Dog' ride

A great article and image from the Midland Express about the Victorian Leg of the Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline. Click on the picture for the larger image (jpeg).

BDR in Midland Express


Woof riders: hundreds of bikers hit the road to make black dog roll over

Following the amazing success of the Black Dog Ride National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline, the media is starting to come in. The Age has done a great piece focusing on the Victorian leg of the ride, which saw a huge turn out to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Well done Victorian Riders! Click HERE for the original article or read below:

The Age Article on BDR


Hoping for a new 'Black Dog' ride record

More media coming through in the lead up to the World Record Breaking Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline this weekend! The South Western Times spoke to Steve Andrew, founder and coordinator of Black Dog Ride. Go HERE to read the original or read the image below:

BDR in South Western Times


Black dogs roar in on Sunday

The Busselton-Dunsborough Mail ran a great piece on the Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline, on April 26th. Check out the article online HERE or read below:

BDR in Busselton Mail


Tasmania Black Dog Ride gains 'Picture of the Week'

Media is still coming in from the World Record Breaking Tasmania Leg of the 2012 National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline! The Examiner uses an image of Ride Ambassodor Mayor Bernard Cardart with 'Winston' in it's "News Pictures of the Week, April 23rd"

Black Dog Ride image of Bertrand Cadart in The Examiner


Awareness of ride has bikers on a mission

The Tasmania Leg of the Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline was a huge world record breaking success, and this is what The Examiner had to say about it:

Black Dog Ride promotion in The Examiner


Black Dog Ride for Josh

The Kalgoorlie Miner honoured the inclusion of the Goldfields into the National 1 Day Ride, talking to Rod 'Rocket' Marra who tragically lost his son to suicide late last year. The article is reproduced below in two forms.

If you'd like to see the original article online, go HERE or click HERE for the larger newspaper image.

BDR Ride for Josh

BDR Ride for Josh II


Black dogs on bikes help fight depression

In early April the NorthWest Star did a great piece on the Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline. Click HERE to check it out on the original site, or read below:

North West Star article on BDR


Black dog's world record attempt

Just in from the red centre, Raymond the Alice Springs' Ride Organiser for the 2012 National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline, spoke to The Advocate and got a great blurb in the paper for their upcoming BDR!

Black Dog Ride promotion in The Advocate


Radio Media

Cliff and Nay have a follow up interview with Steve Andrews after world record ride!

Steve Andrews has a follow up interview with Cliff and Nay from RadioWest after the April 29th National Ride, and he chats about the World Record, making a difference in people's lives through BDR, the Ride to the Red Centre, and even Kamahl! (4.59min, 4.8MB)

Play HERE HERE


Cliff and Nay chat with Steve Andrews about the World Record Breaking Ride for depression awareness

Steve Andrews has a chat to Cliff and Nay from RadioWest prior to the World Record Breaking Ride on Sunday 29th April. They chat about Black Dog Ride, Winston populating Australia, the groundswell of grassroots support for BDR, and the brilliant Tasmanian World Record makers.... (4.22min, 4.2MB)

Play HERE HERE


Rocket speaks to ABC Goldfields about riding for his son Josh

Rod Marra (Rocket), spoke to ABC Goldfields to talk about the Black Dog Ride, and why he's doing the Kalgoorlie to Esperance BDR. Compulsory listening! (2.3MB, 4.45 minutes)

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A yarn with NT Darwin Ride Coordinator Andrew Prescott

Andrew Prescott, the fantastic Darwin Ride Coordinator for this year's National 1 Day Ride, has a great yarn to Pete Davies from 104.9FM in Darwin. Grab a cuppa ad listen in! (10MB, 7.45 minutes)

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ABC 684 chats to Black Dog Ride Founder Steve Andrews

Have a listen in to Steve Andrews as he chats to Barry Nichols on ABC 684 South West Drive (WA) about the upcoming Black Dog Ride, National 1 Day Ride for Lifeline. (4.5MB, 7 minutes).

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2CCR FM speaks to NSW National Ride Coordinator

Listen in to Nathan, the 2012 National 1 Day Ride NSW Ride Organiser, have a yarn to 2CCR FM 90.5 about everything from the National 1 Day Ride, Black Dog Ride history, the Ride to the Red Centre, and riding to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Cheers, Nathan!

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