Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2012 Media

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Television

Channel 9's Simon Bouda talks about the Ride to the Red Centre

Channel 9's prime time live cross to reporter Simon Bouda on 7th July. Simon will be riding to the Red Centre with us in August 2012.


Channel 9's Simon Bouda speaks to Steve Andrews, NBN News

Black Dog Rider Rod managed to get a copy of this great piece on Black Dog Ride by Channel 9's Simon Bouda, aired 7th July 2012.


Bendigo IPTV speaks to Victorian Ride Coordinator

Bendigo IPTV has a long chat to the Black Dog Ride Victorian Ride Coordinator Ric Raftis about the upcoming 2012 Ride to the Red Centre. He's got a lot to say!


Print Media

Ride to raise awareness

Black Dog Rider Leigh Kestle talks to The West about his very personal reasons for riding to the red centre with Black Dog Ride. Click the image below to read the original article online.

Black Dog Rider Leigh Kestle


Red Centre Riders Still Driven By 'Black Dog'

Third Time Red Centre Riders George Harrison and Roger Clark were featured on the front page of the Busselton-Dunsborough Times with a mention of first time Red Centre Rider Steve McKenzie's inspirational efforts in fundraising for Black Dog Ride, too.

Black Dog Riders George and Roger


Biker hits the road for 'black dog'

Glenella Black Dog Rider speaks to the Daily Mercury about the Ride to the Red Centre and why he's riding. They took a great image of Winston too! To read the article online click on the image below.

Black Dog Rider Charles Linsley


Black Dog Ride to stop in Tamworth

Our Channel 9 media partner and now Black Dog Rider Simon Bouda who will be riding with us on this years Ride to the Red Centre, has been featured by the very newspaper where he made a start many moons ago! Sincere thanks to Northern Daily Leader, the wonderful Holly Azzopardi and Rod Thompson. Click on the article below to download the original larger version.

Simon Bouda joins Black Dog Ride


A message to ride

Our wonderful friends at Lions have made the media again for their support of this year's Ride to the Red Centre. Warwick Lions Club was interviewed by the Warwick Daily News. Click the image below to go to the original online article.

Warwick Lions Club


Ride For Life

Good friend of Black Dog Ride, Rod Thompson, has a superb feature in the Tamworth City News. Fantastic to see such great coverage of the Ride to the Red Centre, thank you Rod and TCN! Click the images below to download the larger files for reading or go straight to the online version HERE.

Rod Thompson in Tamworth City News

Rod Thompson in Tamworth City News


Ride Ready to Battle Black Dog

On 7th August, the Melton Leader spoke to Black Dog Rider Frank Belmore about lifting the lid on depression and the work still to be done to raise awareness. Read the article below.

Frank Belmore speaks to Melton leader


Riding to raise awareness

Ross Tinkler, or 'Tinks', talks about Riding to the Red Centre and why he's participating, in this article by the Benalla Ensign. Well done Ross. We love the pic! Read the article below or click the image to go to the original online article.

Please note, although the Benalla Ensign states that the Black Dog Institute is organising the Ride to the Red Centre, this is incorrect. Black Dog Ride is a grassroots non affiliated group coordinated by one man, Steve Andrews, and a small team of volunteers. Black Dog Ride developed the Ride to the Red Centre to raise awareness of depression, and chooses to donate funds raised by riders to the Black Dog Institute in support of their brilliant Community Education and Outreach Programs.

Tinks


Lions Club to host Black Dog Ride participants

The McPherson Media Group have shone the light on one of the many Lions Clubs around Australia who are providing inavluable support to the Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2012. This time it's the Heathcote Lions Club receiving well deserved accolades in the press. Thank you Lions! Read the article below or click the image to go to the original online article.

Heathcote Lions


Tathra Bikers on Black Dog Ride

The Bega District News has rightfully bragged about three local Black Dog Riders who have formed the Team Tathra for the Ride to the Red Centre and who have raised nearly $5000 for the Black Dog Institute. Well done fellas! Read the article below or click on the image below to go to the original online article.

Tathra Black Dog Riders


Black Dog Ride to stop in Merredin

The Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury featured the WA leg of the Ride to the Red Centre in their article, with a great plug for the local Lions clubs too - great supporters of Black Dog Ride. Click the image below to go to the original article online.

Merredin Mercury


Black Dog Ride from the Hills to Alice Springs

NSW Red Centre Ride Coordinator Philip Waesch and the NSW Black Dog Riders were featured in a fantastic article by the Hills Shire Times on July 23rd. Great pics too, check it out, click on the image to go to the article.

From the Hills to Alice Springs


Ride to Raise Awareness

Black Dog Rider Nicole has again been featured in a local paper, this time the Denmark Bulletin. We'll have a clearer copy soon, but in the mean time click on the image to read the article.

Black Dog Rider Nicole


HOG Albany South Coast Promotes Black Dog Ride

The Harley Owners Group, Albany Chapter, have included a promotion of the Ride to the Red Centre in their latest newsletter as well as encouragement to donate to Black Dog Rider Nicole's Everyday Hero Page. Thanks for the support HOG Albany, we love to see local bike groups get behind a great cause like Black Dog Ride! Click on the image below to download and read their latest newsletter - Black Dog Ride is featured on pages 12 and 13.

HOG supports our Black Dog Rider


Annual Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

NSW Ride Coordinator Philip spoke to The Hills paper about the Ride to the Red Centre, and managed to get a neat shot of Winston in the paper too! Click the image below to go to the original online article.

The Hills features Black Dog Ride


Keeping the Black Dog At Bay

The Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre was given great front page write up by The Echo including a front page picture! Check them out below and click the images to download the original files.

The Echo features Steve Andrews

The Echo features Steve Andrews


Great southern bikers peddle to the red centre for depression awareness

Black Dog Ride's Nicole was featured in Albany's The Extra on 14th July about the Ride to the Red Centre. Way to go Nicole! Look out for a picture and larger feature in Albany's The Advertiser closer to the ride date! Click on the image to download the original file.

Great Southern Bikers Peddle for Depression Awareness


Motors Run for Black Dog

Peter Simmonds, a South West Australian Black Dog Rider, was featured in the 4th July edition of the Augusta-Margaret River Mail, highlighting in particular his impressive fundraising efforts for the Ride to the Red Centre. Well done Peter! Read the article below or see the original online HERE.

Motors Run for Black Dog Ride


Meeting of the Healthy Minds

Ric Raftis, Victorian Ride Coordinator for the Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre, spoke to The Guardian on 20th June about the upcoming ride. Check out the image below or go HERE for the original story. You can find Ric HERE.

The Guardian Talks to Ric Raftis


Radio

Steve Andrews gives a Red Centre Ride Wrap Up to Greg from ALIVE 90.5FM

A post Red Centre Ride wrap up from Steve Andrews, who chats to Greg Hirst from RIDE on ALIVE 90.5FM again. Topics covered: Angry rocking the house, Simon Bouda's blog hits, meandering South Australian riders and the phenomenal awareness created of depression and suicide prevention. "We're making inroads" as Steve says. (6.30 minutes/11.92MB)

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Steve Andrews, our Angry Ambassador, and Football Legend Dermott Brereton

On August 24th 2012, Steve Andrews chatted to Lachlan from SUN FM in Alice Springs, with guest speakers Angry Anderson and football great Dermott Brereton who makes a surprise promise to Black Dog Ride! Listen in and find out what it's all about. (Pt 6.38 minutes/6.4MB; Pt 2 16.11minutes/15.6MB)

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Founder of Black Dog Ride, Steve Andrews, chats to great supporter of BDR and Radiowest South West announcer Cliff on Wednesday 15th August about the amazing milestone recently achieved by Black Dog Ride, the upcoming Ride to the Red Centre, and Tassie's cold weather! (4.47 minutes/ 4.39MB)

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Rod Thompson chats with 2TM

Great friend of BDR, Rod Thompson, chats with 2TM about the Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre, promoting mental health awareness, and the Black Dog Institute. Cheers Rod, good stuff! Listen in (4 mins):


Steve Andrews talks to Greg Hirst from RIDE on ALIVE 90.5FM

Grab a cuppa and listen in to Steve Andrews who had a chat to Greg Hirst from RIDE on ALIVE 90.5 FM on Sunday 29th July about the need to talk openly about mental illness, the success of Black Dog Ride in 2012, the logistics of the Ride to the Red Centre, and the adventures Red Centre Riders will be having, amongst many other things. Thanks Greg! Approximately 10 minutes in total.

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