2013 Ride to the Red Centre Media

Black Dog Ride - National 1 Day Ride

Welcome to the media hub for all print and audio visual media about the
2013 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

17th - 23rd August 2013

If you've been interviewed on any media platform we'd love to share it with the Black Dog Rider community around Australia. Please email us here.

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TV: BDR on TV | RADIO: BDR on the airwaves | PRINT: BDR in print | BLOGS: Blogs of the Ride


TELEVISION

Channel 10's Southern Cross News

On August 21st 2013, 250 Black Dog Riders from east, west and south Australia met up in Port Augusta on their Ride to the Red Centre. Southern Cross News 10 was there to chat with them.

Channels 9's Today Show

Watch Simon Bouda, Channel 9 Senior Reporter and Black Dog Ride's NSW Rider Liaison, chat to the Today Show at the Sydney launch of the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to open the video.

Channel 9's Simon Bouda, a Black Dog Rider, chats to the Today Show at the Sydney launch of the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre


RADIO

ABC Mornings

Elly Bradfield chatted to the effervescent Michael Young, BDR QLD Coordinator, while he led 40 QLD Black Dog Riders to the Red Centre. Listen in: (7.40mins)

Play Youngie on ABC Mornings, 21st August 2013 Youngie on ABC Mornings, 21st August 2013


2GB/873AM

Ben Fordham chats to Ch9 Senior Reporter Simon Bouda, who is in Port Augusta as NSW Rider Liaison on the 2013 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre. Listen in: (3mins)

Play Simon Bouda on 2GB, August 20th 2013 Simon Bouda on 2GB, August 20th 2013


WAVE FM/96.5

WaveFM's Hot Breakfast with Jade and Travis caught up with Black Dog Rider Kevin English who spoke about his motivations for joining the Ride. Listen in: (4mins)

Play Black Dog Rider Kevin English chats to WaveFM, 16th August Black Dog Rider Kevin English chats to WaveFM, 16th August


Rural Focus RadioWest

Vin Dawes from Rural Focus RadioWest spoke to Steve Andrews live from Alice Springs after the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre! Listen in: (4.8MB/5.15min)

Play Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 23rd August 2013 Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 23rd August 2013

Just prior to over 100 Black Dog Riders hit Esperance on their annual Ride to the Red Centre, Steve spoke to Wayne from RadioWest. Listen in: (3.1MB/3.30min)

Play Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 16th August 2013 Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 16th August 2013

Steve Andrews had a chat with Vin Dawes from RadioWest about the upcoming 2013 Ride to the Red Centre. Listen In: (6.9MB/7:30min)

Play Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 14th August 2013 Rural Focus RadioWest Interview 14th August 2013


Ride on Alive 90.5 with Greg Hirst

On May 24th, Greg Hirst spoke to Steve Andrews, Founder and National Coordinator of Black Dog Ride, with updates on the progress of this year's rides, including the 'big one', the Ride to the Red Centre in August. Grab a cuppa and listen in!

Play Ride on Alive 90.5 with Steve Andrews Ride on Alive 90.5 with Steve Andrews


PRINT MEDIA

Riders with a Common Goal

Boyup Brook locals Philippe Kaltenrieder, Chin Yun, Peter Bradford and Alan Lamb joined the Ride to the Red Centre as Night Riders with the goal of fostering a culture of mental health awareness. Read the full article online by clicking the image below.

Boyup Brook Locals Join Black Dog Riders


Bikers Stop In Tennant Creek to Spread Black Dog Message

The Tennant and District Times met with the 50 NT and QLD Black Dog Riders headed to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the article online.

BDR RC2013 Media Bikers Stop In Tennant To Spread Black Dog Message


Epic Ride Raises Funds for Mental Health

The Cobram Courier spoke to Black Dog Rider Alwyn Roberts, who raised over $6,000 during his Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the article online.

Epic Black Dog Ride Raises Mental Health Funds


Black Dogs Visit Wudinna

The West Coast Sentinal was on hand to record Black Dog Ride's visit to Wudinna during the Ride to the Red Centre. Click on the image below to view the article online.

Black Dogs Visit Wudinna


Let's Talk Mental Illness

Black Dog Rider Garry Browning opened up to Radar News about his battle with depression, and how he gained control of his life again. Click the image below to view the article online.

FSGT Garry Browning - Let's Talk Mental Illness


Bikers Rev Up To Raise Depression Awareness

Steve spoke to the ABC just prior to leading the 300 strong procession of Black Dog Riders through Alice Springs' Todd Mall. Click the image below to view the online article.

Bikers Rev Up To Raise Depression Awareness


Black Dog Ride Stop in Wedderburn

Wedderburn Community House hosted a Mental Health Day with over 75 Black Dog Riders on route to the Red Centre as guests of honour. Read more by clicking on the article below.

Wedderburn Community House Hosts Black Dog Riders


Riding for a Worthy Cause

Black Dog Ride's SA Coordinator Paul Whittenbury spoke to the Whyalla News about why he is riding to the Red Centre. Click the image to view the article.

Riding for a Worthy Cause


Eyre Peninsula Locals Riding To The Red Centre

Black Dog Ride's SA Coordinator Paul Whittenbury, and Black Dog Riders John and Vicki Coulls, Brett Habermann and Port Lincoln local Linda Bick all get a mention here as they chat about the importance of the Ride. Click the image to view the article.

Eyre Peninsula Locals Riding To The Red Centre


Over 100 Bikes Roar Into Nyngan for Depression Awareness

The editor of the Nyngan Observer gave us a shout out in his weekly editorial. Click on the image below to view the full article.

Bikes Roar into Nyngan for Depression Awareness


Carpark Lined With Bikes As Black Dog Ride Visits Port Pirie

Black Dog Rider Ross Tinkler had a chat to The Recorder as over 50 Victorian Black Dog Riders passed through Port Pirie on their Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the article.

Car Park Lined With Bikes As Black Dog Ride Visits Port Pirie


Vasse Puppies Get Behind Ride

Black Dog Rider Derek Poole got his child's school involved in the Ride to help raise awareness of the mental wellbeing. Read all about it in the Busselton Dunsborough Mail by clicking on the image below. View a Gallery HERE.

Busselton Puppies Get Behind Ride


Black Dogs Hit West Coast

The West Coast Sentinel stopped by the WA Black Dog Rider's evening function in Ceduna for a chat. Click the image below to read the article.

Black Dogs hit West Coast


Black Dog Ride a Chain Reaction

The Townsville Bulletin caught up with our BDR Townsville Coordinator Ben Price, who was joining 40 other QLD'ers in riding to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the article online.

Black Dog Ride a Chain Reaction of Bikers' Support


Bikers Dogged: Black Dog Ride Highlights Mental Illness

75 VIC Black Dog Riders stopped in Mildura for a chat with the Sunraysia Daily on their way to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the online article.

Black Dog Ride Highlights Mental Illness


Kickstart A Conversation!

Channel 9 Senior Reporter and Black Dog Rider Simon Bouda stopped to chat with the Mudgee Guardian on his way through to Nyngan on the Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the article.

Simon Bouda kickstarts a conversation


Annual Dog Ride Underway

The ABC stopped by to chat with Black Dog Ride NSW Coordinator Phil Waesch and took some great snaps of the ride. Click the image below to view the photographs.

Annual Black Dog Ride Underway


Black Dog Ride Battles Depression

Mark Hinchliffe, of Motorbike Writer, went down to the departure of the QLD contingent of Black Dog Riders headed to the Red Centre on August 17th. Click the image below to read the article.

Black Dog Ride Battles Depression - by Mark Hinchliffe


Riding for Depression

St George and Sutherland Shire Leader caught up with the Skillmaster Tribe Team prior to their departure for the Red Centre. Click the image below to read the online article.

Riding for Depression - Skillmaster Tribe


The Roar of Motorcycles Heard for a Good Cause

Black Dog Ride's SA Coordinator talks to the Whyalla News about the upcoming Ride to the Red Centre, and his own family tragedy which compels him to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Click the image below to read the online article.

The Roar Of Motorcycles for a Worthy Cause


Black Dog Ride Starts This Weekend!

Port Augusta's newspaper The Transcontinental is looking forward to over 250 Black Dog Riders staying in town on their way to the Red Centre! Click the image below to view the online article.

Black Dog Ride in Port Augusta


Black Dog Ride Heading To Ceduna

SA's West Coast Riders are joining the WA contingent of Black Dog Riders on their way to the Red Centre. Read the online article by clicking on the image below.

Black Dog Ride Coming to Ceduna


Black Dog Ride in the Barossa

Merv Storton is getting back in the saddle after 30 years, in order to join the Black Dog Riders on their ride to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Click the image below to view the online article.

Black Dog Ride in the Barossa


Ride for Awareness

The Yass Tribune spoke to Black Dog Rider Dianne Roberson about her upcoming involvement in the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to read the online article.

Yass Tribune speaks to Black Dog Rider Dianne Roberson


Wedderburn Mental Health Day and Black Dog Ride

Black Dog Ride's VIC Coordinator Ric Raftis has collaborated with local organisations on combining a Mental Health Day with the Black Dog Riders on their way through town to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the online article.

Wedderburn Mental Health Day and Black Dog Ride


John's Journey of Awareness

ACT Black Dog Rider John Harper spoke to the Cootamundra Herald at length about his motivation for joining this year's Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view the online article.

John's Journey for Awareness


Dogged Riders To Tackle The Outback

Black Dog Rde's VIC Coordinator spoke with the Lodden Shire Mayor about the upcoming Ride. Lodden Shire also generously donated a produce pack for the Red Centre Auction. Click the image below to read the full article.

Dogged Riders to Tackle The Outback - Lodden Shire


Black Dog Rebels With A Cause

Two Central Coast Youth Workers are hitting the highways on their first Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre! Matt says, "All of our kids we work with have mental health issues, so for us it's all about them and wanting to complete it for them". Read all about it by clicking the image below.

Black Dog Ride Rebels With A Cause


Beating the Black Dog Photo of The Week!

Ross Tinkler, the Red Centre Rider Liaison for Victoria, was featured in The Daily Advertiser (see below) and the image of him and his bike was chosen as a photo of the week! Click the image below to tread the larger article or click here to view the online version.

Beating the Black Dog Photo of the Week


Red Centre Ride For Black Dog

Five mid-north coast residents of NSW will be joining the 2013 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre this year, three of them having previously joined the ride to help raise awareness of the black dog of depression. Click the image below to read the larger version.

Red Centre Ride for Black Dog


Riding Outback To Beat The Black Dog

The issue of depression and suicide is one issue very close to Ross Tinkler's heart which is why he'll be riding for seven days across Australia to raise awareness about it. Click the image below to read the larger article or click here to read the online version.

Riding Outback To Beat The Black Dog


Riders Throw Out A Lifeline

Central Coast Black Dog Riders Bryony Young and her husband are joining the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre for deeply personal reasons. Click the image below to read the larger article.

Black Dog Riders Throw Out A Lifeline


Motorcyclist Riding Highway To Help

Black Dog Rider Kevin English spoke to the Illawarra Mercury about preparing to ride almost 1500km later this month to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Click the image below to read the larger article or click here for the online version.

Black Dog Rider Hitting the Highways to Help


Black Dog Ride Revving Up to Raise Awareness

Black Dog Rider Paul Roadley had the great idea to talk to his employers about his participation in the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre. His story featured in the Metro Trains Melbourne Newsletter on August 4th. Thanks Metro Trains for helping to raise awareness! Click the image below to read the larger version.

Black Dog Ride Revving Up To Raise Awareness


Riders Head Bush for Mental Health

Black Dog Riders "The Denmark Bushies" had a chat to the Denmark Bulletin. Click the image below to read the larger version.

Black Dog Riders Head Bush for Mental Health


Riders Ready for Black Dog!

Long time Black Dog Rider Kev Crofts managed to get his mug on the front page of the Great Southern Weekender, as he chatted about his riding mates joining him on the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to read the larger version.

Riders Ready for Black Dog!


Charitable Bikers Join Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

Black Dog Riders Rob, Roger, Allan and Nic spoke to the Albany Advertiser about the upcoming Ride to the Red Centre. Click the image below to view a larger version.

Charitable Bikers Plan Another Plan Dog Ride


Black Dog Ride for Dad

Peta Kohler knows first hand the effects of depression, losing her father to the illness 15 years ago. Peta spoke to the Collie Mail about Riding to the Red Centre, for her Dad. Click the image below to go to the online article.

Black Dog Ride for Dad


Ride to Help Battle The Black Dog

Port Lincoln local Linda Bick is heading off on her first Ride to the Red Centre. Linda spoke to the Port Lincoln Times about her own battle the black dog which inspired her to get involved. Click the image below to go to the online article.

Ride to Help Battle The Black Dog


Black Dog Riders Ready!

Youngie, QLD Coordinator of the 2013 Ride to the Red Centre, has put together some words that will resonate with us all about why he's involved in Black Dog Ride. Click the image below to go to the online article.

Black Dog Riders Ready!


Say Goodbye To The Black Dog As The Charity Ride Begins

David Francis has done a fantastic and entertaining write up about the 2013 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre in Weekend Notes. Click on the image below to go to the full online article.

Say goodbye to the Black Dog as the charity ride begins


Residents Ride to the Red Centre to Raise Awareness

The Bunbury Times spoke to eight black dog riders in south west WA who are joining us on our epic Ride the Red Centre, raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention. These residents are doing a top job in raising funds for our beneficiaries!

Black Dog Ride - Residents riding to the red centre to raise awareness


Scrambles The Black Dog Riding Pillion

Mark Hinchcliffe from Motorbike Writer had a yarn to Skinner and his real life black dog Scrambles, who is riding pillion on the upcoming Ride to the Red Centre! Check it out, below.

Skinner and Scrambles the real black dog


Just Bikes Gives Black Dog Ride A Shout Out

Popular motorbike site Just Bikes has given the 2013 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre a great shout out on it's website. Thanks Just Bikes! Click on the image below to view the online article.

Just Bikes Gives Black Dog Ride A Shout Out


Black Dog Riders On the Road Again

The Australian Motorcyle News mag features a great shout out to our upcoming Ride to the Red Centre including a top shot by Noel Taylor of Channel 9 Senior Reporter Simon Bouda and Graeme "Toad" Noad fist bumping as they cross the SA border into NT on the 2012 Ride.

Black Dog Riders Simon Bouda and Graeme "Toad" Noad


Black Dog Stays Behind

The Hills Gazette had a chat to local man Rene Baur, who is joining Black Dog Riders on their annual Ride to the Red Centre for very personal reasons. Rene has told us that being open about his experiences with depression has had positive results.

Black Dog Stays Behind


Riding Out of Depression

Mark Hinchcliff caught up with Black Dog Rider Skinner and his real black dog, Scrambles, who'll both be riding to the red centre with us this year! Skinner and Scrambles also rode with the Helenvale Black Dog Riders for the National 1 Day Ride in March.

Riding Out Of Depression With Black Dog Ride


Busselton Black Dog Rider

The Busselton Dunsborough Times caught up with a local car dealer Les Cook who is riding to the red centre with Black Dog Ride this year, and aiming to raise $10,000 for the cause!

Busselton Black Dog Rider Les James


BLOGS

Suicide: The Word We Dare Not Speak

Black Dog Rider and Channel 9 Senior Reporter Simon Bouda joined us on the Ride to the Red Centre, and blogged about his journey here.


Kev's Adventures

A late Red Centre Registrant, Kevin English jumped in with gusto and regularly blogged about his experiences during the Ride. Read it here.


Night Rider!

Black Dog Rider Rog enthusiastically blogged about being a Ride to the Red Centre Night Rider here.


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