Black Dog Ride heads to the
Superbike World Championships!

Get your backside trackside and make some noise for mental health as you join Winston on Black Dog Ride's Inaugural Tour to the Australian Yamaha Finance Round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island!

Black Dog Ride is proud to announce it is the Official Charity for the Australian Yamaha Finance Round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held in February 2018. This marks the first year Black Dog Ride has been involved as the Official Charity Partner for the event.

Registered riders are able to join Black Dog Ride from Wednesday 21st February en route to Phillip Island, and they will recieve a trackside pass to the Phillip Island GP Circuit, enjoy a catered BBQ dinner on Friday 23rd February, and may partake in the Melbourne meet up, a Black Dog Ride parade lap of the PI Circuit, a BDR Go-Kart Championship, and a catered dinner on Friday evening. Black Dog Ride will have a dedicated marquee at Phillip Island where spectators can drop by for a chat with Black Dog Ride's Team or purchase merchandise, and will have access to a BDR camping area.

Phillip Island's CEO, Fergus Cameron is enthusiastic about the new partnership, "We are extremely passionate about utilising our unique event platform to raise awareness, educate our fans, and assist Black Dog Ride in raising the profile of mental health amongst the motorcycling community."

Black Dog Ride's CEO David Peach, reminds riders, "Awareness is the best catalyst for promoting help seeking behaviour and preventing the tragedy of suicide. Get involved in this great event and join us trackside in making noise for mental health on Philip Island in February 2018!"

Registration information

Date of Activity

21st February to 25th February


Black Dog Ride will meet at 8am Benalla Rose Garden, then riding to Shepparton, Ballarat and Melbourne on Wednesday 21st February

From Thursday 22nd, Black Dog Riders will begin the day with a meet up and Photo/Media Opp in Melbourne, then head off in convoy to Phillip Island.

During the race carnival, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February, Black Dog Ride will be at the Expo Pavillion at the PI Circuit.


There are two ticket types, gold and silver, with camping options at the circuit.

All registered riders will receive a riders kit with a souvenir patch, pin, and wristband.

To register, head to:

Registrations close 11th February 2018.

For all registration queries, email


Tuesday 20th February - Benalla

Benalla, Glider City Motel
15% off for Black Dog Riders 15% off if booked directly
Ph: 03 5762 3399

Wednesday 21st February - Melbourne

To keep Black Dog Riders together, the Big 4 in Braybrook is the preferred accomodation venue.

Big 4 Discovery Park Braybrook , 129 Ashley Street, BRAYBROOK 3019
Phone: 1800 061 444. 4 Stars. Cabins available on 21/2/2018.
A standard Value Cabin sleeps 4 and is from $105 per night

Overflow Accomodation -

Footscray Motor Inn , 90 Droop Street, FOOTSCRAY 3011
Phone: 03 9688 8700, 4 stars. 20 rooms available,
Mini fridges, tea/coffee facilities, TV, free wifi, from $128 per night.

Glengala Hotel, 214 Glengala Road, SUNSHINE
Phone: 03 9361 1007, 3.4 stars.
11 rooms available, where 1 is a Family Room, from $99 per night.

Ashley Hotel, 226 Ballarat Road, BRAYBROOK , 3019
Phone: 03 9317 9257, 3.9 stars. 12 rooms available, some rooms shared ablutions.
Rooms have A/C, TV, free wifi, breakfast from $89 per night.

Thursday 22nd February Onwards - Cowes, Phillip Island or Camping at the Circuit

Phillip Island Information Centre
Phone: 1300 366 422 (for hotel rooms)

Holiday home accomm (for rental of homes)
Judith Wright Stockdale and Leggo
Ph 03 5952 6633

Camping at the Circuit carries an additional charge for the 4 nights from Thursday 22nd February to Sunday 25th February (departing Monday 26th...) . If you intend camping at the circuit, please select the "with camping" version of your ticket which includes an additional fee, and will help us to ensure we've reserved enough space in the Campground