Black Dog Ride to Support Initiatives for Fighting Depression

RideA scene not to be missed out: around 150 lustrous motorcycles driving through the old Northern Rd by the Piazza at Castle Towers and then moving towards the Showground Rd, towards Tamworth.

This motor ride was a part of the 2012 Black Dog Ride and it took place on Saturday. In Australia, after heart diseases and stroke deaths, it is the yoke of depression that affects every one in seven residents and therefore to support all those initiatives that aim in dealing with the signs and symptoms of this mental problem, Channel Nine has organized a 3080 km long journey to Alice Springs. The funds raised by this ride will be donated to the Black Dog Institute, aiming to help people suffering from depression.

Riders set off from Castle Hill and started riding towards their way early morning. The entire area was closed from 6.30am until 9am when the riders hit the road.

Hundreds of people assembled there to appreciate the bikes.

Hills Shire councillor Robyn Preston beckoned the giant black and white checked flag during the Bike Ride. Along with the organizer and Hills resident Philip Waesch, there were another 25 fellow members, all between the ages of 40 to 74, from the Hills Ulysses club, who participated in this ride.