About 300 motorbikes took to South West roads on Sunday as part of the 10th anniversary Black Dog Ride.
Leaving from Busselton’s Toyota Pre Delivery Centre, the group rode through Nannup before finishing in Bunbury.
Black Dog 1 Dayer Busselton co-ordinator Steve Ingram said the suicide prevention project would kick-start conversations around a tough topic, provide hope to communities, and encourage Australians living with depression to seek assistance.
“It’s so important we get this message across,” he said. “The motorcycle community is supportive of charitable rides in general.”
The thinking behind the Black Dog Ride is in fostering awareness of depression in communities, it is the best catalyst for preventing the tragedy of suicide.
Sunday’s ride was one of many held across the country in support of Black Dog Ride, as about 7000 motorcyclists took to the roads around Australia as part of the anniversary ride.
Call Lifeline Crisis Support on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 to speak with someone if you are in need.
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