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Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Siblings Narelle and Roger Houghton.
Camera IconSiblings Narelle and Roger Houghton. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times

A big crowd met at Busselton Bowling Club on Saturday morning to see off bikers participating in the annual Black Dog Ride.

Former parliamentarian Barry House spoke on behalf of Vasse MLA Libby Mettam and thanked the charity for the awareness it brought to depression and suicide prevention.

Participants assembled for a breakfast hosted by the local Lions Club, before being escorted by Busselton police down Queen Street and onto the highway.

The group will make their way to Hobart, where they will meet other Black Dog Ride participants from around the country on Monday, November 6.

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Riders will visit schools and community groups on their way to Hobart, encouraging people to donate to their Helping a Hero suicide prevention campaign.

PICTURES:

State Ride co-ordinator Ray Sherry with service attendant Ross Scott.
Camera IconState Ride co-ordinator Ray Sherry with service attendant Ross Scott. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
John Buckingham and Leigh Cresswell enjoyed the breakfast.
Camera IconJohn Buckingham and Leigh Cresswell enjoyed the breakfast. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Team Augusta: Andrew Marsden, Kevin Nash, Billy Barbour, Johnny Martin and Les Bumback will make the journey from Busselton to Tasmania.
Camera IconTeam Augusta: Andrew Marsden, Kevin Nash, Billy Barbour, Johnny Martin and Les Bumback will make the journey from Busselton to Tasmania. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Richard and Megan Hughes with Cheryl McCallum, who were there to support Rodger McCallum on the ride.
Camera IconRichard and Megan Hughes with Cheryl McCallum, who were there to support Rodger McCallum on the ride. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Wendy, Stephen and Brian Chatfield.
Camera IconWendy, Stephen and Brian Chatfield. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times, Therese Colman
Ron York and Black Dog Rider Richard Lundy.
Camera IconRon York and Black Dog Rider Richard Lundy. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Gary Mahncoph, Robert Withington, Colin McCarthy and Karen Menzies.
Camera IconGary Mahncoph, Robert Withington, Colin McCarthy and Karen Menzies. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Gary Mahncoph, Robert Withington, Colin McCarthy and Karen Menzies.
Camera IconGary Mahncoph, Robert Withington, Colin McCarthy and Karen Menzies. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times
Jack and Christine Thornley of Busselton.
Camera IconJack and Christine Thornley of Busselton. Credit: Augusta-Margaret River Times

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