One-Dayer ride will be in town again later in month

ON AGAIN: Riders are getting ready for the Black Dog Ride One Dayer which will finish in Oberon in March. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 013118pbdog1
ON AGAIN: Riders are getting ready for the Black Dog Ride One Dayer which will finish in Oberon in March. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 013118pbdog1

THE roar of motorcycles will sound in Oberon once again as district Black Dog Ride One Dayer participants set out to spread awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

This year’s batch of district One Dayer riders will leave from Bathurst’s Mount Panorama to travel to Lithgow and finish up at Oberon on Sunday, March 18.

Bathurst Black Dog Ride co-ordinator Rosemary Hancock said there can never be enough awareness about mental illness.

“Personally, it is amazing to see so many people come together for a great cause who have been touched in one way or another,” she said.

For Peter Curtis and Allan Mobbs, district riders who have long participated in the Black Dog Ride, the charity combines an important issue with leisure.

“The ride brings attention to an important issue whilst reducing stigma, in a way that a lot of people can take part in, and feel as though they are really making a difference,” Mr Curtis said.

Last year’s Black Dog Ride One Dayer event raised $7112, according to Ms Hancock.