Rid­ers sad­dle up for Black Dog Run

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

GREAT CAUSE: Biggen­den para­medic Jol Clark (third from left) was amazed at the turn out for Sun­day's run to raise aware­ness of de­pres­sion and sui­cide. THIRTY mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ers were ex­pected in the Black Dog Run at Bund­aberg, but the event at­tracted 70 rid­ers to raise aware­ness about de­pres­sion and sui­cide.

Or­gan­iser and Biggen­den para­medic Jol Clark was ec­static.

Mr Clark said he only had three weeks to or­gan­ise the event.

“I am just over the moon at the sup­port,” he said.

“There were 6500 na­tion­ally rid­ing and I am aim­ing at dou­bling the num­bers for the Bund­aberg event for next year. I will be pre­sent­ing Life­line Bund­aberg with the pro­ceeds, which we hope will be around $2500.”

Mr Clark said he was happy to com­bine his love of mo­tor­bike rid­ing with rais­ing funds to com­bat de­pres­sion.

The ride started at Buss Park be­fore head­ing to Gin Gin via Ap­ple Tree Creek be­fore lunch at South Kolan and back to Bund­aberg.

Any­one in­ter­ested can like the Bund­aberg Black Ride Face­book page to keep up to date on fu­ture rides.

PHOTO: SHANELLE CLARK

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