By Stuart Kavanagh
The Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre is underway once again and at least 40 of them will be riding into Broken Hill this Sunday.
The annual event sees 450 mental health advocates hit the highways on two wheels from all corners of the country to raise awareness about mental health.
The ride begins on August 4, and the idea is for all riders to converge on Alice Springs around August 12.
This year, 40 riders from South Australia will arrive in Broken Hill on Sunday. They will meet at the railway station around noon before heading to the Mad Max Museum in Silverton at around 2 pm.
The Black Dog Ride began in 2009 to raise awareness of depression and has evolved into a national charity that inspires the nation with its passion for preventing suicide.
Black Dog Ride’s community health projects are the largest in Australia and receive no government funding.
Since they began, Black Dog Rides have raised over $3 million for mental health and suicide prevention nationwide.
All monies raised during the 2022 ride will go to grassroots mental health projects nationwide.
If you’d like to meet the riders from South Australia, the public is encouraged to mingle with them on Sunday at 6:30 pm at
The Palace Hotel, where they will be staying overnight.
For more information or to donate to Black Dog Ride, please visit www.blackdogride.org.au.