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WHAT IS THE BANISH THE BLACK DOG CHARITY RIDE?

The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The ride’s major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia. We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

WHO SHOULD GO ON THIS RIDE?

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The ride caters to all riders from relative beginners to experienced with a range of group ride speeds to choose from to suit your own personal capability. Each speed group has their own support vehicle

FAST FACTS

Ride Date:
May 27th & Sunday 28th 2017
Registration Fee:
The 2017 registration fee will be confirmed by Dec 2016
Fundraising Target (minimum):
$200
Distance and Trip Duration:
260kms over 2 days
Physical Capability:
A level of fitness to be able to cycle up to 8 hours at a minimum speed of 20kph for 2 days
Accommodation:
Camping at the Ayr Showgrounds (BYO tent)
What is Provided?
Meals, snacks and drinks
Ride jersey
Bike Mechanic
Support Vehicles
Camping Fees
Sunscreen
Live music in camp
Cash bar with the cheapest prices in the Burdekin
A fun weekend
Event Briefing (compulsory):
Friday, 26th May, 6:30pm
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Our Sponsors

Rod Johnstone Group
Lillywhite Group
Riverview Tavern
Fuel Cafe
Sky Snacks
Townsville Bulletin
Duo Magazine
NPS Corporate Pty Ltd
Top Brand Cycles
Universal Cranes
Loan Market
Verve Design
Emmett Technique
Meteor Hire
Ede Events
Ayr Entertainment
Bridges Finance
Neverfail
The GO Townsville

Fundraising and Donations

Everyday Hero

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Registrations are live for the 2017 Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride! Will you ride with us on 27th and 28th May 2017?

Register here: www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=24251

Online fundraising can be set up at Everydayhero by following this link and registering: www.everydayhero.com.au/event/Banishtheblackdogcharitybikeride2017

In addition to supporting local charities and organisations, donations to the Banish the Black Dog ride go to the Australian Rotary Health Mental Health research.

Since the year 2000, Australian Rotary Health has focused its funding on mental health research. In 2012 this focus narrowed to the Mental Health of Young Australians, and in 2013 research projects focusing on the Prevention of Mental Health Disorders were included.
Find out more about this great cause here: australianrotaryhealth.org.au/research/

So come along and join us, challenge your friends, family, and workmates to a fundraising race and support a great cause.
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In addition to the funds donated to Australian Rotary Health in support of Mental Health Research, donations from the ride are also dispersed to local groups and charities. This benefits not only all Australians through research but also those locally who are in need immediately. Did you know that the local Lifeline call centre fields over 10,000 phone calls each month?
Great work Lifeline, we are proud to support you!

Registrations open on the 28th January for the 2017 ride. Get involved, challenge your friends and colleagues and lets raise some money for a worthy cause!
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Our club is proud to present Barbara Guy from Lifeline with a donation of $5,000. These funds were raised as part of the Banish the Black Dog ride fundraiser. Lifeline provides an extremely valuable service to not only the Townsville community, but nationwide. We hope this donation will enable Lifeline to train more volunteers to continue the excellent work they do every day! The Banish the Black Dog charity ride is on again this year, on the 27th and 28th of May. Registrations open 28th January. Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/banishtheblackdog or their website www.banishtheblackdog.org.au