As our regular and long term riders are aware, the BtBD committee tries to keep the ride as full of entertainment as possible. After months of raising funds, followed by a hard day of riding, it’s important to recognise the valuable contribution of our riders by rewarding them with quality live entertainment.
This year, local duo The Wendy Dany Duo will be playing in Ayr on Saturday afternoon from 3pm until 6:30pm.
Innisfail-born, Townsville-based Wendy de Munari teams up with experienced French musician Dany Fourny to present a stylish, unique blend of French and English jazz, latin rhythms and easy listening music.
This year the designer (read the Chairman, Henry Fracchia) of the ride jersey has used two inspirational elements in the design. The first being the “La Vie Claire” ride jersey. Firstly, the La Vie Claire ride team is one of the most powerful in Europe, who doesn’t want to look powerful. More importantly, “La Vie Claire” actually is French for “ a clear life” , a clarity to way we proceed in life. We thought that statement might be a great theme for the ride.
Then we thought about some of the great things in life, that being, art and music, and immediately Eric Clapton came to mind. Eric is a great musician and a man who has seen and struggled with the some of the darker elements to a life. So, the inclusion of an element of Eric was important.
The guitar that Eric is playing in the photograph is called the Crash 3 guitar. In 1997 Eric met well known street artist John “Crash” Matos, who went on to create 3 graffiti inspired guitar bodies. One is still owed by Eric, one was given to a Charity, and Crash 3 was sold by Sotheby’s for $300,000 dollars.
This year Blackchrome (our jersey supplier) and major sponsor to the ride, has been tasked with the creation of the Banish the Black Dog Ride Jersey.
WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOME??? WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
The time has finally come!
After much planning, developing, and chasing our tails (like all good pups do), we are finally ready to go live with the new site!
In fact you already know this, because you’re reading this article on the new site!
Check it out, test it, try to break it (don’t break it please!), and let us know your feedback.
We’ve tried to have a modern look and feel but we also wanted to make navigation simple and intuitive.
It’s important that our riders can find the information they want, from ride information through to registration links.