Sat Mar 30 to Sun April 7 2019

APRIL RIDE TO TWO BRISBANE RACEWAYS

Perth to Sydney Sat 29 Sept 2018 to Sun 7th October

Our inaugural and hallmark ride is Perth to Sydney, which we did in 012 and again in 014.  Some new Psychs joined up to experience the opportunity to ride this personally-challenging but bragging-rights journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.  Over a nine days 12 bikes and the support vehicle rode:

Sat 29 Sept:        from Cottesloe Beach             ->            Kalgoorlie

Sun 30 Sept:                                                       ->            Balladonia

Mon 1 Oct:                                                          ->            Eucla

Tues 2 Oct:                                                         ->            Ceduna

Wed 3 Oct:                                                          ->            Port Augusta

Thurs 4 Oct:                                                        ->            Broken Hill

Fri 5 Oct:                                                             ->            Cobar

Sat 6 Oct:             ->            Narromine               ->            Mudgee

Sun 7 Oct:                                                           ->            Bondi.

 

This was yet another fabulous experience.   Our accomplishments included: 

-Four news articles

-An interview with ABC radio Hobart

-Free men’s health checks at seven venues

-Our own half-day conference at White Sands Resort

-A reception by the Acting Lord Mayor at Hobart Town Hall

-A reception at Government House by the Governor

-A reception at the headquarters of Rural Alive and Well

-Attendances at the Mole Creek Music Festival and a Vehicle Dealer for a photo shoot

-Attendance at a Mates for Mates meeting involving war veterans

-Attendance at a charity walk organised by ARH

-A visit to the mental health unit of Launceston Hospital to meet the staff

-A presentation to the staff of Hobart Clinic

-Attendances at three community forums organised by Australian Rotary Health

Big Ride Tassie 2018

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Big Ride 2017

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Big Ride 2016

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Big Ride 2015

In October of 2015, Psychs on Bikes rode around Tasmania to provide pro bono services to the farmers and rural communities in partnership with Rural Alive and Well (RAW Tasmania), a federally funded agency caring for the farming commuities of Tasmania.

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Big Ride 2014

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Big Ride 2013

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Inaugrual Big Ride 2012

On Saturday April 14th 2012 fifteen motorbikes (and about 20 people) left Cottesloe Beach in Perth. We collected another seven bikes along the way, arriving nine days later at Bondi Beach in Sydney with 30 participants.
Film-maker Renee Marie came along to film the ride We stopped at five towns along the way to give presentations to the local mental health professionals. In the process the ride became a rolling mental health conference. We also conducted a public meeting in Trangie NSW where the locals turned out in full force and provided a fantastic lunch. Finally arriving safe in Bondi.

FFoundation Ride 2011

Dr Joe Dunn aka The Fat Controller and esteemed President, always had a passion to ride the Nullarbor. Together with his son and two other mental health colleagues/ friends, the dream came to fruition in 2011. Over a few beers in a pub one night, they came up with the idea of doing a ride from Perth to Bondi and use the occasion to raise money for mental health. And so, a few schooners later, Psychs on Bikes Inc was born.

It's not about the destination, its about the journey, the people we meet and the things we do along the way.

This listing is not exhaustive, rather it seeks to provide a snapshot of previous 'Big Rides'

Sydney to Brisbane Sat 30 March to Sun 7th April 2019

Sat March 30:: Sydney. after a briefing at Northside Cremorne Clinic to Scone RSLor a comedy night and free men's health checks (407 km).  

Sun March 31: Ride to Goondiwindi (325 km) met the mayor.

 Mon April 1: Ride to the north of Brisbane (360 km) to the men's event

 Tue April 2: Ride to Warwick (160 km). 

Wed April 3: Ride to Tenterfield (120 km) BSS two-hour seminar for local health professionals re emotional resilience. 

Thur 4 & Fri 5 April: Raceways on the periphery of Brisbane (280 km).  Health checks and a ride around the racetracks.

Sat 6 April: Ride to Armidale (465 km)

Sun 7 April: Ride to Sydney (480 km)

Tasmania

February 17 to 25 2018

This may in fact become the 'Big Ride 2018'.

 

We’ll summon a big group of Psychs to ride Tasmania again.  That ride will be a really big event and it will go on from Saturday Feb 17 and Sunday Feb 25.  Please note that the motorcycle transport company Bikesonly have kindly agreed to transport our bikes at “cost” because of their support for mental health charities.  The ride will not only accompany the ARH Muster (with three community events organised by them) but our old friends from Rural Alive and Well (RAWTas.org.au) have roped in the local golf clubs, men’s sheds, GP groups and even the Hobart Clinic.  The ride will also take us up the wild west coast of Tassie so the roads should be interesting.  I’m already gathering names for that ride and already there are eight.  For an event like this I’d be disappointed if we couldn’t pull together twice that number. If you want me to add yours to the list, please click the link below.

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