Motorcyclists and their passengers have taken to the road to raise funds for headspace Warrnambool

GOOD CAUSE: Black Dog Ride organisers Heather Muskee, Neil Wiltshire and Jeff Leyonhjelm were happy with the turn out for the ride, which raised about $2000 for headspace Warrnambool. Picture: Rob Gunstone

GOOD CAUSE: Black Dog Ride organisers Heather Muskee, Neil Wiltshire and Jeff Leyonhjelm were happy with the turn out for the ride, which raised about $2000 for headspace Warrnambool. Picture: Rob Gunstone

120 riders and passengers stopped for lunch at the Western Hotel, Caramut, at the end of the 2017 Black Dog Ride. Picture: Rob Gunstone

120 riders and passengers stopped for lunch at the Western Hotel, Caramut, at the end of the 2017 Black Dog Ride. Picture: Rob Gunstone

ABOUT 120 motorcyclists and their passengers have taken to the road to raise funds for headspace Warrnambool.

The annual Black Dog Ride aims to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

Black Dog Ride organisers Neil Wiltshire, Heather Muskee and Jeff Leyonhjelm.

Black Dog Ride organisers Neil Wiltshire, Heather Muskee and Jeff Leyonhjelm.

Organiser Heather Muskee said she was pleased with the turnout and sunny conditions were perfect for the ride.

“It was a beautiful morning,” she said.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better day.”

Ms Muskee said it was the biggest event in the five year history of the ride.

“We had 82 registered online before the ride and then more people showed up,” she said.

Sunday’s ride began in Penshurst and finished at Caramut’s Western Hotel for lunch.

About $2000 was raised for headspace Warrnambool. Riders came from across Victoria, with a couple from Tasmania also attending. The inaugural Black Dog Ride was held in 2009 and since then more than $2,200,000 has been raised for mental health services nationwide.

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