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.
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.