World Superbike 2018

Wrap Up!

Last month Black Dog Ride headed to Phillip Island as the Charity of Choice for the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to make some noise for mental health, and what a week, full of new friendships, thousands of conversations, awesome racing and ultimately shining a national spotlight onto mental health.

40 Black Dog Riders spent two days riding in Victoria - 1 of those days riding with World Superbike Champ Troy Corser! - before arriving en masse at the world famous Phillip Island Circuit. Troy led Black Dog Riders on an absolutely top notch lap around the spectacular circuit (with our La Trobe Valley Coordinator Scuzzi's Road King a close second!) which was 4.5kms our Black Dog Riders will never ever forget.

The next three days for Black Dog Ride were spent at the Superbike Expo, which was a brilliant opportunity to start conversations around depression and suicide prevention. Over 3,000 conversations took place! It was fantastic that our 40 Black Dog Riders all took time out from cruising the Island's sights and enjoying the racing, to talk with the public about Black Dog Ride's mission.

Black Dog Ride at World Superbikes

A Dinner of Champions was held in Black Dog Ride's honour, with Kawasaki's Bryan Staring and Yamaha's Daniel Falzon, along with Troy Corser, having a long chat with our Black Dog Riders, a rewarding experience for all of our riders.

A welcome Phillip Island CFA Sausage Sizzle topped off an amazing week for Black Dog Ride. Big thank you to Black Dog Ride's John and Vicki Pitman, Richard Brown and of course the awesome sponsors Yamaha Motor Finance and Australian World Superbikes for making this happen.

Black Dog Ride headed to the iconic "Island" to make some noise for mental health and we certainly succeeded.

Watch a video of Black Dog Ride at Phillip Island here.

Black Dog Ride at Phillip Island CFA

Black Dog Ride will be back in "The Island" next year!

"It's a big family. That's what it's all about, hanging out with your mates, knowing they're gonna look after you."

Australian World Superbike Champion Troy Corser

"What we're trying to do is ensure a conversation around mental wellbeing is an ordinary, normal part of our conversations."

Black Dog Ride CEO David Peach