READY TO RIDE: Left to right: Alan Butler (Motorcycle enthusiast), Jim Butler (Channon insurance), Niall Mulligan (Centre Manager – Northern Rivers Lifeline), Chris Chapman (Manager at Plateau Sports Club, Alstonville), Peter Kelly (Major sponsor HSU NSW/ACT), 
Front: Nicholas Kostyn (Event Coordinator CvD)
READY TO RIDE: Left to right: Alan Butler (Motorcycle enthusiast), Jim Butler (Channon insurance), Niall Mulligan (Centre Manager – Northern Rivers Lifeline), Chris Chapman (Manager at Plateau Sports Club, Alstonville), Peter Kelly (Major sponsor HSU NSW/ACT), Front: Nicholas Kostyn (Event Coordinator CvD) Contributed

Compression vs Depression is a Lifeline for many

UP TO 150 passionate people will be getting on their bikes to help Lifeline Northern Rivers this Sunday, November 1.

As part of Compression vs Depression, an initiative of Northern Rider Quarterly magazine, these riders will be fundraising at the annual event and enjoying a day with their mates while making a difference.

All walks of life

They come from all walks and stages of life but are committed to having a great day out.

The event was first held in 2010 and has gone from strength to strength over the past six years.

Apart from being a lot of fun, the day encourages a positive approach to mental health challenges and raises funds for Lifeline Northern Rivers' local 24/7 crisis support service.

The event has received tremendous support from the local motorcycle community and related businesses.

Health Services Union, NSW/ACT has come on board as the major sponsor of this year's event. 

Compression v Depression 6 is open to all motorcyclists regardless of what you ride.

Event details

The event kicks off at the Green Garage, corner Tennyson and Browning St, Byron Bay, with a chance to get breakfast from 7.30am.

Grab some mates and a coffee and have a look at the motorcycles for an informal Show'n'Shine.

Registration for the Ride begins at 8am and the cost is $20 per person which includes lunch.

The Ride departs Byron at 9.30am sharp and finishes at the Eltham Pub for the Main Prize Draw at 3.30pm



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