Riders from last year's second annual Compression v Depression Social Ride taking a break at Uki. Photo: Noel Edwards
Riders from last year's second annual Compression v Depression Social Ride taking a break at Uki. Photo: Noel Edwards Noel Edwards

On ya bike for Compression v Depression

MOTORCYCLE lovers will be able to ride their machines en masse through the glorious North Coast countryside tomorrow, in a fundraising ride for telephone counselling service Lifeline.

In the third annual Compression v Depression social ride, riders will start the day with breakfast and a Show and Shine from 7.30am, and wrap it up at the Eltham Pub with a raffle draw and celebrations after 3pm.

Organiser Nicholas Kostyn said the group ride was a great way to bring a positive awareness to mental health in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

"I think a lot of people can relate to it ... in a modern society, you could almost schedule depression in the diary - we're under so much pressure," Mr Kostyn said.

He also said the exhilaration of riding a motorcycle was 'good for the soul'.

"I can't say it's the 100% cure - but it comes pretty damn close," he said.

The ride starts from the Rous Hotel on Zadoc St at 9.30am, with registration, breakfast and show and shine at 7.30am.



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