TRAVELLING over 600km in one day is a mentally and physically draining task for any individual, but to do so on each of 32 consecutive days on a motorbike is upping the ante.
For Heather Muskee and Jeff Leyonhjelm, they will be making their fourth trip as part of the Black Dog Ride, this time circumnavigating Australia on a 14,500km expedition between July 26 and August 26, all to raise money for Lifeline and Mental Health First Aid Australia.
The couple, from Penshurst, were in Portland to promote their ride.
Also known as ‘Tracta and Tige’ they will be travelling upon their 1983 Yamaha XJ 900 and 2000 Yamaha XJR 1300 respectively, engaging and collaborating with local communities Australia wide, raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
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