Black Dog rides through Kingston

KINGSTON Lions Club put on a spread for over 40 motorcycle riders who stopped in town for lunch during the annual Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre on Sunday.

Black Dog Ride, now in its sixth year, is a national suicide prevention charity whose mission is to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

Funds raised by Black Dog Riders will support the rollout of Mental Health First Aid's Teen Program to Australian Schools nationwide, and to build the capacity of Lifeline's online Crisis Support Chat service.

On the weekend dozens of SA motorcycle riders embarked on a 2900km journey from the Adelaide Hills to Uluru as part of the annual Ride to the Red Centre tour, which departed from all states and territories and heads towards the natural landmark.

Starting in Woodside, the SA riders travelled 460km to Mount Gambier on Sunday, passing through Meningie and stopping for lunch at the Kingston Lions shed.

Kingston Lions Club president Yvonne Emery presented a $200 donation to SA ride coordinator Merv Storton on behalf of the Lions club.

The tour is expected to arrive at Uluru on Friday.