Ride against suicide

Hundreds of motorcycles roared into the main street of Two Wells on Sunday September 8 as the annual Ride Against Suicide was successfully held for the fourth year running.

With two groups leaving from either Mannum or Nuriootpa earlier that morning, riders arrived before midday in time for a short service to honour family and friends affected by suicide.

The Last Post was played, followed by a minute’s silence, as warm embraces comforted those paying tribute to loved ones no longer with them.

Lunch was provided by the Two Wells RSL as a sea of people dressed in black scattered throughout the main street.

The Ride Against Suicide grows in number each year, a police escort accompanying the cavalcade from Bolivar for the last leg of the ride, where motorcycles travelled into the main arena of Wayville Showgrounds for a show of solidarity at the Royal Adelaide Show.

They were met by a wave of support as well as the State Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention and MLC, John Dawkins, who spoke as the riders did a lap of the grounds.

If you are not OK, or know someone who may not be OK, contact someone who can help.

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