A message about the Ride the Apple Isle 2020, we have been working hard behind the scene to see if the Ride will Still go ahead with the rapidly escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19).

At present we have been advised by health Coronavirus hotline that there are no restrictions on travel restrictions for domestic travel in Australia (which includes Tasmania) at this point.

We have been advised that obviously take the necessary precautions with hygiene.

We have been advised at this point in time we are safe to travel until the government puts restrictions on domestic travel. They were unable to give a clear answer as to whether this would happen as the situation is changing on the hour.

So over the next few days we will continue to get the up to date information as to make the very best decision on the expert advices, so please stay tuned for updates. These will be on our Facebook page and here on the website.

This decision would be made not being taken lightly but given this situation is changing by the hour the committee must make the very best decision in the interests of you and our supporters.

As well the Ride4Life team will be working on a Plan B as well to see if we can still ride to start conversations to stop the Stigma.

We thank you for your ongoing support and apologise for any inconvenience this maybe causing please rest assure Ride4Life is doing the best it can in the current climate.

Kind Regards

Shane Shaggs Taylor


16th March 2020

Join us at Ride4Life as we raise awareness around mental health and mental illness issues. 

You are invited to become a member of a tight knit group who looks after each other on and off the road. Many of us who are already members know only too well the pain of mental illness and suicide.  You are not alone in feeling how you do and there are others who can totally empathise with your situation.

Of course there are others who may not necessarily have been affected but are also passionate in the fight against the stigma of mental illness and suicide. You are also welcome to join us pursuing our dream of a society that recognises mental illness as no different to a physical illness.  A society that doesn't discriminate or encourage stigmatisation of mental illness and suicide.  A society that recognises that we need to do all we can to prevent mental illness and if we can't prevent it to treat it and in so doing reduce the number of suicides in this country.

Our primary mission is to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention. As part of this work, and from a secondary perspective, we also raise money for suitable mental health focussed charities and projects. We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Non Profit Corporation (ACNC). We also hold Deductible Gift Registration (DGR) status with the Australian Taxation Office so all donations to us should be tax deductible. (Check with your accountant)

Ride4Life are also signatories and supporters of the Stop Stigma Charter.  We would encourage all businesses and organisations to sign up to this fantastic initiative by the Murray Primary Health Network.  Click on the image below to go to their site and find out more.

Why not join us as a member and participate in our work.

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Ride4Life are a signatory to the Stop Stigma Charter

ACNC Registered Charity

Ride4Life is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission