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By Peter Douglas

With a shared passion for motorbikes, GriefLine counsellors Bill James and Will Graeme knew exactly how they could raise money and awareness for GriefLine.
The duo has organised the second Gear Up for The GriefLine Motorbike Run, after the success of the inaugural ride last year.
Starting on Sunday 19 February, riders will take off from Knoxfield (8am for a 9am departure) and include Belgrave, Healesville, Yea, Flowerdale and Glenburn.
The ride will end at Micawbers Hotel in Belgrave, where there will be entertainment and a raffle.
GriefLine is Australia’s only dedicated loss and grief helpline service that provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families.
Bill said they were both volunteer counsellors and believed in giving back to the community.
“Until a couple of years ago, I hadn’t ridden a motorbike for 30 years,” he said.
“When I was young, I rode for 10 years in the UK, including competitive trial riding.
“I now ride every day.
“I encourage all motorbike riders to join us on the day.
“We would love to see at least 75 bikes on the road and raise over $2000.”
Will said everyone would suffer from grief some time in their lives.
“You don’t have to do it alone,” he said.
“GriefLine is a non-profit organisation that cares for those who are hurting.
“This ride is in support of those that are going through hell, pain and depression.
“Get behind it and have a great day at the same time.
For more information or registration, email gearupforgriefline@gmail.com.
You can also check out their Facebook page.
Registration on the day is $15 per rider and $5 per pillion.

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