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Reflections on the Ride: RideWest 2020

By Michael Byrom , Head of Property Services

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At Broadley Rees Hogan, we act for many clients and their backgrounds, business and skills are pretty varied. What we don’t often have the chance to do is connect in a way that asks whether they are okay. Not financially. Not – are you busy? Rather, how are things going for you?

There was a sign on a fence at Muckadilla, where we stopped briefly for replenishing the bidons and the belly. It said R U OK? That’s how far west that question has to travel. Muckadilla is a tiny place on the road to Mitchell, west of Roma. And that sign typified the ride – the mental health and wellness programme that RFDS is running, on money raised by this ride.

Men out west have always been hardy. They have to be when the you read quotes from a local grazier saying “Country tough enough to fatten a crowbar”.

Crowbars seldom give. They strike and pick at the hard ground, slowly making their mark. Farmers do the same . But, regrettably, sometimes, something does give, and the consequences are worse than the blunted edge of a piece of steel.

So riding is about remembering, learning and helping. Especially if you don’t come this way often.”

Please read more here: http://ridewest.com.au/wp-content/uploads/RFDS-Ridewest-Update-0920_PROOF-5.pdf

RideWest 2020 Day 4 - R U OK?

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Michael Byrom , Head of Property Services
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