You may be wondering what this Blackdog thing is all about so let me take a few minutes to explain. It all started a few years back in London.. out riding bikes with some mates we got talking and realized most of us were dealing with some sort of mental health challenge… being out on the bike was a great place to talk it out and get things off our chest.. and for some of us, this was the first step to really working through our issues and getting help. So we created Blackdog with a really simple aim; to use cycling to get more men talking about this.
In this first episode I’m joined by a very good friend of mine who was really the instigator of the Blackdog project back in 2017. He’s chosen to remain anonymous which is great as it allows him to be really open & honest in sharing his story of getting to grips with Bipolar, but at the same time it still shows the stigma around talking about this that we’ve all got to work harder to break down.