Locals hit the road in support of Beyond Blue's fundraiser

Three local drivers will hit the road today to raise money and awareness for Beyond Blue and mental health support.

David Bernardi, Bede Tooth and John Ridley are getting behind the wheel of the Bernardi family's V8 '67 Holden Station Wagon for Beyond Blue's event Beyond Bitumen fund raiser Car Rally.

John Ridley, Bede Tooth and David Bernardi will be jumping behind the wheel for the Beyond Bitumen fund raiser Car Rally. Photo supplied.

John Ridley, Bede Tooth and David Bernardi will be jumping behind the wheel for the Beyond Bitumen fund raiser Car Rally. Photo supplied.

John Bernardi said the event is a bit of fun raising money to help support Beyond Blue.

The Beyond Bitumen fund raiser Car Rally takes off from Goulburn today. The drivers will spend the weekend travelling around, finishing at Tumbarumba on Monday.

The Beyond Bitumen rally will take the drivers through Goulburn, Braidwood, Nimmitabel, Dalgety, Jindabyne, Canberra, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Wantabadgery, Coolamon, Narranderam, Lockhart, Walla Walla and Albury.

As of Thursday, the three drivers had raised $10,451.75 for Beyond Blue.

Mr Bernardi said there have been a lot of generous people around Forbes who have contributed.

John Ridley said they decided to get on board with the rally because it's a good cause.

"Mental health has been a difficult thing to maintain in Western NSW with the drought and and now with Covid," he said.

Mr Ridley said they have been well supported by members of the Bernardi family and the Forbes community.

To donate go online or head to their Facebook page Car 88 Beyond Bitumen to track their progress over the weekend.

You can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or go online to beyondblue.org.au to chat.