Who or What are the Soft-Cogs????
No, it's not a male impotency assistance group, it's a team of legendary bike riders who have gotten together to help others! Read on...
So what are the Soft-Cogs about? We're about teams, we're about healthy lifestyles, we're about breaking perpetuating dysfunction, we're about fundraising for Australians worse off than us.
Whilst we are so very proud of our fundraising ability, we have another major objective. As Australians, we love to win. Unfortunately, we win in a category we don't want... that is the proportion of overweight & obese per capita of any developed nation. 33% of the 17M of us are classified as overweight, unfortunately 25% of our CHILDREN are overweight. Type 2 diabetes (the PREVENTABLE type) & other weight related issues have overtaken smoking as the major cause for disease.
The Soft-Cogs is all about using people power to break the barriers and get more people and their families involved in healthy lifestyles. We want to spread the word, promote the fun of outdoor activities. Sure, we love a beer, we love to indulge, and we include these in our mission to make the outdoors fun - but it's all about balance!
Another aim for the Soft Cogs is to teach new riders responsible behaviour whilst on two wheels. Sure, it's important to enjoy yourselves, but it's also important for yourself and other riders that riding is done responsibly. So as we're getting more new riders in, we like to encourage good habits from the very beginning - that way everyone can get along!