WELCOME TO SOFT COGS INC.
The Soft Cogs Incorporated is a team of riders who share their love of riding bikes (road, mountain, triathlon, recumbent, tandem… you name it!). We predominantly come from the Hunter Valley however have riders who live in Sydney, Qld and beyond. We choose to band together and put our fundraising efforts into the MS Sydney to Wollongong bike ride (MS Gong Ride) every November.
Everyone is welcome to ride with us, our objectives are:
- Spread the word of riding and healthy lifestyles to our networks.
- Promote a safe, fun, responsible and sustainable riding atmosphere.
- Raise funds for local charities.
As you can see, it’s about more than just fundraising. We’re all about our network and their families.
Our 3 objectives are driven by 3 concerning observations:
- Increase issues with living unhealthy lifestyles
- Helping new riders learn proper bike etiquette and bike safety
- Use a social platform to increase enjoyment of riding whilst also raising funds for charity
There are so many other causes out there and we aim to spread our wings and help as many people as we can!
WHAT DO WE DO?
We campaign one fundraising event, the MS Gong Ride event, held in November each year. We obtain sponsors and symbolise the team (whilst recognising the sponsors) in a new jersey each year. The ride is an excellent ride, iconic for many bike riders, established in 1981. After the ride, the Soft Cogs have a marquee at the finish site and catering and refreshments are provided, historically free of charge. Not bad!
We often support our fundraising efforts through fundraising events during the year, such as trivia nights, dinner/dances, or our biggest event ever, the 2012 Soft Cogs Ball.
Each year we average 110 riders in our team and collectively raise $100,000.
REGISTER FOR MS SYDNEY TO THE GONG
Join us for our 12th MS Sydney to The Gong Ride… Now clocking over $1.1 Million dollars raised for MS Australia, we mean business!
Gong Ride 2016
Another cracker year! Over $66,000 raised for Aussies living with Multiple Sclerosis. A big thanks to all the riders, supporters, volunteers and our sponsors, especially Hanwha Mining Services. We can’t do it without you.
2017 Soft Cogs Jersey (Fitted, Two Monkeys Cut)$70.00
Official Soft Cogs Knicks (Craft)$75.00
Official Soft Cogs Knicks (Two Monkeys)$65.00
2017 Pre-Ride Awards Dinner$45.00
Ibis Accommodation Sat 4 Nov 2017$187.00
Soft Cogs Bus (Hunter to Syd)$65.00
The Bird – Gloves$39.00