Meet The Volunteers That Make It Happen

Why A Committee?

It sounds all formal and stuff…

Because the Soft-Cogs have grown in popularity and host bigger activities to achieve better results, we could not grow without formalising an association. A committee is required to satisfy our legal requirements, it’s really not that daunting. Plus, we gotta get insurance to cover your antics!

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen

President & Public Officer

Founded Soft Cogs in 2006 and passionate about promoting responsible riding and helping out the community. In line with his genetics and cultural heritage, Kim is shy, enjoys karaoke and can’t swim.

Email: [email protected]

Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan

Vice President

Margo’s got an eye on the prize, and an eye on something else. Like an ingrown hair, Margo just keeps coming back – annoying the absolute p!ss out of everyone. Dave doesn’t mind a beer, mountain/road biking and pizza (in that order), so it wasn’t long before he was nominated to be on the committee.

Margo’s social spirit brings a unique perspective on what Soft Cogs Inc is all about

Email: [email protected]

Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen

Treasurer

Since 2009, Ange has been swept off her feet by two wheels and one man, and since then has never looked back. She has been instrumental in organising some of the Cogs’ larger events, namely the 2012 Soft Cogs Ball.

Email: [email protected]

Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson

Secretary & Online Orders

Scott has been integral in organising the social rides for Soft Cogs Inc. He’s a keen road/gravel/mtb rider and doesn’t mind a flog on the indoor trainer too!

Email: [email protected]

Mick Deaves

Mick Deaves

Committee Member

We don’t know how Ewok got his nickname. But his short, tubby and furry physical features personify his character of frivolity, cuddliness and cheek-squeezing cuteness.

Ewok has put body and soul on the line for the cogs, literally, after breaking 8 ribs, 5 vertebrae, a finger and a collapsed lung during one of our MTB rides. 

Email: [email protected]

Samantha Morgan

Samantha Morgan

Committee Member - Events Fundraising

Sammi’s selfless passion to help others has made her an invaluable member of the committee. Our Soft Cogs events have had more horsepower since her involvement in 2015.

She’s even sacrificed her own house for post-event review meetings (the night of the events) – where she even slept on the trampoline outside to allow revelers to debrief in peace.

Shane Kowald

Shane Kowald

Committee Member - Social Rides

Kowalski is co-founder of the Soft Cogs Cootwalski Award – an award to recognise the achievements of those who like to fly through the air then brush their teeth on the dirt landing. Kowalski enjoys to break things, his promises, his bikes and his body. Looking after the social rides, we’re all in good hands!

Bernice Campbell

Bernice Campbell

Committee Member

Has been an active member of the Soft-Cogs since 2007 in organising parts of the ride and campaign. She has been responsible for arranging catering, accommodation and transport arrangements for the entire team – no small feat. After doing the Gongride herself, she’s constantly looking at ways/excuses to get off the bike and that includes crashing (deliberately).

Email: [email protected]

How Do I Join?

Joining Soft Cogs is easy. Just follow this link for membership. Sign up for our newsletter and watch this space!

 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Soft Cogs Incorporation membership is only $30 per year, cheaper if you sign up for longer.

Cost of entry into other organised events (such as the MS Sydney to The Gong Ride) is up to each rider though we may be able to negotiate ‘mates rates’ with the organisers.

 

HOW CAN I GET THAT AWESOME UNIFORM?

Uniforms, as well as other cool Soft Cogs paraphernalia, is available on our online store.