ALL IN THE NAME OF MENTAL HEALTH
About Cycles For Awareness
Mental health has always been prevalent in society, and it was heightened to extreme levels during our nationwide covid lockdowns in 2020-2021. Most people had avenues of dealing with it, opening up about it, whilst some didn't, and suffered in silence.
It really shon a light on the importance of checking in on your mates and loved ones, and arguably there still is a big stigma on peoples mental health battles.
Cycles For Awareness is here on a mission to try and change this.
Cycles For Awareness started off as a bike raffle organisation, however we aim to achieve so much more. We want to first hand make a difference to those who need it most. We want to be able to offer someone the best tool (in our humble opinion) in dealing with their mental health, through cycling. We've introduced cash giveaways to help support our mission in donating bikes to everyday Australian's who may not have the funds to spend on a bike, this is known as our direct impact initiative. We KNOW cycling is so beneficial to your mental health and let's be honest its the reason why so many of us do it.
Do you know someone that fits this category? Head over to the direct impact initiative tab and reach out!
All it takes is a conversation.
Let's reduce the stigma of mental health one conversation at a time.
The winner from each draw gets to choose which charity we donate the proceeds to.
We are putting the power back in your hands.
Proceeds from each raffle will be donated to the mental health of your choice, some examples of amazing charities listed below. Have a different mental health charity in mind? No problems, we are happy to support those who support making a difference on people's mental health.
- BEYOND BLUE
- IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY
Strava or it didn't happen.
Join our club to attend group rides and events!
WE ARE CYCLES FOR AWARENESS.
A Melbourne based community promoting positive mental health through cycling or any form of exercise! This is a supportive community encouraging people to speak up, check in on your mates, and ultimately reduce the stigma of mental health one conversation at a time.
Oh yeah...we also raffle off incredible bikes to the residents of greater Australia, all while raising money for the various mental health charities (the winners get to choose!).
Group rides will follow suit soon! Ride safely out there!