Join Mental Wheels Foundation's '6 Minute Challenge'

Comments Comments

The Mental Wheels Foundation have launched a virtual community cycling event to raise awareness and fund programs to help improve mental health.

The objective of the '6 Minute Challenge' is to highlight the issue of attempted suicides - that occur every 6 minutes of every day in Australia - and, in doing so, create positive change.

'A Positive Impact'

Clinton Hill, CEO & Co-Founder of the Foundation, said physical activity is proven to have a positive impact on mental health.
"The concept around the 6 minute challenge is to symbolically and consciously take action to support this movement, while having a positive impact on those taking part," he said.

The challenge is to complete 6 minutes of cycling - via a stationary trainer - for 6 consecutive days anytime over the 6 week period (14 Sept to 31st Oct 2020 - Mental Health month). 

  • The target distance for the Challenge is a combined participant total of 80,000km (the total number of attempted suicides in Australia each year).
  • Nominate your ‘WINGMAN’ to join you in the Challenge (life’s challenges are better tackled with a support person by your side).
  • Then, challenge 6 of your friends, family members, colleagues to take part and find their own ‘WINGMAN’.
  • On the 10th October 2020 (World Mental Health Day) a Guinness World Record attempt will be made for the greatest distance travelled by a group of Olympians cycling on a stationary trainer. 
Event: The 6 Minute Challenge
When: 14th September – 31st October 2020
How: Stationary Trainer or Pilates Air Cycling
Where: Anywhere
Who: Anyone can participate
Cost: FREE (though fundraising is optional)
Why: Positive mental health event in unprecedented times (Covid-proofed as can be completed in isolation) and to raise funds for MWF Mental Health Initiatives

Visit to register.



comments powered by Disqus

Mountain Biking Australia

After witnessing the destruction of their region the boys from Talbingo MTB Club came up with a plan.

The story of a club’s amazing vision in the face of devastation.

Often overlooked, a comfortable backpack can make or break a rider’s experience. How did the Macpac Amp Multi Pack handle?