Building Bikes for a Better Future
The Happiness Cycle is bringing together students all over Australia, to build their very own bikes. Look a little deeper and you find that for some participants, the program is also about building a better future. Year 10 student Corey Ridge is the perfect example of a high school student who gets more than merely a new bike. He’ll be taking home something that will hopefully help him chart a brighter course in the competitive South Australian job market both in the near future and beyond. As a
If You Build It, They Will Come: Sam Willoughby Heads Home For Happiness Cycle
Unassembled frames, handlebars and chains, still in their shipping jackets, lay neatly stacked in rows, waiting for junior mechanics to marry them with wheels and set them in motion. Meanwhile, in a side room, 2012 BMX world champion Sam Willoughby is talking to a throng of high school students about the thrill of competing at an international level. Then, with safety briefing complete, it’s all hands on deck. Building a Bike The Noarlunga Leisure Centre main hall fills with teenagers from
It’s About Freedom: What We’ve Learned from Happiness Cycle 2014
When Amy Byrne first joined The Happiness Cycle, she thought she’d signed on to a program that gave bikes away as gifts. Ten months and thousands of bicycles later, the Coca-Cola employee realised the project was about something else entirely: freedom. “One of the things that shocked me was just how little teens cared about the type of bike you give them; what they really care about, is that you’re giving them independence,” Amy explained. “A bike to them is more than a piece of exercise equipment.
Announcing the Happiness Cycle
The Coca-Cola Company has worked with Australian communities for many years to address our biggest challenges.We’re committed to helping be part of the solution for one of today’s biggest problems: obesity.As one of our four business commitments to help address this national issue, we’re proud to launch the Happiness Cycle program to encourage active, healthy living and inspire people to get moving.With the help of not-for-profit national partner Bicycle Network, the program is designed to improve