The Male Bag Foundation LTD is a registered, not for profit charity (Registered Charity No. 14089)
We began in July 2011, when a couple of men looking for an adventure decided that it would be a good idea to ride form Perth to Melbourne on motorbikes. This was not a new or novel idea, except neither had a licence or had ever been on a motorbike.
As novice motorcyclists it was agreed that it would be a better idea to ride “old postie bikes”. The iconic red Honda CT110s travel at the sedate speed with a maximum of approximately 80kph and cover approximately 120 kms on one tank of petrol so they would therefore provide an interesting challenge travelling across the Nullabor.
As men do, they told their friends and colleagues. Soon a group began to grow with interested parties expressing their desire to participate and share in this challenging journey. Support and advice was given by a group who had made a similar trip in 2010.
It was decided to use the ride as a catalyst for Men’s health. Having all been touched by prostate cancer in some way, it was agreed that prostate cancer needed exposure, support and research. It was decided that funds raised would be directed to raising community awareness of prostate cancer and associated issues and to provide support for men diagnosed with this male only cancer.
Eight years on our goals, although refined, remain unchanged and over one million dollars has been raised through sponsorship and donations which has enabled us to work with rural communities to provide specialist medical equipment for safe, accurate prostate cancer biopsy.