The Kintsugi Alliance

Scars should be worn with pride.

Riding for mental wellness

We are a group of cyclists who came together following the death by suicide of a close friend and partner. His untimely death at the age of 59 sparked a conversation about the rising number of deaths by suicide among middle aged men, as well as how men can hide their struggles. His journey and the overwhelming statistics are what inspired this website.

The art of precious scars

The name ‘Kintsugi Alliance” was inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with gold to make them stronger and more valuable. Like broken objects mended with gold, we are all kintsugi – the breakage and mending are all honest parts of our past and make us stronger. We believe our flaws and breaks should be celebrated and not hidden.