Over 100 women aged between 23 and 72 have signed up to She Rides, Cycling Australia’s new riding initiative for women, including the new acting CEO of CA Melinda Tarrant.
Pilot programs have now commenced in both QLD and NSW and Tarrant said she is thrilled by how popular the programs have been.
“She Rides is a wonderful initiative for Cycling Australia. I am such a strong believer in this program that I have signed up to participate myself.
“With only 1 in 5 members of Cycling Australia being female, She Rides is a key step forward towards engaging and encouraging more women to experience the benefits of membership with Cycling Australia.
"We look forward to expanding the program to the rest of the states after completion of the pilots."
Feedback from initial sessions has been positive, with participants and Leaders taking to social media platforms to share their enjoyment of the program.
Sheree Hughes, who leads the Brisbane She Rides program with Angela Tanner, said she is passionate about helping women ride safely and is incredibly excited by how the program is going.
“Despite our coldest morning this year, we were delighted to have the majority of our 22 She Rides ladies embrace the chill and enthusiastically start our program.
“We rode, laughed and shared our passion for cycling like we have known each other for years. Angela and I are so excited to have a great group of ladies as part of our program and look forward to helping every one of them achieve their cycling goals.”
To keep up to date on She Rides or to learn more, visit their website here.