Welcome to Cycling Australia,
This Girl Can - Vic Portal

This is a resource aimed at helping all Aussie women get active on
the bike and have fun doing it

About Us

Cycling Australia was announced as a program partner for the This Girl Can – Victoria in October 2017 via the Victorian Health Promotion Fund (VicHealth)

This Girl Can - Vic

This Girl Can – Vic is an empowering campaign from VicHealth, based on Sport England’s highly successful This Girl Can campaign (which motivated a whopping 3.9 million women in England to take their fitness into their own hands). After seeing the impact there, the VicHealth team was inspired to get involved – and now, Australia is the first country in the world to license this powerful campaign.

The program is here to celebrate and support Victorian women (yep, you!) embracing physical activity in a way that suits you. Whether it’s a little or a lot, what matters is getting some movement into your day.

While many of us know that exercising is important for our physical and mental health, that doesn’t change the fact that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week.

Why?

Victorian women have told us that a big part of not trying new activities or getting involved in sport is a fear of being judged, or not being fit enough to start. Not to mention, twice as many women than men put off getting active because they’re worried about what other people think – how unfair is that? Sports, gyms and moving your body are for everybody (literally, every body).

So Cycling Australia is working with VicHealth and a heap of other partners to put a red-hot stop to this.

Because it’s perfectly normal to get sweaty and messy when you’re having fun out on the bike and getting active. Because moving and making time for your health doesn’t need to be a chore. Because there are so many options, and we’re on a mission to help you find something that feels right for you.

Get Involved

She Rides

She Rides is a suite of introductory riding programs that focuses on building fitness, developing skills and creating a social riding community of women.

Delivered as a series of weekly sessions over an 8-week period, She Rides will provide you with the skills, confidence and social connection with other like-minded women to ride regularly. Whether you want to be confident to ride on shared paths and in traffic situations or get out into the bush on a mountain bike, She Rides has a program for you!

All She Rides programs are delivered by accredited cycling coaches/teachers or mountain bike coaches who are qualified, enthusiastic and passionate about supporting you to make riding a part of your everyday life.

Breeze

Breeze rides is a program coordinated by Cycling Victoria that provides recreational cycling opportunities for women. Breeze Rides are for all women, and are lead by women who are certified cycling instructors to ensure you are well looked after. The rides are a free opportunity for you to get involved in cycling in a fun, social and safe environment. Breeze Rides exist to give all women the opportunity of experiencing the joy of cycling, meet like minded women and get fit. Rides are available throughout Victoria. A complete list is available at  www.breezerides.com.au

To join a Breeze Ride, all you need is yourself and a bicycle that is appropriate to that ride. The rides that are offered by Breeze are varied, so it is important to understand the distance and terrain of the rides. The Breeze Leader associated with the ride will be able to provide advice on what you require if you are not sure.

Breeze Rides are free, however, after 5 rides with us,  you will be required to purchase a Cycling Australia Membership if you would like to keep riding with us. An annual Ride membership costs as little as $60 and provides a number of benefits.

Cycling Australia member benefits include:

  • 24/7 Third party property damage
  • 24/7 Third party personal injury
  • Access to legal support & services from Shine Lawyers
  • Help support Breeze Rides
  • Member offers and updates
  • Member eNews and updates

Top Women’s Clubs in Victoria

Top Women’s Clubs in Victoria

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Track Cycling with Melburn Hurt

We had the pleasure of catching up with the inspirational women that make up Melburn Hurt, while their name may sound tough as nails and scary, they are all about getting out on the bike and having a blast while doing it!

They run free weekly training sessions at the Brunswick velodrome to teach women and girls of all ages, abilities and backgrounds how to have fun getting sweaty and riding bikes.

Their sessions focus on building up fundamental skills on the bike to make sure that all women can get out there, have a go and make a few friends
along the way.

Photos – Ernesto Arrigada

Cyclocross skills and fun with Melburn Durt

Founded in 2016, Melburn Durt is a Melbourne based sqaud of girls having fun, staying rad and getting dirty.

The team at Melburn Durt focus on the dirty elements of riding a bike, getting muddy, riding trails and having a blast while doing it. Their focus on basic skills, an inclusive style of teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for all women.

Whether you’ve ridden your bike off road a million times or never before, all you need to do to be mates with this posse is turn up and ride with a smile!

Photos – Ernesto Arrigada

She Rides Montain Bike

Cycling Australia’s She Rides program is focussed at getting women from all backgrounds, ages and abilities active and having fun on the bike.

The 8 week program takes women through the fundamentals of how ride a mountain bike confidently in a safe and supportive environment.

This particular program was run from Lysterfield Mountain Bike Park and delivered by the talented Wendy Snowball.

Photos – Ernesto Arrigada

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any questions, feedback or advice drop us a
line and we’ll get back to you!

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