WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT

We are a friendly club and offer various initiatives and training events to encourage more women to ride bikes. Our club has always had a strong female core from social riders to World Champions, but we are striving to do better. We want to close the gender imbalance and grow the level of female to male membership within the club to 50:50. We strive to support, encourage and provide opportunities for women of all ages and abilities to reach their cycling goals. Whether you are new to cycling, want to improve your skills, training for an event or interested in competitive racing, we have something for you.

SOCIAL RIDES

If you're new to cycling we will welcome you in and offer guidance and support to help you achieve your goals. Our intro ride to bunch riding is open to all riders who join the club but we also offer regular women's specific rides and Women's Skill Camps to help build your confidence. If you're interested in joining a ride please contact our Women's Secretary at the bottom of the page.

COMPETITVE

If you've got a competitive streak, then the club will help you thrive.  With separate women's categories in our Club Championship it's a great starting point to get into racing.

 

Historically our women racers have had much more success than the men. In the 90s, Charlotte White rode for the Elite Australia Team, was selected for the World Championships and rode the Women's Giro Italia. Tanya Bosch won the Masters World Championships and won multiple Australian and NSW titles.

 

More recently we have had several members enter the professional racing scene. Josephine Meldgaard joined the Club in 2011 and three years later was racing in the NRS. In 2016 she joined  Team Roxsolt which is Australia’s only UCI Continental Women’s Team.

 

In 2017 Lucy Allman, Kate Skinner and Emma Heath joined Team Arenberg, which aimed to help women make the leap from club level racing to the National Road Series.

Currently Sarah Dickins, Jess Burvill and Liz Schoen race for the Turbo Studio Racing. Jess also won NSW Road Championships in 2018.

MORE INFO

If you'd like to join us on our next women's ride or you're interested in the women's skills courses please contact our Women's Development Secretary on women@sydneycyclingclub.org.au

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