Women's Community

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FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

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Women's community social rides

Our packed schedule of training rides, skills sessions and workshops cater to three specific levels of riding ability, so we can support you at any stage of your riding journey.

Beginner: Ride at a relaxed pace on a bike path. Able to ride in a straight line, brake, balance and corner

Intermediate: Can ride two abreast in a bunch and hold a pace of low-to-mid 20km/h. Capable of riding on the road in traffic with a good level of bike skills.

Advanced: A good base fitness and knowledge of road etiquette and hand signalling. Is able to ride in a bunch and maintain 30km/h+. Comfortable riding on the road with traffic.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Weekly training rides

Every Tuesday - Breeze training ride

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Kew Boulevard, Corner of Walmer Street and the Boulevard
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers and Lisa Byrne
Duration: 1-1.5 hour ride
Level: Intermediate 
Notes: Post ride coffee at at Frankie Says. If weather conditions result in ride cancellation a post will be put out on the Breeze Facebook page.  

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Every Tuesday - Ella training ride

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Near the corner of Walmer and Victoria St, Abbotsford, toward the Walmer St bridge over the Yarra
Ride Leader: Ella Cycling Tips ambassadors
Duration: One hour ride with plenty of climbing
Description: This is not a coaching ride or skills session, but is a friendly group to go and roll at a solid pace with in order to add some extra hilly kilometers to your weekly total. It tackles the Yarra Boulevard and some extra surrounding steep pinches.reasons.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Notes: If weather conditions result in ride cancellation a post will be put out on the Ella CyclingTips Instagram account on Monday night.

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Every Tuesday - SKCC training ride

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Soul Kitchen,  Marine Parade, St Kilda 
Ride Leader: Lizzie Georgeson
Distance: 28km
Level: Beginner
Description: Pace: 25km/h to 28km/h. To note this ride is open to people on dropped bar road bikes only. This is a no drop ride. Post ride coffee will be at Soul Kitchen 

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Every Wednesday - SKCC training ride

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Soul Kitchen,  Marine Parade, St Kilda 
Ride Leader: SKCC ride leader
Distance: 28km
Pace:  32-35km/h pace
Description: This ride is open to people on dropped bar road bikes only. Any rider joining must be competent in a bunch and have basic maintenance/ tube changing skills as it is not a no-drop ride. Post ride coffee will be at Soul Kitchen.
Level: Inter/Advanced

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Every Sunday - Trek Carnegie training ride

Time: 8:00am
Meeting spot: Trek Carnegie store -1062 Dandenong Road,Carnegie VIC 3163
Ride Leader: Vida Douglas
Distance: 30km
Description: On the bike paths of the Trek Carnegie area. A road bike and clip in pedals are not compulsory, any type of bike and pedals are welcome on this ride. This a non drop ride.
Level: Beginner 

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January

Saturday 13 January: Newcrest Orange Challenge meet and greet (with Sheyleigh Walsh) - NSW

Time: 10:00am
Location: Wicks Park Café, 199 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Host: Sheyleigh Walsh
Event details: Interested in entering in the upcoming March event Orange Challenge? Or perhaps you already have. Come and meet the very friendly and supportive Sheyleigh Walsh, our official Orange Challenge Ambassador. Get her top tips for preparing and riding in this legendary event or ask any questions you have about the ride.

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Sunday 21 January: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Bundeena, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Harber St, St Peters NSW 2044
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 101.7km (1,159m elevation)
Notes: Free parking available

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Wednesday 24 January: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek cheese and wine night - VIC

Time: 06:00pm
Location: Bicycle Network Head office – Level 4, 246 Bourke St Melbourne 3000
Event details: This social night is not to be missed and is open to all women that are taking part or are thinking of taking part (maybe not this year, but in 2019!) in Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. Even if you’re interested in participating in another challenge ride, join us for a free cheese and wine night.

You will get the opportunity to meet our very inspiring female wave leaders, who will share their stories of their bike riding journeys and their key insights in participating in Peaks Challenge and other challenging rides.

All participants will receive a free cycling cap from our friends at Rapha.

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Friday 26 January: Social night Q&A session - VIC

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Rapha Clubhouse Melbourne – 32 Guildford Ln, Melbourne, 3000
Event details: Are you planning a race or a cycling event? Find out how training programs are designed with a specific event in mind. Get tips on how to stay injury free, find out what critical cadence means and lots more – you’ll just need to ask on the night!

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Saturday 27 January: Rapha Women’s ride - VIC

Time: 07:00am
Meeting location: Rapha Clubhouse Melbourne – 32 Guildford Ln, Melbourne, 3000
Ride leader: Vida Douglas
Distance: 35km
Level: Beginner

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Saturday 27 January: Whitehorse Cyclists Women's only ride (WWOW) - VIC

Time: 09:30am
Meeting location: Valda Ave, North Box Hill, 3129, Melway. 47 B3
Ride leader: Johanna Senghas (0437 267 011)
Distance: 35km
Level: 
Beginner to Intermediate
Route: Koonung Trail to Hays Paddock, cross over to Stradbroke Park, onto Outer Circle Trail to Blind Dogs’ home. Past Fairfield Boathouse and Dight’s Falls to Abbotsford Convent for Morning coffee. Return via Main Yarra Trail and Koonung rail to Valda Ave.

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Sunday 28 January: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Stanwell Tops, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Harber St, St Peters NSW 2044
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 116.3km (1,364m elevation)
Notes: Free parking available

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February

Sunday 4 February: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Ettalong, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby NSW 2077
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 141.5km (1,683m elevation)
Note: It’s important to read updates on the facebook event & be able to maintain a minimum speed of 25km/h to make the 9am ferry at Ettalong.

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Sunday 11 February: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Gorgeous Mccarr's, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Woolworths on 10 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 137.3km (2,241m elevation)

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Sunday 18 February: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Wiseman's Ferry, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Cyclery Northside – 815 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood NSW 2067
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 156.7km (2,818m elevation)

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Saturday 24 February: Whitehorse Cyclists Women's only ride (WWOW) - VIC

Time: 09:30am
Meeting location: Valda Ave, North Box Hill, 3129, Melway. 47 B3
Ride leader:  Cheryl C (0400 399 884)
Distance: 35km
Level: 
Beginner to Intermediate
Route: To Clifton Hill, Koonung Trail, Ivanhoe Blvd, Fairfield, Clifton Hill (M), Yarra Trail

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Sunday 25 February: Sheyleigh's Training Ride (Marayla, NSW)

Time: 5:50am (6am departure)
Meeting location: Northside Pylon of Harbour Bridge. Cycleway, Burton St, Kirribilli NSW 2061
Ride leader: Sheyleigh Walsh
Distance: 134.6km (2,231m elevation)

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