5 – 11 September 2022

Women's Health Week

Hop on the bike this Women’s Health Week to help raise awareness of the importance of good health and wellbeing for all women and girls in Australia.

Women's Health Week | About

Women’s Health Week is a national campaign, held every September, to raise awareness of the importance of good health and wellbeing for all women and girls in Australia. We’re proud to be teaming up with Jean Hailes again as an official community partner for Women’s Health Week 2022.

Getting active for at least 30 minutes every day is vital for a happy and healthy life. As we deal with the challenges of a global pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to take care of our mental health and physical well-being. Women’s Health Week is a great opportunity to check in on your health and to keep making positive changes that can last a lifetime.

We believe that riding a bike is one of the best ways for anyone to get the daily dose of physical activity we all need. It’s affordable, fun, easy, convenient, good for the environment and one of the healthiest ways to get around.

Head to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for find out more and check out what we’ve got in store for Women’s Health Week 2022 below!

5 – 11 September

Women's Health Week 2022 | What's on

Join us for a week of fun as we celebrate and encourage women getting active and strive to break down the barriers many women face when it comes to looking after their health and wellbeing.

Webinar – Women’s health | Monday 5 September

Our panel will discuss the challenges women face in maintaining their physical and mental health and provide some tools to help you overcome barriers.

Stay tuned for more details!

The session will be held on Zoom. Please register below and we will send you a Zoom link on the day.

Register here
Women cycling along beach road

National social rides | Wednesday 7 September

We want to bring together women who simply want to have fun on a bike, so to celebrate Women’s Health Week we have arranged some wonderful bike rides around the country. It will give you the opportunity to meet likeminded women and make new friends in a welcoming and supportive environment, all while sharing your love of bike riding.

Hobart Women's Bike Ride | Corner of Bell Street and Queens Walk, Cornelian Bay

We’re celebrating the Jean Hailes’ Foundation national Womens Health Week with an easy roll along the InterCity Cycleway to Claremont. We’ll take a loop around the Cadbury Estate, and come back again. A free, friendly ride to help women riders to build confidence on a bike and just have fun! We’re likely to stop for coffee at Baked, in Moonah. All bikes, all riders welcome.

Please be at the start point 15 minutes early for hello’s and pre-ride briefing. Your ride leader is Urszula 0419 137 342.

Location: Cornelian Bay – the upper carpark, corner of Bell Street and Queens Walk.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Please RSVP by clicking Register Here.

Darwin Women's Bike Ride | Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade

Kicking off at 8am a 20km ride will then follow on flat terrain along shared paths and some low traffic road sections exploring some of Darwin’s best paths and most picturesque locations at a pace that is tailored to all participants.

We will warm into the ride with a gentle roll out along the winding Esplanade bike path before flowing down passed the casino and onto the coastal path leading out to the East Point Reserve.  A 5km loop of the reserve bike path will then lead out to a ride down Ross Smith Avenue before rejoining the shared path along Stuart Highway to make our way back towards the Esplanade, where we will enjoy a post ride coffee (Bicycle Network’s shout!)

Location: Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800 (opposite the Mantra on the Esplanade)

Time: 7:00am – 8:30am

Please RSVP by clicking Register Here.

Melbourne Women's Bike Ride | Time Out Café, Federation Square

Starting in Federation Square we will be taking the famous Capital City Trail bike path out to Dight Falls and return, enjoying some of the most striking spring scenery in Melbourne. We’ll head back to Federation Square for coffee (Bicycle Network’s shout) and we’ll give you a bag of goodies to celebrate your ride!

The total distance of the bike ride is 25km, but should you feel on the day you would prefer to pedal a shorter distance, our ride leaders will be to accommodate to your request and will provide a 2nd shorter loop option.

Location: Time Out Café, Federation Square (2 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC, 3000)

Time: 7.30am – 8:45am

Please RSVP by clicking Register Here.

Sydney Women's Bike Ride | Centennial Homestead, Centennial Park

Starting at Centennial Park in Sydney (Centennial Homestead, 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park) we are going to do a loop out to La Parouse, returning back to finish at Centennial park where we will enjoy a post ride coffee (Bicycle Network’s shout!).

On the road, we will be covering a total of 37.5km. You will need to be on a road bike and at an Intermediate plus level as we will be travelling approx. 24km/h.

Location: Centennial Homestead, 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park

Time: 6am – 7:30am

Please RSVP by clicking Register Here.

Register here

Docklands social rides & activities | Saturday 10 September

Women's Community social ride

Join us for a morning of fun in Docklands! Head off for a casual morning ride then stick around for more activities. Stay for the whole morning or just pick the activities you’d like to be involved with!

The itinerary
  • 7am: Social bike ride / leaving and ending at the Docklands City Marina

  • 8:00am – 10am: Catch up with free drink and pastries post ride

  • 8:00am – 10am: Free bike tune-ups from Pedal Power Garage

  • 8:30am: Yoga and stretch class run by Fernwood Fitness

  • 9:00am: Flat tyre and bike parts safety check presentation

Location: Melbourne City Marina, Docklands.

All attendees will receive a free goodie bag to celebrate Women’s Health Week.

Register here


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