Sisters saddle up for Pier to Point Women’s Ride

April 19th, 2018

A record number of women are expected to take part in this year’s Pier to Point Women’s Ride along the scenic Sandgate and Redcliffe foreshore in celebration of Bike Week 2018.

The annual event aims to increase female participation in everyday cycling.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said the event would celebrate women on bikes.

“Only 12 per cent of Queensland women ride bicycles on a weekly basis, compared to 21 per cent of Queensland men – I’m on a mission to change that,” Ms Savage said.

“Cycling is a great way for women to socialise and enjoy the great outdoors.

“It’s also a great health and fitness boost and a fast way of getting around the neighbourhood.

“The Pier to Point Ride is an opportunity for female riders of all ages and abilities to give cycling a go, with the support of others.

“We have a 25km distance for those who are new to cycling, and a 40km ride for women who are more experienced and enjoy riding longer distances.

“In a time-honoured tradition, we’ll be finishing with a morning coffee and a bite to eat along the water, celebrating the change of seasons with friends.

“Ultimately, the Pier to Point is about empowering women of all ages and abilities to get into cycling – it’s a fabulous way to make friends and have fun.”

Bike Week also includes ‘Women on Track’, to introduce women to track cycling.

“Bike Week 2018 includes a great line up of events for women from all walks of life, including the Great Brisbane Bike Ride on Sunday April 29,” Ms Savage said.

“We’d love to see more women get involved to help inspire a fast and fit travel future for Queensland.

“From juniors, beginners and experienced riders, to those who are curious about taking up the sport – Bike Week has something for everyone.”

To find out more go to bikeweekqld.com.au or call 3844 1144.

 

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