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What is Breeze?
Breeze is a program developed by Cycling Victoria aimed at getting more women riding bikes. The program includes a network of women’s social rides across the state that are all lead by a qualified ride leader. Rides are supportive of the abilities of all participants so no one is left behind and skills training is provided to participants.
Don’t know how to ride or feel you wouldn’t be fit enough to join in?
Our ride leaders are trained in the nationally accredited AustCycle teacher program to enable them to run safe and enjoyable bike rides specifically tailored to women. They will get you up and riding and in no time you’ll be participating with a group of women of similar abilities.
What is AustCycle?
AustCycle is Australia’s national provider of accredited cycle training which is designed to provide practical and theoretical knowledge to members of the public across all age groups, all amateur levels of experience and all demographics. AustCycle is supported by the Amy Gillett Foundation and Cycling Australia. It is funded by the Australian Government.
I can already ride do I still have to take part in the skills training; can’t I just join the ride?
Each Breeze ride may involve a skills component. Both the Breeze program and AustCycle recognise that we are always able to improve and learn something new. Even professional cyclists may benefit by working on their cycling skills. In addition, the Breeze program is based around supporting women who are new to riding so your joining in with the skills training will assist new comers and solidify the group.
Who can participate?
The Breeze program is mainly aimed at women 18 years and older, however including younger riders will be up to the discretion of the Breeze ride leader.
More information at www.vic.cycling.org.au