The 'Chicks Who Ride Bikes' get the word out about Tamworth's female cycling community

SPOKEN FOR: Tamworth's newest bike-peddler Jamie Stanton put the call out for more lady-cyclists to get into the sport late last week: Photo: Peter Hardin 160916PHD003

SPOKEN FOR: Tamworth's newest bike-peddler Jamie Stanton put the call out for more lady-cyclists to get into the sport late last week: Photo: Peter Hardin 160916PHD003

THERE’S plenty of room on the road and the mountain bike tracks for more two-wheeled women to get back on the bike.

Min McDonald is a part of the ‘Chicks Who Ride Bikes’ social-group and says there’s already a number of pedal-pushing women in town.

“There’s probably a higher percentage of men, but like a lot of things, it can be complex for women to make time,” she said.

Ms McDonald was keen to get the word out about Tamworth’s growing group of female riders after The Broken Spoke owner Jamie Stanton put the call out for more female cyclists. Women who want to get back on the bike are encouraged to join the Tamworth Female Cyclists Facebook group, which has over 50 members, including mountain bikers, road cyclists, triathletes and those riding for pleasure.

“The beauty of the page is, whatever your level, you can connect,” she said.

Ms McDonald said the Tamworth Cycle Club was a good contact for beginner riders, while BC Bikes could also connect women looking to start out.

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