Bike Chicks away!

Australia's Rockhampton Cycling Club's Bike Chicks Development Program was launched on Wednesday,...

Australia's Rockhampton Cycling Club's Bike Chicks Development Program was launched on Wednesday, June 21. The program has attracted eleven 'chicks' ranging from 10 to 23 who have committed to a five month cycling development program aimed at engaging the girls in cycling for fitness and fun, and to introduce them to the competitive aspects of the sport.

The program begins on Sunday, June 25, with physiotherapy screenings and bike set up, and cycling training will commence on Monday June 26.

"The chicks are a great group of girls, they range in skill level and age, but our initial assessment of them is that they already possess a good basic skill level that we can easily build upon," said one part of the Bike Chicks coordinators, Anouska Edwards.

Along with Edwards, who is a qualified physiotherapist, the girls will be put through their paces three times a week under the supervision of Alex Bright, a fellow Rockhampton Cycling Club member who recently attended the Level 2 Cycling Coach Course and is currently working through her accreditation.

"There was a buzz of excitement and anticipation at the launch last night and we are looking forward to working with each of these Bike Chicks and sharing our cycling knowledge with them," said Bright.

This program is an initiative of the Rockhampton Cycling Club and each 'chick' will be a member of this club as well as receive a Cycling Queensland VIP Cycling License as part of their commitment to the program.

The 2006 Bike Chicks are: Georgina Olman, Bridget Mallory, Brittney Carr, Taylah Jennings, Paige Jennings, Steph Hopes, Dimity Hopes, Katie Ilott, Emily Hunt, Erin Donaldson and Holly Dellow.

For more information contact Bike Chicks at mailto:bikechicks@hotmail.com

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