A Story of Change in Pictures and Videos

Sometimes changes to lifestyle seems like a huge project, lots of work, or just insurmountable challenges strung together. However, change does not have to be overwhelming, or onerous. Sometimes change is as simple as one person helping another to grow and find solutions.

One of our Gear Up Girl Ambassador’s, Sarah Imm of Velo-A-Porter, has been using our world record attempt event as the perfect impetus to get some of her colleagues out and riding eBikes for their first foray in to riding for leisure and transport.

Take a look at her efforts below. You can follow her on instagram or facebook for more on her and her friends journey.

Interested in trying @gearupgirl this year but not sure about wearing Lycra? There's no reason to as I'll be leading a group of ladies on #ebikes "Style with Vélo-à-Porter" Bicycle with great weekend style on a free-for-hire ebike from @glowwormbicycles or ride your own on Sunday 12 March! We'll also be celebrating International Women's Day. Help us set a world's record for the largest women's community bike ride! Use the code: GUGSTYLE17 for a 10% discount on admission to "Style with Vélo-à-Porter" I'll be looking forward to seeing you there on Sunday 12 March at 7:45am! . . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #fashion #dress #sandals #style #stylish #woman #street #attitude #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #perth #??? #??? #fit #mum #health #healthy #fitness #fitnessmotivation #healthylife #summer

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#Repost @gearupgirl ??? Ladies, have you wanted to try an e-bike? Interested in joining team "Style with Velo-a-Porter" on Sunday 12 March at Gear Up Girl? Registration open until Friday 10 March 2017! Or register on the day with your ebike. Come and join me and our team of seven women who will be dressed in casual weekend style. We will be riding 40km on e-bikes to show that there are different forms of riding in Sydney. Contact @glowwormbicycle as there are still a few free-for-hire Ebikes available. . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #fashion #dress #style #stylish #woman #street #attitude #sydney #surryhills #darlinghurst #redfern #mum #health #healthy #fitness #autumn #easternsuburbs #northsydney #paddington #innerwest #fit

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Drizzly, wet and dark day to go for an #ebike training ride. But Lucy and I were successful today in preparing her for @gearupgirl and to start commuting to work. She came over and we discussed her concerns about riding on the road, how to ride an ebike and the configuration of the @ezeebike Sprint from @omafiets She tried the Sprint in the garage and found everything different to what she was used to. Weight, Centre of gravity, turning. We moved onto Prince Alfred Park and then quickly progressed to Potts Point and then rode all the way to her home in Bondi! Such fantastic progress in just a few hours! . . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #style #woman #street #attitude #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #perth #??? #??? #fit #health #healthy #fitness #rain #autumn

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Lucy had never tried an #ebike before and despite having a fantastic road bike, was never really comfortable riding it on her own. When I asked her if she might like to join in on @gearupgirl on team "Style With Velo-a-Porter" she was keen. With a free-for-hire @ezeebike Sprint from @omafiets , we started out in the garage of my building. She remarked on the differences between it and her road bike. We progressed to Prince Alfred Park and then in no time, we were on her way to her office in Potts Point and then to home in Bondi. I took her the quiet way via Bourke Street Cycleway, Centennial and Queens Park to avoid traffic. She remarked that she found it much easier than she had expected. . . . . . #weekend #sunday #woman #women #fit #healthy #life #living #bike #bikelife #bikes #commute #alternative #??? #health #fitness #fitnessmotivation #healthylife #urban #traffic #sydney #perth #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #???

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En route to Mascot Train Station with Caroline who admitted to not exercising for the past six months because of too many other commitments. You know, the usual. Work, kids, the house, tired. Today, we picked up a @ezeebike Sprint for her from @omafiets to help her prepare for the 40km @gearupgirl ride this weekend. I discovered that she doesn't have a fear of falling which is a remnant of her childhood bombing down hills on second-hand bikes. This is tied to an inability to use her brakes which I quickly rectified. Mostly though, I reminded her to look where she wants to go and the bike will follow. She was initially quite nervous about bicycling to the train station. But I told her that we were halfway there on the cycleways and asked "Do you want to continue?" The emphatic reply was, "Yes!" I picked up another Sprint from @glowwormbicycle today to train Deb from @sydneychicblog tomorrow morning! . . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #style #stylish #woman #attitude #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #perth #??? #??? #fit #mum #health #healthy #fitness #fitnessmotivation #healthylife #mom #autumn

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One of the things that I've been working on with team "Style with Velo-a-Porter" this week in preparation for @gearupgirl is effective braking. One of the exercises is running along side the #ebike and squeezing the brakes as hard as possible. It's an exercise in confidence to be able to rely on the hydraulic disc brakes which are built into the wheel. My suggestion is to use both brakes evenly with gradual pressure. Just before stopping, put your foot down. I am demonstrating a more advanced technique for braking. It includes higher seat height to maximize leverage for pedaling and then stepping down when the bike has stopped. The principles are the same. So, no foot dragging or using the feet or other objects like a post or another object to help" stop" the bicycle. If you would like to join team "Style With Velo-a-Porter" there are two free-for-hire @EZee Sprints available @glowwormbicycle You can still register online on gearupgirl.com.au or on the day! See you soon! . . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #fashion #dress #heels #style #stylish #woman #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #perth #??? #??? #fit #mum #health #healthy #fitness #healthylife #autumn

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I find it easy to recognise when someone has ridden a bike as a child. Deb from @sydneychicblog has natural balance and an innate understanding of the bicycle the moment she started pedaling. We're preparing for @gearupgirl this Sunday. There's still time to register online on www.gearupgirl.com.au. Deb's fear and concern of being on the road are understandable. But after a few turns around Prince Alfred Park, we cycled from Surry Hills to Darlinghurst by #ebike on loan from @glowwormbicycle With some practice on cycleways and quiet roads, Deb began to feel much more confident! So much so that we're planning to ride to an event together later this week. Thanks for the video @chickenlv ! . . . . #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #urban #dress #style #stylish #woman #street #attitude #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #adelaide #perth #??? #??? #fit #mum #health #healthy #fitness #healthylife #autumn @leonaedmiston

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