Bicycle NSW has recently received confirmation of grant funding to the deliver a new project, Her Cycling Connections, with our affiliated provider, Addventageous. Focusing on the newly formed Cumberland Council area in Sydney’s West, the project aims to teach disadvantaged women to ride a bike, to become cycling coaches, to lead group bike rides and to encourage more women and their families to take up bike riding for transport, fun and fitness. We look forward to bringing more news of this great initiative to you as the project continues.
The Stronger Community Fund grants focused on building capacity, providing service to identified parts of the local community, as well as achieving key goals in social, health and wellbeing, environmental and cultural goals. Bicycle NSW was one of 32 organisations who will share in over $1million of funding to be spent on projects int he Cumberland Council area.
Addventageous will now finalise the project plan and begin delivery during the second half of 2017 through to December 2018. You can expect to see Her Cycling Connections participants taking part in our Flagship event, Spring Cycle, taking in the new 16km River Ride on 15 October, as well as working towards the 9th Annual Gear Up Girl event in March 2018. Details on how local women can become involved will be made available soon. We look forward to working with local BUGs and Riding groups, as well as community groups and services to help grow the project and empower more women to ride bikes for fun, transport and fitness.