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General Manager Welcome

This year was a big one for AustCycle.

It was a year that saw the completion of the Healthy Communities Initiative, the introduction of the Junior Riding Program and significant growth in both our program locations and our participation numbers. For these last two, we must sincerely thank our hardworking Providers, Teachers and Skill Coaches, as this is the result of much dedication.

2014 provides us all with an opportunity to grow and build on the foundations and accomplishments of previous years. For AustCycle, this means looking at how we can better service our network and improve our program delivery, while also working on increasing our promotion of cycle training at a national, state and community level. I look forward to working with you to help achieve this, as small wins lead to big gains.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Department of Health and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for their support in the past few years, as both projects were instrumental in helping the community get cycling.

On behalf of the AustCycle team we hope you’ve had a great year and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday.

Member Offer: Christmas Stocking Filler!

If you're struggling for gift ideas for the kids in your life, check out the Harry Goes Cycling book that we're selling at a heavily discounted price!

AustCycle & Cycling Australia members can purchase the book for just $6.50 plus postage and community members can snap it up for $8.50 plus postage!

Click here to purchase.

Tasmanian Primary School benefits from AustCycle skills training

Photo credit: The Mercury Newspaper

Goulburn St Primary School in Tasmania had the pleasure of receiving AustCycle skills sessions earlier this month, thanks to the Amy Gillett Foundation and AustCycle Provider Booteyful Ideas. The lessons were run as part of the Share the Road Tour, a ride around Tasmania raising money for the Amy Gillett Foundation. 

David Lee, Head of Partnership & Fundraising at the Amy Gillett Foundation, said the AustCycle sessions were a great success, with both kids and parents getting very involved, while the Principal of the school, Gay Cumming, said the programs have inspired the Goulburn St Primary community.

Huge response to women's cycling survey!

We asked and you responded!

In October and November, Cycling Australia conducted two surveys aimed at female cyclists, and over 2,400 responses were received. The information and feedback from these surveys is going to be used to help improve conditions for women who ride at a local community level right through to a competitive cycling level. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the survey, or who shared the survey and encouraged others to participate - we very much appreciate your efforts.

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Renew your accreditation!

AustCycle Teachers & Skills Coaches - don't forget your accreditation is set to expire at the end of December 2013!

All AustCycle Teachers and Skills Coaches must renew their accreditation annually.

By renewing your accreditation you are staying connected to the network that provides all Australians access to quality cycle education and training!

Renew your accreditation online for only $27 by clicking here.

PhD on women's cycling

Katie Rowe, Deakin University PhD candidate, recently delved into the world of women's cycling, specifically focusing on the issues affecting women's participation.

Rowe interviewed and then tracked 33 women in Melbourne and Sydney who had participated in AustCycle courses, attempting to better understand the barriers facing women in this sport.

And, the PhD is a clear case for two key initiatives: AustCycle and Breeze Rides!

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