By Alix Everton, Club Captain.
On a crisp winter morning, 66 women from across Brisbane gathered together outside Crankstar, the home of Rapha in Brisbane, to take part in the Rapha Women’s 100 ride.
After a short briefing outlining the route and ride etiquette for the day, we set off in three groups to take on one of Brisbane’s best known rides, which took us out to and along the bayside of Brisbane’s south.
Each group stopped briefly at several points along the way, taking in the beautiful sunshine on the water at Wellington Point, Cleveland Point and Victoria Point, and there were lots of smiles and waves as groups passed each other coming in and out of these points.
The journey home saw us tackle some more undulating roads that tested the legs of some of our ladies, but it wouldn’t be a Rapha ride without some elevation!
Upon our return back to Crankstar, the majority of women stayed for coffee and breakfast, and Crankstar was buzzing with energy and chatter from a seemingly satisfied group of women cyclists.
It was a fantastic morning out on the bike and especially for women in cycling. All three groups stayed together for the whole ride, leaving no one behind, and it was wonderful to see women who had never met before coming together to support one another.
The feedback after the ride was overwhelmingly positive, with many women saying that they felt very safe and well looked after by our ride leaders, enjoyed the route (which was new to many), and most importantly, that they had fun!