BICYCLETTE POWERS UP FEMALE SOCIAL CYCLING - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Hundreds of women of all ages and abilities will roll through the streets of Brisbane on Sunday 10 October at the inaugural Bicyclette bike ride, raising money for Rare Ovarian Cancer (ROC) Incorporated.

Supported by Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld), the event is designed to power up participation of women and girls in social cycling, and will take the pack through the city across the Story and Gateway Bridges.

Founded by Emily Manchon, who is a cyclist, trail runner, busy mum and part of the team that delivered the Brisbane Ride for Life Challenge, Bicyclette is expected to become a popular event among seasoned cyclists, as well as those just getting into the sport.

“Cycling is a huge part of my life and it’s one of the things so many people can do at any level,” explained Emily.

“The format of this event provides new riders with a safe introduction into road cycling as well as being suited to those cyclists already taking to the road several times a week. With a police escort, support vehicles and cycling guides, each participant virtually gets their own closed road ride around Brisbane.

“This is the first women’s only cycling event in Queensland, and females of all ages are invited to attend, on whatever bike they have available to them.”

Entry costs $99 – $149 and includes a jersey, sponsor products, breakfast and a fully supported and police escorted ride. To learn more and register visit

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