Early bird registration prize winner
to Linda from Seaview Downs for winning the Gear Up Girl SA early
registration prize: a Gazelle Bicycle. Linda is over the moon with her
new bike, and had only participated in the event once, saying "I was
reading the paper one day and the Advertiser had published a whole
section on bike riding routes around Adelaide. I thought, yes why not
have a go. I'm not confident at all facing the hill ride, so I thought I
would ride along the beach. The only thing that concerned me was the
distance, if I could complete the ride that would be wonderful. I
challenged myself and I did it. The best thing about riding a
bike......is the feeling of freedom and you're never to old to ride. You
can go as slow or as fast as your want, you can ride on the hard sand
at the beach you can make your own path throught the grass or scrub and
who knows what new place your will discover. We went camping on the long
weekend and rode our bikes in a conservation park then went off the
path and came pretty close to some Kangaroos. Looking forward to riding
my brand new Gazelle bike on the beach ride in November."
Gazelle bicycle winner will be drawn on the day.
Olympic Champions become Gear Up Girl SA Ambassadors
Bike SA is proud to announce that South Australian track cycling Olympic Champions Kaarle McCulloch, Annette Edmondson and Felicity Johnson will be joining you for Gear Up Girl SA!
Triple World Champion and bronze medallist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Kaarle McCulloch, says that Gear Up Girl SA is close to her heart, "When I first started riding I didn't have many other female role models or athletes in the sport so it is one of my goals to help inspire women to not only participate in cycling but be active in life in general."
Annette Edmondson, winner of a bronze medal in London and a silver medal in the 2012 World Championships, says that "This low impact sport is great for people of all ages and with three different courses accommodating for all fitness levels, why not head out for the day, meet other enthusiastic women and see if cycling's for you?"
Gold medallist at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, Felicity Johnson, says that "Gear Up Girl SA gives women the opportunity to participate in a fun event regardless of their age or ability. This is a chance to embrace an active lifestyle and give cycling a go."
All three ladies are looking forward to getting on their bikes on Sunday 25 November and join you and hundreds of other women for a relaxing bike ride around the city.
Keep an eye out for more news about these Gear Up Girl SA Ambassadors on our website.