Rachel what-an-amazing-person Swain. Half to 5/8'ths of the stuff this girl has done I don't know about, am I a terrible friend? Probably. But it's also because this woman doesn't ever brag, I'm certain she is the most humble person I have met-not that she would say that. However I do know that she completed studying her bachelor in biomedical engineering, she rides road, track and cx *see above photo*. She is still involved with HPV after she set the Women's hour record in a trike at 58.7km/h, where she was classified as Australia's fastest woman, and second fastest in the world. She is one of those quiet achievers that plods along doing their thing until one day someone does a google search. She also plays the cello in an orchestra and is now working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and still getting out on her bike, whether to support her club; the Brunswick Cycling Club, or getting muddy at cross. There is so much to this woman that I can't even remember! What else have you uncovered about the wonderful Rach? 😄🚴🏻♀️ #ridewithfriends#femaleathlete#womeninsport#womenwhoride#womenscycling#womenincycling#cycling#countryside#cyclingshots#cyclelikeagirl#crossishere#cx @focusbikes #getdirty#getcross#strongwomen#smilesfordays#focusface#rideyourbike#portrait @rachelannieswain #cyclingphotooftheday
5 D A Y S until our group cycle | No worries if you haven't got a bike, the route that we've chosen is super flat the city bikes will do the job. They are really easy to hire with the handy app (www.citybikeliverpool.co.uk) and £3 for the whole day | DM any questions 💁| #womenincycling#liverpoolwomen#womenwhoride#ride#liverpool#cycling
Because you can't always do what you want and at times it can be frustrating to have commitments and stay true to those commitments. Everyone knows, it sucks to miss out on things #fomoisreal However, sometimes that helps you appreciate the choices you do have and the free time you do have. After so many exuasting days of work this week, it has been such a gift to ride with so many sweet bike babes today- 😘 @stephandagi for riding 360 with me at 6am to catch the sunrise, 😘 to the Violet Crown Ladies for working on sprints together this morning, and 😘@curlymads for our dreamy afternoon bike date! How many bike dates can I have in one day? Who wants to ride after dinner? (But, actually) #snackbabezofcycling @teamsnacks #womenincycling#girlsthatride#ultraviolet#ridingwithfriendsisbetter#dowhatyouwant
6 D A Y S until our first group cycle | Saturday 25th March - 24 mile round cycle. We want to include as many women as possible from all backgrounds and abilities, there is the option to get the train back to Liverpool if you only fancy a shorter ride. DM us any questions 🙋 | #liverpool#womenwhoride#liverpoolwomen#womenincycling#ride
Only a few more days until Round 2 of the VRS kicks off at the Tour of Mansfield! All the riders will be racing up Mt Buller once again (and they won't be smiling near the top of it!) 🚴🏽♀️ Who will you be cheering for? #hillclimbersdream#vrs17
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Remember the other day when I showed you a photo of a woman called Tina Thorburn, but I didn't say anything about her?
Well that's because this person- who I'm at a loss for adjectives for- deserves much more than my simple words "she's great!" I met Tina last year when she was teaching women how to ride track bikes at Brunswick velodrome, her smile was infectious and her warm energy wrapped around everyone. Over the last 12 months I have learned a lot about Tina; she does pottery and makes some amazing things! She lives out at her dad's farm helping him look after their animals- including some very silly turkeys, she has a rescue koolie called Reggie, her track bike is named Pegasus, she values and respects people, she supports her friends and even those who are not (or not yet) her friends. Not only is she one of my most valued friends, she is also my teammate for the International Bendigo Women's Madison that we are racing tonight. When Tina asked me if I would be interested in doing the Madison with her, I didn't have to think about my answer; I had been wanting to get out and try a Madison, and I knew that Tina was the right person to do that with. She has been supportive, positive and determined throughout all of our training and tonight when we go out onto the flat, red track of Bendigo, have fun, learn and be safe, we will finish it all off with some chocolate milk.
Friends, thank you for hearing about my good friend Tina. 😊🚴🏻♀️ #womenincycling#womenscycling#female#femaleathletes#femalecyclists#womensfitness#girlswhoride#cyclelikeagirl#bikegirls#womeninsport#strongwomen#trackbabes#turnleft#turnlefthurtright#trackracing#trackisback#trackbike#fixedgearbike#tracktuesday#velodrome#fixedgear#cycling#cyclingshots#cyclingimages#photographer#ridewithfriends#portrait#bendigomadison @tina_thorburn
Congratulations to all of these amazing women who took out the honours at last night's 2017 Cycling Victoria International Women's Day Awards.
Special mentions go to one of our riders, @damsarahdam and avid team supporter and CG Williamstown store manager, @melanweee for winning awards in the Champions of Change category.
Keep being amazing!
New blog post on our website. "Cycling is quite good actually"
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