More than 1500 women cyclists participated in Gear up Girl on Sunday 11 March 2018 finishing at Cronulla beach to raise money for the Heart Foundation.
It has been an annual event since 2008, with cyclists enjoying the pristine ride of 20km, 40km, 60km or the new 80km ride from Sydney Olympic Park to Cronulla.
Gear Up Girl is a Bicycle NSW initiative, held with the support of the Heart Foundation, that provides opportunities for women to experience the pleasure of riding a bicycle.
Research shows that only 26% percent of riders in NSW are women (2016 Bicycle NSW Bike Riders Survey), Events like Gear up girl drastically wants to shake up this statistics.
The key message in promoting Gear up Girl was to encourage all women to get on their bike in celebration of International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March 2018) and Bicycle NSW and the Heart Foundation are on a mission to communicate some hard-hitting facts about Heart Disease and the importance of exercise.