POLITICAL & BUSINESS LEADERS – riding with you on March 8

Bicycle NSW and the Heart Foundation are proud to have the support of a growing list of female leaders from across the community. Some of the things we love is their diversity of backgrounds, contrasting cycling experiences and different reasons for riding a bike, and riding GEAR UP GIRL.

“As a keen cyclist I am very pleased to be an ambassador for the Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl 2015.Sunday morning rides are a long standing tradition in our household and something I look forward to every week. It’s not just great exercise but a fantastic way to see your neighbourhood, your city and the world.Fingers and cleats crossed I will keep cycling down the road for many more years.”

The Hon. Gabrielle UPTON, MBA, BA, LLB MP Minister for Family and Community Services



Wendy Machin - Two Way Street Campaign“Cycling is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle. Many NRMA Members ride bikes to get around as well as for fun, and Gear Up Girl is a fantastic opportunity for women to get on a bike and raise money for a good cause. As Deputy President of the NRMA, I know how important safety is for cyclists. That’s why NRMA has been working closely Bicycle NSW on the “It’s a Two Way Street” education campaign to improve cycling safety and encourage all road users to share the road safely and respectfully. Congratulations to Bicycle NSW for putting on this event again in 2015 and I can’t wait to get peddling!”

Wendy Machin, Deputy President of the National Roads and Motorists Association






Christine Forster Gear Up Girl“I’m thrilled to be an Ambassador for this year’s Gear Up Girl ride. Cycling is an easy and fun way to enjoy Australia’s great outdoors. It’s also a cheap and accessible option for women of all ages to improve their health and fitness.”

Councillor Christine Foster, City of Sydney




Pauline“I fully support this event, not only for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, but I love the way it brings women together to cycle. I am a social cyclist and I love early-morning weekend rides but I am always looking for bike buddies to meander along the bike paths and quiet streets of the North Shore. Women live longer but it is important we have a healthy longer life. Bike riding is low impact and provides a social outlet and we should all be riding into our ‘80s but it does however take practice and we need to build confidence… and what better opportunity to meet prospective bike buddies to do this.”

Pauline Vamos, Chief Executive, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)