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Chicks Who Ride Bikes app bringing together female cyclists for group rides

Chicks Who Ride Bikes app bringing together female cyclists for group rides

Jordana Blackman (centre) founded Chicks Who Ride Bikes to connect women through cycling. After Jordana Blackman recovered from skin cancer in 2010, all she wanted…

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Jordana Blackman (centre) founded Chicks Who Ride Bikes to connect women through cycling. After Jordana Blackman recovered from skin cancer in 2010, all she wanted to do was give back to people who had helped her.

So, when she saw a flyer for a charity bike ride raising funds for the exact hospital she was treated at in Melbourne, she was determined to take part.

But there was a problem.

"I never learnt to ride a bike as a child," Ms Blackman said.

"I was in a position where I set a goal and decided I would do it, but I had to learn how to ride a bike as a 25-year-old.

"That came with a lot of hysterical and challenging days."

Ms Blackman would eventually compete in the Ride to Conquer Cancer challenge in 2012. More than just meet-up app After she discovered her passion for riding, she wanted to make it easier for other women to do so in a safe environment.She has since founded an organisation called Chicks Who Ride Bikes (CWRB), which aims to connect women through cycling, no matter their experience level."It’s based around my personal experience and trying to navigate this sometimes confusing world and set up an inclusive community," she said. A women’s cycling group riding together during the Tour Down Under. The organisation has released a world-first, free online app that allows women to discover like-minded riders in their area."The design for the app is actually taken from modern-day dating apps," she said."That’s because the focus of […]

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