Women on Wheels 2019

Join us on our nineteenth Women on Wheels ride!  NOTE - change of location.  Due to unforeseen road damage in the Ranelagh area, we will instead take our ride to the scenic Orielton Lagoon. 

This year we are riding from St Georges Square in Sorell, along the lovely Waterway Trail and taking a variety of separated paths and some quiet roads to make our way around Orielton Lagoon.  The Orielton Lagoon Loop ride is one of our published Ambassador Routes.

This will be a quiet, easy roll.  Only 12km, it's fairly flat with only one gentle climb.  Most of the route is sealed, with some sections of fine compacted gravel.

The ride coordinator is Dorothy McCartney and your ride leader is Suzy Riley. 

Our friends at Ken Self Cycles will be there to offer a free pre-ride bike check, to help make sure cobwebs, squeaks and flat tyres are sorted before we head out.

There will be water (and toilets) available at the park. Don't forget to bring your water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.

You'll enjoy free sandwiches and refreshments after the ride.

Cost:   $10 for Bicycle Network members, $15 for non-members.  [You can join up here].    What a bargain, for an enjoyable ride and lunch!

Where: St Georges Square, Somerville Street, Sorell.  

When:  Be there at 10am for pre-ride bike checks and instructions, and ready to ride at 10.30am.

This is a map of our route.





Given this ride is so close to International Womens Day (8 March), you might enjoy some light reading on the importance of riding for women's strength and independence:

Women Cyclists Who’ve Blazed a Trail for the Sport

History of the Bicycle and Women’s Rights

Three Women who Changed the Course of History On Bicycles


Warmup for WOW

if you think you might need a hand getting your legs ready for WoW, we will have a couple of even easier rides available in the weeks leading up to Bike Week:

Wednesday 13 February

Saturday 23 February

Check our webpage for details, and follow us on FB for any updates!


You can find more information about Bicycle Network Tasmania's Social Rides Program here, including an explanation of the ride descriptor codes.

Our fortnightly In The Loop email newsletter gives a heads'up on scheduled rides.  You can register here if you don't already receive In The Loop - make sure you tick: "Advocacy - campaigns and programs".

Bicycle Network Tasmania makes every effort to ensure our organised rides are safe, however participants are advised to ensure they have insurance against accidents. The best option is to become a member of Bicycle Network.  This ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage whilst riding your bike.  

Please note - if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.





March 03, 2019 at 10:30am - 11:30am
St George's Square
Sorell, Tasmania 7172
Google map and directions
Dorothy · · 0421 103 257

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