WOMEN@HCC

Whether you are a woman looking to ride with other like-minded women, wanting to increase your training hours or keen to race, Hawthorn Cycling Club is the club to join!

Join Women@HCC for women-specific training, social rides, racing and social events. We welcome all women though experience in riding in a group on the road is an advantage.

Our aim is to create a supportive cycling environment where women are encouraged to ‘have a go’, overcome their fears and do things they never thought possible.

Come join the team!

WHAT WE OFFER

Skills Sessions

HCC offers a number of skills sessions throughout the year covering all aspects of cycling including cornering, track riding and even mountain biking!

These skills sessions are open to Hawthorn Cycling Club members only – another great reason to join!

Training Camp

We hold a Women@HCC training camp for the HCC women each year. Past camp locations have included Lancefield, Bright, Marysville and Beechworth. The weekend is not to be missed and includes rides to suit all levels of experience, organised activities and plenty of laughs.

Racing

There are many women specific races on the racing calendar at all levels – club, combine, state and national. So whether it’s your first race or you’ve been racing for years, there will be something to suit your level of experience.

Our women target these races and use the HCC Team App to determine who’s racing, coordinate travel arrangements etc. This means that there should always be a friendly face at one of these races to give you the support you need.

HCC is itself a staunch supporter of women’s racing. Specifically, in the winter road season it hosts the Northern Combine Hawthorn Trophy Race, which has women’s grades, and over summer it holds a women’s Criterium Series. The club’s various Club Championship races always include women’s categories too.

Social Rides

HCC runs a weekly Friday morning women’s ride, starting at 6.15am at the corner of Walmer St and Yarra Boulevard. The ride is an easy roll, exploring Yarra Boulevard and a variety of side streets. Most importantly, coffee and banter follows the ride!

Other regular social rides are organised by our women members throughout the year around Melbourne and its outer regions. They may venture out to the Dandenongs or the Macedon Ranges to get in some hill climbing or simply ride along Beach Road, taking in the view across the Bay.

Social Events

All work, and no play… not good! That’s why we ensure there is a social element to our training rides and why we hold regular Women@HCC social events. This provides an opportunity for the women of HCC to touch base off the bike, share riding experiences and any thoughts on how we can develop and improve the Women@HCC program.

OTHER WOMEN’S CYCLING PROGRAMS

If you are not quite ready to join us on the road or are very new to cycling, we recommend you try one of the following programs to increase your cycling confidence:

Breeze Rides
www.breezerides.com.au

Wheel Women
www.wheelwomenaustralia.com

She Rides
www.cycling.org.au/Participation/She-Rides/Locations/VIC

CONTACT

For more information about any of the above, please email the HCC Women’s Coordinator: women@hawthorncycling.org