AusCycling | Women of AusCycling - International Women’s Day

Women of AusCycling - International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is on March 8 and is a time to celebrate the extraordinary roles played, acts of courage and determination, and achievements by women across the world.

Across Australia, there are thousands of superwomen in the sport of cycling, from world-beating athletes, coaches, administrators, commissaires and local club legends who are the heartbeat of the cycling community.

For the first time, AusCycling has been united under one organisation for all the cycling disciplines and clubs, an organisation that will provide more opportunity for our women than ever, for equality, and for positive change.

Join Olympian and world champion Kate Bates as we celebrate International Women’s Day by chatting to seven of our amazing women in AusCycling.


Marne Fechner: CEO of AusCycling - the first-ever female to run the sport of Cycling in Australia

Maeve Plouffe: Australian Cycling Team endurance cyclist - targeting Tokyo while studying a dual degree

Jessica McClelland: Vice President of the Hawthorn Cycling Club - is nurturing grassroots women’s participation

Lynne Munro: Australian Cycling Team Olympic Fast Track Program Coach championing for more female coaches

Natalya Diehm: BMX Freestyle trailblazer shining a light in a male-dominated discipline

Kimberly Conte: UCI Commissaire & World Tour Event Director, one of only a handful of female race directors worldwide

Rebecca McConnell: Aiming for a third Olympics, and has spent a decade on the world pro mountain biking tour

#LetsRideTogether #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge

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