VCC Women

Womens’ Cycling in Canberra – Want to get involved?

We’d love to have you!

VCC is a great club for women cyclists. We run regular novice events, are friendly and supportive and have a structured pathway for new cyclists for all abilities.

Cycling can be a daunting sport for newcomers! More and more women are taking up cycling as a sport, but it can still be quite overwhelming turning up to a cycling event for the first time. If you have questions or are not sure where to start, please contact Brandie O’Connor, the Vikings Women’s Development Officer by sending an email to

Local racing is for everyone. You don’t need to be a super athlete to try a local race. The challenge and training benefits you can get from local racing are a fun way to vastly improve your fitness, bike skills and contact with other cyclists including other Women riders.

New riders can get comfortable with riding in one of our regular bunch rides, and can also meet other new cyclists. The club runs a Women and Girls Bunch Ride on the the first Thursday of each month starting at 6:00am. A good place to start is signing up to the Vikings Forum and visiting the section called Training Rides in the ACT. If it’s your first time, post a message a few days beforehand introducing yourself and noting that you are a first-timer so that we know to look out for you.

The club runs a Novice Program each Spring and occasionally runs an additional one in Autumn, depending on demand. The program will consist of eight weeks of skills session, bunch rides, a safe intro to racing, information sessions and most important of all, the chance to hang out with fellow cyclophiles. A club newsletter informs members of dates for our novice and other training programs. You can also check the VCC Novice Program page  regularly for updates.

Finally, check out our tips for Novice Cyclists.