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From the couch to the bike: an evaluation of a cycling skills training program for women
EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Safety concerns is the major barrier to cycling participation in Australia, particularly for women. This is an evaluation study of Wheel Women a cycling skills and group ride program designed to encourage safe and regular cycling for women. Currently underway, the study includes: 1) analysis of Wheel Women participants (n=150) (e.g. demographics, cycling skills training, skills and fitness progression, cycling frequency); 2) an online survey of participants and non-participants, and; 3) indepth interviews. Findings will determine the effectiveness of the program to: provide skills training, improve safe cycling skills, increased cycling participation and identify improvements to further increase safe cycling.