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Safer cycling for women: an evaluation of a cycling skills training program

Smith, S S, McCarthy, T, Johnson, M, Dalton, S.

Bicyclists Cycling Issues Community Programs Driver/Rider Training Road User Training – General (Bicyclists, Workplace, OHS, Etc.)

ARSC conference 2018

In Australia, the most frequently reported barriers to cycling for females are safety concerns and lack of knowledge. In this initiative, a cycling skills training program was made available to women aged 50 years and older who are not regular cyclists. Comparison of cycling behaviour pre-and-post program show that skills training, supported rides and an environment to discuss safe cycling practices to increased cycling among the women. Importantly, participants report increased feelings of safety when riding.