Active Life Journal

Kate Palethorpe
Inspiring #fondobutts l Fondo cyclist Melissa Martyn

Inspiring #fondobutts l Fondo cyclist Melissa Martyn

Meet Melissa. Fondo ride regular who went from occasional commuter to mountain goat. We've love watching Melissa grow as a cyclists so we sat down and asked her to share her cycling journey with us.   When did you start cycling and what type of cycling did you begin with? I grew up cycling to get from a to b (including riding to school) but nothing more than that. When I was in my early 20s I started doing a bit of bike path riding on weekends and in 2001 I went on the Great Tasmanian bike ride. That was a huge step...

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Anna Thomson

Join us at The RACV Ascent on 17 April

We're proud supporters of women's cycling and thrilled to partner with Bicycle Network for The RACV Ascent.  The inaugural event will see hundreds of women roll out of Cherry Hill Orchards on Sunday 17 April.  If you want to be a part of it, get in fast because registrations close 1 April.  The RACV Ascent is a big moment for women's cycling and we want to see women of all ages and abilities take part. The free program has been an overwhelming success and now's the time to celebrate just how far you've come by taking part in The RACV Ascent. With 65km and 100km...

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Anna Thomson
Follow our women's race team, Trek Fondo

Follow our women's race team, Trek Fondo

Our women's race team, Trek Fondo, has just launched a fabulous new blog on their website.  They'll be sharing their experiences and tips, both on and off the bike, over the next 12 months.  To kick things off, our resident Kiwi and newest recruit, Anna Stott, has given us an insight into her race debut at Tour of East Gippsland.  Check it out. And whilst you're at it, why not give the team a follow on social media: you'll find them on Instagram and Twitter.

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Kate Palethorpe
Trek Fondo launched in Melbourne

Trek Fondo launched in Melbourne

  Women’s cycling apparel brand, Fondo, has celebrated its first birthday with the launch of a new women’s race team ‘Trek Fondo’. The new team is registered with the Victorian Road Series however it’s much more than a group of A-graders riding bikes. Trek Fondo will be playing an active role in the women’s cycling community to encourage participation and inspire other female cyclists. Anna Thomson, Fondo Co-founder, said Fondo is working hard to support women’s cycling and encourage women to challenge themselves on their bike. “We’ve brought together a group of inspiring women to be ambassadors to the sport....

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