How did ‘Ladies Back On Your Bike’ start?

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Ladies Back On Your Bike (LBOYB) was established in 2013 and after significant growth and increased skill levels of our members a second club, Bayside Cycling Club (BCC), was introduced in 2020. This club caters to road riders seeking more challenging riding opportunities. Between both clubs there is a range of six bike skill levels offered to members, from women new to riding, path riders and road riding allowing our clubs to ensure all skill levels and abilities are catered for.

Across these two female cycling clubs, we cater to riders of all abilities from those who want to learn to ride, as well as accomplished path and road riders who are wanting to ride and socialise with like-minded people.

Club members have the opportunity to join in weekly social rides, instructor-led rides, skills and bike maintenance sessions and leader-led bike tours in regional Victoria, interstate and overseas.

New owners, Karen and Narelle are long-standing members of both clubs and are AusCycling accredited Foundation instructors who regularly conduct bike skills sessions and lead bike rides for club members. Both ladies come from corporate backgrounds. Narelle has over 30 years of Human Resources experience and has held several HR vice president roles for global businesses. Karen has worked in the travel industry followed by a number of years in Marketing roles in the education sector and most recently a not-for-profit organisation.

Currently, the main hub for ride members is predominantly Bayside and Inner Melbourne suburbs with plans to spread into other areas of Melbourne as the club membership base grows.



What do you like about LBOYB: The ability to combine fitness, fun & friendship. I have met so many wonderful women thanks to the club.


What do you like about LBOYB: Absolutely love the camaraderie. Love that we come together primarily to ride and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and there are no other agendas- it doesn’t matter what you look like, wear or ride – although we excitedly celebrate others new purchases.


Getting out with like minded people who enjoy cycling; making new friendships, the camaraderie; going to different places & enjoying coffee & chats.