Purple pedal power... cyclists celebrating International Women's Day on the streets of Coffs Harbour.
Purple pedal power... cyclists celebrating International Women's Day on the streets of Coffs Harbour. Coffs Coast Advocate

Cycle celebration for women's day

THEY took to the streets and painted the town purple on Saturday for a special bike ride to celebrate International Women's Day.

More than 50 men and women, ranging in age and cycling ability, gathered in the city square at 7am on Saturday to take part in the ride.

Event spokesperson Judith Fleming said three separate routes were offered to participants to suit their riding experience.

“Volunteers from the regular Saturday community rides generously filled in as ride leaders, ensuring everyone had a safe and enjoyable time,” Ms Fleming said.

One of the riders, 80-year-old Frances Blake, cruised through the hour-long ride on her pink bike, her second time undertaking the ride.

Frances reportedly enjoyed the ride so much last year that she bought a new bike for this year's event.

Ms Fleming said many of the participants enjoyed the event so much they have vowed not to leave it until next year's International Women's Day to ride again.



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