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Wheelie wonderful idea for women
Rose Marie Pierce, Peggy Lee and Luisa Savill have discovered the joys of riding. Picture: John Mokrzycki/The West Australian

Two years ago, mother of two Luisa Savill had never ridden a bike.

Not taught as a child, Ms Savill said she did not learn as an adult until she stumbled across an advertisement in her local council newsletter offering classes. She signed up immediately, slowly building her confidence on a bike.

Today, she is a member of the Wheelie Wonderful Women, an independent social riding group who meet each week to participate in riding events.

Ms Savill said the experience had changed her life.

“Riding is now a part of my life,” she said.

“It’s my chance to get some fresh air, stay healthy and grab a coffee with some really great women.”

More than 200 women have taken part in the City of Stirling’s Women on Wheels program since 2009. It teaches riding skills, bicycle maintenance and road safety.

The West Australian

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