Cycling promotes health message
Women’s Health Bike Group members Jeanette May, Nicola Kinniard, Trai Marshall and leader Lyn Sharman

A group of cyclists played their part this week to raise awareness of Mental Health Week by promoting fun and exercise.

The Women’s Health Bike Group members were at Paisley Square promoting the Act, Belong, Commit message.

Group leader Lyn Sharman said the group was formed when most of the women learnt to ride together at a course.

‘‘Today, we really wanted to raise awareness about belonging to something and making friends,’’ she said.

‘‘It is all about the support the women offer each other.’’

South West Women’s Health and Information Centre health educator Anne Mackay said the group was a good way for women to come together.

‘‘It is a great way for women to keep mentally healthy,’’ she said.

‘‘This group really embodies what it means to act, belong and commit to something.’’

The group meets every Monday to go cycling together and many of the women also go walking together.

Member Trai Marshall said she had made great friends by joining the group.

‘‘It’s a great way to meet people, and we do lots of things together,’’ she said.

Women interested in joining the group can contact the South West Women’s Health and Information Centre on 9791 3350.

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