New Horizons graduates tackle Tour de Femme

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Several New Horizons graduates participated in the Tour de Femme event at the end of 2016.

We are very proud of the twelve women who competed. They completed a 24 km course along the Tuggeranong Parkway - for some, the longest distance that they had ridden without stopping.

Place-getters in the event included three New Horizons graduates. Margaret Coltman was placed second in the 60-69 age category, Cheryl Oostermeyer was first in the 70-79 age category and Diana Bennett took out first place in the 80+ category. These ladies are truly inspiring.

New Horizons is an award-winning cycling skills course offered by Pedal Power in March and October each year.

Course coordinator Sue Lake is happy to announce that enrolments are now open for the next course, starting in March.

"Training starts in car parks and continues on a mix of bike paths and quiet roads. There is always a coffee stop and opportunity to get to know other participants," said Sue.

"During the course, it's great to see novice riders become capable cyclists. Many continue to enjoy the social rides available through Pedal Power or events like the Tour de Femme."

The course teaches cycling skills, basic bike maintenance and equipment, nutrition and physio exercises for cyclists. There will be four evening classroom sessions and ten morning rides, starting on 15 March 2017.

Participants can choose a Wednesday evening class and Friday morning ride or a Thursday evening class and Saturday morning ride.

To secure a place in the 2017 Autumn New Horizons course, you can register online, call 6248 7995 or email



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