Riding a bike to manage mental health
Jean Hailes and Bicycle Network gear up for women's health

Bicycle Network is proud to be teaming up with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health again in 2018.

As a Major Community Partner, Bicycle Network will work with Jean Hailes to promote the importance of physical activity in support of a happy and healthy life. 

The partnership extends to Women’s Health Week - 3-7 September 2018.

The national campaign encourages all women in Australia to put their health first and provides tips and resources to help women make positive changes.

According to Janet Michelmore, AO, Jean Hailes Executive Director, physical activity, such as getting on a bike, has so many benefits for your health.

“Regular physical activity can help with overall wellbeing, sleep, mental health, pain management and increased energy levels,” says Ms Michelmore.

As a national health promotion charity, Bicycle Network has a number of initiatives that focus on supporting, encouraging and empowering more women of all ages to get active through bike riding. 

Learn more about Bicycle Network's free Women's Community or MIND. BODY. PEDAL program. 

Anthea Hargreaves, Bicycle Network's General Manager Public Affairs believes that riding a bike is one of the easiest ways for women of all ages to get active.

“Incorporating exercise, like bike riding, into your daily life is a great way to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise we all need to keep happy and healthy – it’s also a lot of fun too.”

In support of Women's Health Week, Bicycle Network will once again arrange a number of Women’s Health Week bike rides in various locations around Australia during September as well as encouraging women in their community to put their health first.



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The campaign involves a television ad and website full of resources and advice.

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