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Shredding Betties give back in celebration

IN celebration of its first anniversary, Shredding Betties is giving back by donating to Shed Shreds Australia and Southern City BMX.

The donations come following sales from the fundraising calendar that the group made last year.

“This has been a whole community effort,” Shredding Betties founder Jenni McLeod said.

“All of the funds raised from the calendar sales will be used to connect, support and inspire women and girls to get out on their wheels.

“It is especially pleasing to hear that Southern City BMX will be using the funds to fly down a female coach from the mainland – this is exactly the purpose of these donations.

“We are looking forward to hearing how the She Shreds crew decides to use their funds as well.”

In addition to the calendar sales, Shredding Betties has had a successful year introducing women and girls to mountain biking, providing opportunities to build skill sets.

“We run social rides every month, as well as introduction and pre-race course rides,” Ms McLeod said.

“We are fortunate to be sponsored by the Dirt Devils mountain bike club, which means our rides are insured.

“Shredding Betties has a great team of women who all contribute to create a positive, can do environment for riders.

“We believe everyone can be a Betty, no one is left behind.”

The group’s birthday celebrations will also include an event at the Meehan Range on 13 and 14 October.

Information about the event can be found on the Shredding Betties Facebook page following the links to the “Less Room in the Carpark” event.

“This event is for beginner to intermediate riders and includes coaching, an introduction to bike mechanics, as well as a social ride on Sunday,” Ms McLeod said.

“We want to create less room in the carpark, because we aim to keep getting more women and girls into mountain biking.”

For more information or the contact the Shredding Betties, email shreddingbetties@gmail.com.

Caption: Back left, Allison Ralph from Southern City BMX, Jared Andrew from She Shreds Australia and Dirt Devils Mountain Bike Club president Adam Christopher with the next generation of shredders.

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