Jules Verheyen - Cycling Australia coach and WWCC ride leader
Jules is a Cycling Australia level 1 road and track cycling coach, level 3 personal trainer and has a degree in Primary Education. Jules' passion is to get women out enjoying their bicycles, assisting them in being able to form networks for riders' safety, friendships and fun.
Jules is the coach for Cycling Australia's She Rides programs, which have been running in the Illawarra for three years. In this time she has met a lot of keen cycling women and has made many cycling friendships; thus, the Wollongong Women's Cycle Club was formed as a way to bring women together, nurture new cyclists and give established cyclists a social network.
Jules works as an individual cycling coach, providing personalised cycling training programs via TrainingPeaks, an online system where tailored workouts are delivered to clients each day. Jules provides feedback, advice and encouragement and will individualise each training session to help cyclists reach a goal such as an event ride, improving fitness or getting started in racing.
Jules has competed at both state and national level in numerous racing events; in road events such as triathlon, time trial, teams TT and criteriums, and in track (velodrome) events such as teams sprint, teams pursuit and individual pursuit. Jules' vast experience makes her a great source of knowledge and a wonderful support to women just starting out on their cycling journey.
Jules has been appointed an Ambassador for TREK Bikes Australia and works at Wollongong's local bicycle shop Simple Cycles.
Rides: TREK Emonda SL8, Carbon Clincher Aleous 3 wheel set.
Joanne Vanderstok - Cycling Australia coach and WWCC ride leader
Jo has been riding a bike since she was a kid whizzing around and around the shed on her BMX. She has been a keen participant in many Sydney to Gongs, Mudgee Bike Musters, the Cadel Evans People's Ride and the short version of Fitz's Challenge as well as a nine-day epic ride around regional NSW.
She's taken her love of cycling overseas too, finding opportunities to cycle during trips to France and Myanmar and lining the roads to watch the professionals battle it out in the Giro D'Italia and Tour de France.
Kym Daly - WWCC ride leader
Kym took up road bike riding two years ago after completing the She Rides Together program.
She currently races in both track and road cycling events.
Kym serves on Cycling NSW's Women's Commission - an advocacy and advisory group working to grow the sport of cycling for women and girls.
She is passionate about supporting women to take up cycling and provide them with opportunities to discover the skills and confidence that comes from tackling new cycling challenges.