Gender Equality

Neo doesn’t just talk gender equality, we practice it.

Traditional cycling clubs are often skewed towards a male membership, especially in the adult ranks with just 10% female participation.

When we started our club in 2015, over 60% of our members were female, including a committee that was 50% female.

Today, our general membership is 37% female and our management committee is 25% female. The overall male membership skew has become increasingly pronounced as we’ve added adult memberships.

We need to engage more girls and women in our sport, especially in the junior ranks to restore the balance.

Our commitment

If the gender ratio for an age category, drops below 40%, we will provide support by offering discounted access to our impressive loan bike fleet, registration and race entries for a whole season.

What you receive

  • A race ready bicycle that you can take home for the season. (6 months).
  • A bike exchange if you outgrow the bike mid-season, depending on availability.
  • A season registration.
  • All Sunday weekly Neo events already paid for in the season.
  • A free Cycling Australia (CA) race membership in your first year. This will allow you to race at any other CA club event. We will activate it when you feel ready to start racing elsewhere.

The cost to juniors (18-)

$110 + Active Kids voucher.

Valued at $330 – $471 depending on age.

You may pay $100 in lieu of an Active Kids voucher if you have already consumed it elsewhere.

The cost to adults (18+)

$175*

Valued at $775.

* The Neo family discount may not be combined with this offer as it is already heavily discounted.

Bike Bond

The prices above include the lease of a bike for six months, but does not include the bond. A fully refundable $300 bond is required to cover any damage that may be caused to the bike.

Who has access to the discount?

From September 2020 to August 2021 all;

Females born in the following years

    • 2001 or earlier.
    • 2007
    • 2010 to present

Males born in the following years

    • 2002
    • 2004
    • 2005
    • 2006
    • 2009

Males? What the heck?

Yes. The growth in the number of female race memberships at Neo has been so successful, it created a gender imbalance in our club! – I can’t imagine this offer will last long. Male entries tend to outnumber females two to one in the older age categories at junior tours.

Can I help close the gender gap?

If you have a business, Neo wants to partner with you to help reduce the hurdles for young riders getting into cycling.

If your business is cycling related, we would love for you to help us with loan bikes, jerseys, knicks, shoes, gloves, socks etc that can be used to encourage riders into the sport.

If your business is not cycling related, cold hard cash helps too. -We’d love for you to cover the other 50% of the bike rental and/or a uniform, registration costs etc.

Tell our Gender Equality Manager your idea or contact her for more information.