November 13, 2023

Daisy Pearce saddles up

A pioneer of women’s sport in Australia, Daisy Pearce has confirmed she’ll be taking part in the 2024 TAC People’s Ride alongside Cadel Evans and thousands of eager cyclists this summer.

The AFLW Premiership captain and three-time All-Australian was a star in the AFLW, inspiring women and young girls across the country to take up football.

Despite hanging up her boots in 2022, Pearce has become one of the most significant voices in football as a respected commentator and now resides in Geelong as part of the coaching and development team at the Geelong Cats.

A keen cyclist and a proud mother to twins – Sylvie and Roy – Daisy is thrilled to be joining the ride on her local roads and has put the call-out for women and girls across Victoria to join her on the bike.

Setting her sights on the 113km course which includes the famed Challambra climb, Pearce can’t wait to challenge herself and pedal the same roads as the professionals as part of a jam-packed weekend of cycling.

“Cycling is something I have always enjoyed and really gotten into recently! Plus my kids are obsessed so I’m thrilled to be the 2024 TAC People’s Ride ambassador,” Pearce said.

“I want to see more women and girls getting out on their bikes and finding ways to keep active. The TAC People’s Ride is the perfect way to set a new training goal, socialise with your friends and stay safe on the roads.

“It’s wonderful to see the region transform as the world’s best descend on our roads, I can’t wait to join thousands of others and ride alongside Cadel Evans!”

Transport Accident Commission CEO Tracey Slatter is looking forward to welcoming attendees to the event.

“The People’s Ride is an important opportunity for the TAC to engage with the cycling community and talk about how all road users can work together to keep our roads safe.”

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