Crowdfunding campaign for Australian women's team surpasses $100,000 target

The fundraiser received two huge anonymous donations over the weekend

Riders at the Santos Festival of Cycling 2022.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

A GoFundMe campaign for a new Australian domestic women’s cycling team has raised $120,350 (£70,800), over $20,000 (£11,766) more than its initial target. 

Set up by Patrick Shaw, a former pro cyclist and directeur sportif of Australian women's team InForm TMX MAKE, the campaign seeks to fund a platform for young female cyclists to develop their talent. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.