One of the biggest revolutions in the motorcycling world is the rise of female riders says motoDNA Motorcycle Academy director Mark McVeigh.
The company runs training courses all over the country and will host a free information evening just for women at Lake Kawana community centre on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, September 10, from 6pm to 8pm.
McVeigh says he started noticing more women attending motoDNA training courses in 2014 and asked how he could attract more women to the training days.
“No men” was the reply. “That’s easy,” said McVeigh and motoDNA women’s only training days were born. They have since evolved to include more women-focused training.
“However, motorcycle training is only part of the equation,” says Mark. “We see women overcoming mental and physical challenges during our training days. We get lots of emotions and sometimes tears at the start of the day. After the first few sessions most of the nerves disappear and our students really start to have fun.”
He says there is a great sense of community among female riders with lots of women’s motorcycle groups and websites popping up. “Recent studies even show that women who ride their own motorcycles are noticeably happier – in life, in relationships, and even in the bedroom – than women who don’t ride,” he says.
Mark says the info evening will include female riders telling their stories, plus videos and information about riding. Guest speakers include adventure rider Linda McCall and Irish road racer Suzanne Douglas.