Lois Pryce female solo rider

From reluctant pillion to solo rider

How do you encourage women to go from a reluctant pillion to a solo rider? Women riders should be as common as women drivers, according to the American Motorcyclist Association‘s first female chair in its 94-year history, Maggie McNally. Maggie’s comment makes plenty of sense, yet women still only represent about 10-12% of the riding …

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Fabienne Phillips of Girl Torque.cc win female rider training for mother's day women

Girl Torque.cc offers female rider training

Girl Torque.cc female rider training was started late last year by enthusiast rider and motorcycle traveler Fabienne Phillips to “empower more Australian women to ride safely and confidently on the road”. However, it not only offers personalised rider training but also offers women help to buy the right bike and gear. For an annual fee of $99, women …

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Kylie Sonter not one of your stereotypical biker chicks

Women don’t have to be biker chicks to ride

Female rider numbers continue to grow, but Kylie Sonter of Bendigo debunks the old myth that they all have to be tough biker chicks. “Yes, it is possible to be female and ride a motorbike without coming across as a tough and ‘beer-sculling biker chick from hell’ type of image,” the 46-year-old says. “I ride …

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Anita Yosuf First Muslim woman to ride around world

First Muslim woman to ride around world

The first Muslim woman to ride around the world, Anita Yusof, says she wanted to prove to Islamophobes that Muslim women are not oppressed or discriminated against. The 49-year-old Malaysian university lecturer and mother of two rode a Yamaha FZ150 through 40 countries in America, Europe and Asia over 370 days. “I was given free lodging …

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Amanda Chan Flying Solo Gear Co

Amanda forges unisex riding gear company

She has ridden in snow, through cyclones, fixed her chain with a piece of pipe by the side of the road and now Amanda Chan is developing a unisex sportbike gear brand Flying Solo Gear. The 29-year-old Canadian moved to Melbourne in May 2015 and one of the first things she did was lap the …

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Female rider Zenith Irfan defies pakistan taboos

Pakistani woman rider defies taboos

It’s hard enough for women to defy community perceptions and taboos to ride a motorcycle, let alone a woman in a traditional Muslim country such as Pakistan. But brave young Zenith Irfan did just that with her six-day journey from Lahore through the Kashmir belt on the Pakistani side in June on several different motorcycles …

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Leigh Hutton, author of The Go Girls Chronicles female rider cosmetics

Mother’s Day ride to remember

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums riding out there from MotorBikeWriter. To celebrate, we have asked author and mother Leigh Hutton* to tell us what it means to be a motorbiking mother. Mother’s Day can generally be defined as a day of the year on which mothers are particularly honoured by their children. It …

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