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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