Women Riders World Relay baton

Baton arrives in Women Riders World Relay

The baton in the Women Riders World Relay arrived for the Australian leg yesterday with about 58 women riding out of Perth. Among them is 55-year-old Brisbane grandmother Collette Tindal (pictured above) who has so far ridden all the route, except for Indonesia. Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) is a world-first all-female motorbike relay passing a baton across 80 …

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singing up for women's world rally

Aussie women signing up for world rally

Registrations have opened for the Australian leg of the Women Riders World Relay 2019 with 150 signing up in the first day. Click here to check out the 13-day route from Perth across the bottom of Australia and up the east coast on the day 180 of the rally. Aussie relay ambassador Christi Hartwig is expecting …

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East Coast Female Riders Female riders create safe space to share

Female riders create safe space to share

Female riders have created a “safe space for women riders” with the East Coast Female Riders (ECFR) Facebook group.  Founders and moderators April Ryan and Rebecca Bell say the group started almost two years ago as a “small, humble idea”. “The group was created to provide women who share the same hobby with a support …

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Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

The Australian leg of the Women Riders World Relay 2019 has the most riders of any nation taking part, says Aussie relay ambassador Christi Hartwig (pictured above). She says even though registrations have not officially opened for the relay which will pass through Australia in August/September, they already have 3500 Australian members. The Women Riders …

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Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard: Travelling the World on a Motorcycle

Elspeth Beard is much-admired among many adventurers. At a time when few women travelled or rode motorbikes, Elspeth achieved an impressive feat- when she was just 23 years old she embarked on a solo motorbike journey around the world and became one of the first British women to do so. Let’s have a look at …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns rising tide of female riders

USA leads rising tide of female riders

Almost one in five motorcyclists in the USA is female, rising almost 10% in the past decade, according to the American Motorcycle Industry Council. Apart from Asian nations where many women ride scooters as their daily transport, that gives the USA the highest proportion of female riders in the western world. The next biggest female …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists FAFM expanding Debb and Bryan Geerts 2WheelBabes babe

Blokes join in final Babe Raid record rally

Blokes will be invited to take part in the Babe Raid rally at Dubbo in November when male and female motorcyclists are set to break up to 16 world records. Organiser Debb Geerts of 2WheelBabes says this is the final chance for Australian riders to set the records as she is moving on to other …

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Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

If the motorcycle industry is to survive it needs to encourage the next generation of riders and one of the most inspiring sights is 10-year-old Kayla Yaakov beating adult riders on the track. Inspiring children and parents Since Facebook page Kick-Ass Kids posted the above video of Kayla on their page on August 4 it …

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Chris Keeble and her Indian Chief Vintage Calamity Jane

Chris Keeble inspires with Calamity Jane

Blue Mountains rider Chris Keeble, 59, sent us her story about riding her bike, Calamity Jane, in the hope of not only inspiring more women to ride, but also empowering them to ride big bikes like her Indian Chief Vintage. Calamity Jane rides again     I started riding way back in my very early 20’s. My husband …

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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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