Bike sis­ters do­ing it for them­selves and a cause

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The Pil­bara Mo­tor­cy­cle Sis­ters hit the open road over the week­end for an aware­ness ride cel­e­brat­ing fe­male rid­ers band­ing to­gether.

A group of fe­male rid­ers rode from Kar­ratha to Onslow and back on Satur­day and Sun­day as part of a PMS womenonly ride to raise aware­ness of the promi­nence of women in mo­tor­cy­cling.

It is the sec­ond event the PMS have done for In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Ride Day since hold­ing their first ded­i­cated ride for it in 2015.

PMS pres­i­dent Leah Sc­holes said the group wanted to show their sup­port for the world­wide move­ment.

“We’re do­ing it be­cause it is In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Ride Day and so glob­ally, ev­ery­body across the world is get­ting on their bikes, show­ing that women are just as good as the blokes are and we’re out there,” she said.

Ms Sc­holes said fe­male rid­ers had a par­tic­u­larly strong pres­ence in the Pil­bara but num­bers were more widely on the rise. “The stats are start­ing to show that fe­male bike rid­ers are get­ting up there along­side, if not in some clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions over­rid­ing, the men,” she said.

“So women rid­ers, we are get­ting out there, we’re not just sit­ting on the back of the bike, we’re on the bikes and we’re out the front and we’re sis­ters just like the broth­ers. It’s about em­pow­er­ing women.”

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

The Pil­bara Mo­tor­cy­cle Sis­ters who hit the road for their In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Ride Day ride to Onslow.

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