‘Karen has hosted dozens of peo­ple on work ex­pe­ri­ence’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2017 Motorcycle Live -

Karen Neill, owner of North Lon­don’s Zenith Mo­tor­cy­cles, is a true Bri­tish bik­ing hero. Karen is the only woman in Bri­tain who owns and runs a motorcycle garage. In Zenith Mo­tor­cy­cles Karen runs a unique so­cial busi­ness. It is a hub for North Lon­don’s biker com­mu­nity, and over the last few years it’s hosted dozens of young peo­ple for work ex­pe­ri­ence: many of them from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds, some with dis­abil­i­ties. Their ex­pe­ri­ences have been trans­for­ma­tive, some who barely spoke when they ar­rived came away with a new found con­fi­dence and self be­lief at the end of their place­ment. Karen has also hosted or par­tic­i­pated in many char­ity events which have ben­e­fit­ted good causes to the tune of over £50,000. She has en­cour­aged dozens of women to take up mo­tor­cy­cling, cam­paigned tire­lessly against motorcycle theft, and does amaz­ing work in road safety ed­u­ca­tion. The lo­cal coun­cil has recog­nised her with two awards for her tire­less com­mu­nity work: ‘Haringey Hero’ and ‘Un­sung Women of Haringey’.

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