Celebrating women in motorcycling – Rahab
Category : Success Stories
The post IFRD fever is still on and we continue to share more amazing women who are proving that motorcycle riding is for all. Next up is Rahab. Here is a snippet of her feature in Hadithi Picha’s original blog post:
“Our Women and Motorcycles photo series this week features Rahab. She has an adventurous spirit and loves anything that will take her outdoors, breathing the fresh air. She believes that there is so much to see and do in this world, one lifetime is not enough. An avid runner, she also plans to climb Mt Everest in the near future. She would go running in Antarctica and at the Everest Base camp. Her riding story is one to inspire you:
When did you start riding and what motivated you to take up riding ?
My bike arrived in the country in March 2016 and I slowly started riding then. My main motivation was to beat traffic. Back then it used to take me about an hour or more to get to the office and I was tired of it. I wanted to wake up, go for my morning run and still make it to work on time. And guess what? A bike was the perfect solution. The idea of taking long, out-of-town rides was also very appealing. I am a sucker for the outdoors and a bike would have me experience more of this.
Did you have to go through formal training? How was the training experience ?
I started by enrolling in one of the driving schools and took the practical classes. I however did not learn much though; they just teach the basics, enough for you to pass the Government riding exam and that’s it. I later had to supplement that training with another course at the 2×2 Motorcycle training school. That’s where I got the skills to ride alone on these busy roads. I have also had an additional training session with Malibu from InkedBikers. I believe that with motorcycling there is always something to improve on when it comes to your riding skills.
To read more about her biking journey, head over to Hadithi Picha’s Post