It’s Ladies Day at the Ace Cafe for a World Record attempt
If you are a female motorcyclist or know of any lady bikers then get along to the Ace Cafe in North London this Sunday as the famous meeting place plays host to a world record attempt for the largest all female bike meet.
The existing record is a rather underwhelming 221 women with 190 bikes, arranged in Australia in September of last year. Yet organisers Nimisha Patel from London and Sherrie Woolf from Wales are expecting to smash that with up to 600 ladies attending between 9am and 3pm this Sunday, 16th August 2015.
Ms Patel and Ms Woolfe are keen to raise awareness of the increasing number of women riding motorcycles, particularly for bike and clothing manufacturers in the hope of seeing improved product ranges aimed at women.
Woolfe said: “When shopping for protective clothing, the female section is usually lacking in options and often the quality is lesser than the male counterparts. Sizing is also a huge problem that could be resolved with quite simple solutions. The assumptions are very frustrating with many ladies leather trousers not having the Velcro area to attach knee sliders. It’s time to realise that women are no longer just sitting on the back of the men’s bikes, we’re buying our own and using them for touring, off-roading, track days and commuting, just like the guys!”
Karen Cole, Safety and Training Director at the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), said: “40% of people who took a free ride with Get On programme were women. Get On made it easy for women to try motorcycling for the first time. Social-media has surely played a part in bringing women riders together in the past few years. The proliferation of female biking groups on Facebook has meant women riders can easily find friends to ride out with locally. As a result, small informal groups have been springing up across the country, which obviously helps generate and sustain interest in riding.”
Organised rides to the Ace Cafe are from Oval Motorcycle Centre in South West London leaving at 9am and Wollaston BMW in Northampton, leaving at 10am.
A charity fund raising raffle includes prizes of Moto GP tickets, bike services, tyres, suspension set up and Motorcycle Maintenance training courses. Money raised goes to The Hospice of The Valleys, also supported by the event’s co-sponsor, the Circuit of Wales.
For further information about the event, please contact Nimisha Patel and Sherrie Woolf on firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1433401400283857/
Ace Cafe London: http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/